The next step for students after graduation is Employment. In order to get the coveted job, you need to prepare a resume (CV, <<Cirriculum Vitae»), which will present you in a favorable light to the employer.
1. Identify the key points
These are the main points that must be specified in any CV:
- Full name
- The workplace at the moment, or the status of “Graduate / Student”
- LinkedIn Account (believe me, it will interest your employer)
- Contact number
- Work Experience
- Skills (regarding exactly your industry)
2. Your Bonus points
- Foreign language skills
- Interests / Experience, also related to the field of activity/ Social activity
3. Your answer to the question
Often, the employer indicates in the job ad – the skills that are required from the employee. If you meet the needs, be sure to include it in the summary. If other questions are asked never skip them and answer with truthfulness and sincerity.
4. Have Atleast Three CVs
Resume 1 – Everything you’ve ever written about yourself. The whole experience of all jobs and all the achievements. This allows you to simply copy the desired section and use it to write the CV, for the specific position.
Resume 2 – A template that contains only the most basic information about you. Name, qualifications, education, information that will not change in the foreseeable future. This template will be used as a template later.
Resume 3 – The same, that you will send to the employer. Take CV 1, enrich it suitably with the job information from the CV 2 and end up with a great resume that meets all the requirements.
5. Sweet and short
The employer reads hundreds of CVs and it’s really exhausting. Do not boast that you have scored a hat-trick in the final of the tournament “Leather Ball”, if it does not belong to the sphere of your activities.
Try to keep within one A4 page. (Well, if you have 25 years of experience in the profession, it is possible to have 2 pages overall). If you need some help with your CV there are hundreds of online writing help resources that can do that in a short amount of time.
6. Be creative
This advice applies only to professionals whose occupations,one way or another, are related to the creative and imaginative job. If you are a designer, creativity distinguishes you from the ruck.
But if you file a resume for a position in finance industry or business, it is preferable to stick to a strict format.
7. Strict format does not mean a boring one
The rigor and restraint do not oblige you to write all exclusively with Times New Roman and a font size 10.
Pick an interesting font for your name. Let it hook the attention. And then go back to a more restrained design. Underline some key points and headings.
8. To add a photo or not?
This is a discussion that does not necessarily have a conclusion. However, to add a photo in a CV is an additional risk, as the market is still full of conservative candidates who do not accept this format.
In general, use the photos only if it is essential and your intuition tells you that this is the only right decision. Positions that require constant communication and cooperation with customers face to face definitely might require your photo.
If it is possible include references from someone who was above you in the company you previously worked. This will give the employer the chance to evaluate you more objectively.
10. Re-read your CV 5 times
Ask someone to check your resume for all types of errors. Read it once by yourself and later give to your friend to check if there are any grammatical errors, spelling mistakes or stylistic ones. The employer will take a perfect CV for granted because if the person desires to get the job, they will be extremely attentive and responsible while presenting themselves.