7 things you don’t want missing in your CV

What is CV?

CV is the shortened form for Curriculum Vitae. The Americans prefer to call it ‘resume.’ They basically refer to the same document; a document that contains an employers’ first impression about a job applicant.

In this post, I will be sharing with you 7 things recruiters look out for in C.V’s that you don’t want to miss out while writing your C.V.

  1. KEYWORDS: While writing your CV, you must use enough keywords that are related to the job you are applying for in order for your application not to be filtered away by the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) of recruiters and hiring managers.  In this post, Things Career Related provides more explanation on how ATS works.
  2. FORMAT: it is important to always embolden important headings in your CV .It is also useful to put them in bigger fonts. They draw recruiters’ attention to your content.
  3. ACTION VERBS: Recruiters are interested in what you can do for the company not what they can do for you. Depending on your job description, it is useful to use action verbs such as ‘managed’, ‘developed’, ‘planned’, ‘conducted’, ‘organised’ etc. while writing your work experience.correct CV iMAGE
  4. CONSISTENCY: Check your CV for consistency in dates. Inconsistency sends the wrong message to recruiters
  5. SKILLS: Recruiters are interested in skills gained outside the classroom. You should include it while writing and differentiate between hobby and skill.
  6. PROFESSIONAL EMAIL: Do not include an email address that suggests naivety. If your email address doesn’t seem professional, kindly do yourself a favour and open a new one that has your name on it.
  7. PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT: The importance of social media in the professional world cannot be overemphasised. Including your social media page that contains your career progress can be quite useful. Check your social media page for any content that may seem offensive to the company’s policy. If don’t have a professional social media account, you can open one with LinkedIn .You may be lucky that your potential recruiter has read one of your career post before.

A good way to have an error free CV is to share your CV with others to read

Finally, never have a one for all CV. Always be ready to make some adjustments to your CV.

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