It’s all about the first impression
Hiring managers get heaps of CVs and resumes under their noses and don’t spend much time looking them. You get about 6 seconds of their attention and in those precious seconds you want to make sure you stand out from the crowd and you’re smashing it!
There is a difference between a resume and a Curriculum Vitea (CV).
• CV: Curriculum Vitea is Latin for “course of life”. In a CV you give a summary of your life and provide an overview of relevant training, work experience and extracurricular activities. It is a reflection of you, the author. The length of your CV is depending on the amount of relevant training, work experience and extracurricular activities, although in general it is a document of two or more pages. Your CV needs to look organised and written in the same format through all different parts and positions. In addition, different parts of the CV are listed in reverse chronological order.
• Resume: Résumé is French for “summary”. It usually contains a summary of your education and relevant work experience. It is important to emphasise those skills and experiences most relevant to the position you’re applying for and therefore you may have to tailor it for each different position you’re applying for. The length of your should not be longer than 1-2 pages.
Most times the terms CV and resume are used interchangeably in Australia. However it is important to always submit an application with what was asked of you. These little tips count for a lot more than you might think.
Other difficulties you might face are whether or not to include difference aspects like a picture of yourself, your date of birth or your citizenship? Which font is best to use, which size?
You only have one chance to make a first impression so it needs to be perfect!
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