As job applicants, you know that a Curriculum Vitae or CV is necessary in applying for jobs and internships in companies in order to showcase your skills and past job experiences for them to hire you. However, for first time applicants, writing a CV can be slightly difficult and confusing especially when you have no idea what to put in your own CV. Well to help you come up with a professional CV, here are some of our best in-house tips:
- Write your name, address, telephone number, and email at the top of the page.
You should make sure that your name is a size larger than all the other text in your CV to let the reader know who it belongs to. You can provide a short personal profile on your CV to give your reviewer a short view of yourself and your personality.
- Make sure that there is a section in your CV which indicates your educational background.
In here, you will write the schools and institutions you studied from. You write this in reverse chronological order from your recent education to your elementary or grade school education. You should indicate the year you began studying for each of them and the year you graduated. If you ever received any notable awards, you should also indicate it on your CV.
- List down your entire past job experiences, the company or business you’ve worked for, the time you’ve worked under them and a contact person per job.
You should also list down your skills and the other things you are capable of doing like being computer literate for instance. Make sure that the skills and capabilities you’ve listed are related to the job you’re applying for or the company you wish to work under. You can also provide other information if you feel like there is a gap in your CV.
- At the end of your CV, you should put in references.
These references would be the people the company or business can contact to make sure that the information you provided were credible. You should put the full name of the persons who they can contact and their contact numbers. These can be your previous employers, your professors, teachers, etc.
- After you’ve written your CV, you should check for spelling and grammar errors.
Some companies and businesses reject CVs when they see they have poor spelling. If your CV is also sloppy, there is a tendency that they will also reject it. Make sure that your details are written concisely and they aren’t written in really long paragraphs otherwise they will not read it.