Writing the C.V. is like going to the gym: it do requires initiative, energy and
more over a dedication, and, at times, it could be daunting. In a long run, however,
the hard work pays off and allows to put best foot forward with the prospective
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Step 1: Establish objective.
While a main goal of exercise may be to lose some weight, the job seeker’s ultimate
aim is to be recruited in some company/industry. Start by including a objective in the
C.V. It should spell out the career goals and the qualifications for a role. Though
it is optional element, the objective allows to tailor the C.V. to job vacancy.
Make sure about the things you include, this section is targeted to a company and the
job applying for. Your objective may look something like this: "The entry-level position
at the magazine which gives an opportunity to apply my background in English and my three
years of experience as editor of my university newspaper.”
Step 2: Shift into an high gear.
If you do expect to see the results, whether you are working on the calves or on the C.V.,
sooner or later, you have got to pick up a pace. Since a work history section is a
most important element of the C.V., it is the best section can work hard on. Most of the
employers prefer the applicants list their work experience in the reverse chronological
order, starting with the most recent jobs. Be sure to include position, company,
location and also the dates of employment. Do use action words to describe the accomplishments
and specifically demonstrate like how you made a positive impact on the company.
For example, it is not enough to say, "Grew territory revenue in a excess of corporate
goal". The statement like. "Grew territory revenues 25% by less than six months,
exceeding the established goal of 15%" will impress the employers more.
Remember that single size does not fit on your C.V. If you are applying for the variety
of roles, what do you highlight should relate specifically to each of the unique job vacancy.
If you have been out of a workforce for some time or looking to make the career
change, consider grouping the work history under the functional categories instead
Step 3: Eliminate the extraneous activities.
Even a strongest athletes run out of the steam when they do overexert themselves.
Avoid exhausting yourself, and C.V. reader, by weeding out information that do not
directly relate to a job at hand. For example, if we are currently in the finance
role and the big fan of the circus, there is no point in mentioning the affinity for
flying trapeze. Or if you want to show off particular skill that is not been included
in a work history section, such as the familiarity with certain software application,
list all the training courses you have taken or the certifications you have received.
Just do not go into detail about the personal hobbies that do not directly relate to
Step 4: Do not forget a final stretch.
Feeling the burn of a lactic acid build-up while exercising one thing, but waking up
with pain is another. Smart athletes know that it is important to conclude the exercise
routine with some of the final stretches. After you have written the C.V, should give
one last look for the grammar and the punctuation errors, misspelled words and the types.
Format document so that it is easy to read and also appealing to an eye. Use the
boldface type for the section headings, employer names and the job titles, and leave
ample white space so that it does not look cluttered.
If you submit the application through an e-mail, prepare the file as the plain-text
document so that it can be read on any of the computer system. Remove all the
formatting enhancements, such as the underlining or boldface, and replace the bullets
with an asterisks or dashes.
Step 5: Request a quick once-over.
If you have worked hard to develop a well-defined abs, you should not be afraid to show
off them. Similarly, before submitting the C.V., show it to some of your friends or
the professionals in the field and ask if they do think it successfully highlights the
background and the skills. Pair of fresh eyes can also spot any of the errors that you
Writing the C.V. can be challenging, but it should not make you to break out in a sweat.
Approach the task as you would workout: Break it down into small parts, take your
own time and give each one of them. With the little effort and the willpower, you
are bound to strengthen the chances of landing a job you seek.