When making a CV

When making a CV

  • March 01, 2017
Making a CV for the first time really feels weird, a lot of questions come to our minds and the feeling of not knowing how to fill up those crucial pages bothers us all. And although having an impressive CV does play an important role in our professional lives, taking things too seriously might not be to our advantage. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you build a solid CV:

1- Make it Fun and Original:
A CV is what stands between you and landing that first interview, it’s the first form of contact between you and your potential employer and since there’s a lot of competition out there your main goal is to stand out. Your CV represents you and if it just fits in with the others it’ll eventually fade away in the crowd.”

2- Adapt, Adapt, Adapt:
What you’re trying to do when applying for a job is technically sell yourself and the ad for the “product” that is you and of the many things that form a successful ad is adaptation: every ad is aimed at a particular type of person, your CV should adapt just as much. In other words create your CV based on the type of job you’re applying to.

3- Keep it Short and Interesting:
Don’t worry about having too little content, that doesn’t matter as long as the essentials are properly highlighted. The quality over quantity rule is one that should not be taken lightly; it’ll help you ease through a lot of situations!

4- Paper Isn’t Always Your Friend:
A CV doesn’t necessarily have to be a piece of paper, in fact CVs don’t have a particular platform to stick to which means that you can hand in any form of document you’d like, from a RTF to an info-graphic sheet or even a video, it just has to fit in well with the work context you’re hoping to get into!

*In the end, meeting academic requirements is not a rare thing, and a lot of people have gone through the same formation you might have, the CV is what shows the difference between you and the others, so go on and show your next employer how you stand out!

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