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How to write a WOW CV



Introduction


Your CV is probably the most important document you will ever write, so take your time and ensure it is perfect!





Keep It Simple


You don't have to go all out with your resume. The best way to get a job is by keeping it simple and straightforward. Make sure you use a simple template, font, layout and design.





Present a Professional Email Address


Keep it short. Don’t make your professional email address too long.





Choose the Right Format


There are different formats for a CV. The right format for you depends on the kind of job you're applying for and what you have to say about your career so far.

The most common formats include:


  • Chronological CVs list your experience in reverse chronological order (most recent first), with jobs listed as they were held and starting from the most recent activity to the earliest activity. They can be used by graduates or people changing careers, especially if you want to show employers how well-rounded your skills are. A chronological resume gives recruiters an idea of what work experience has been most relevant or essential to get the point across quickly. It also uses bullet points instead of paragraphs, so it's easy for them to scan through quickly!





Tailor Your CV for the Job to which You are Applying


If you are applying for a job in the same industry as your last job, you can use the same CV. If you are applying for a job in a different industry, then it is best to tailor your CV. For example: if you have been working as an accountant but want to work as an administrator, then omit any references to accounting skills and include information on administrative abilities instead; or if you have been working in retail and now want to work as an office manager, include information about how well-organized and detail-oriented you are.





Avoid These Mistakes People Make on Their CVs


  • Use a spell checker to ensure your CV is free of errors.

  • Be sure your CV is free of typos, formatting, and grammatical mistakes.

  • Make sure your CV contains no spelling errors, as this may indicate some kind of literacy problem or lack of care when presenting yourself professionally.




Here Is How to Write a Great CV In Five Easy Steps


  • Step 1 - Put yourself in the recruiter's shoes and keep your focus.

  • Step 2 – Design, Layout & Structure of the CV.

  • Step 3 - Content of the CV.

  • Step 4 – Appearance, Spelling and Grammar





Step 1 - Put Yourself in The Recruiter’s Shoes & Keep Your Focus


You are not the only person applying for the job. You will be up against many other candidates with similar education, experience, and skill sets to yours. This means that recruiters must make quick decisions about whether they want to move forward with you or not. They need reasons to reject and accept you, so it’s essential that your CV is clear on what value you bring.





Step 2 – Design, Layout & Structure of the CV


A well-designed and structured CV will help you to present yourself in the best possible light. It is essential that your CV is easy to read, and this will be achieved by having a logical layout with consistent formatting throughout.


A good structure for your CV is:


  • Section 1 – Personal Details

  • Section 2 – Education & Qualifications

  • Section 3 – Work Experience/Employment History (optional)


The layout of each section should be as follows:





Step 3 - Content of the CV


The content of your CV is the next step, and it's essential to ensure you've got all this right. There are two things you should do:


  • Start with your most recent experience first, and then go backwards in time as far as possible.

  • Be concise, but include everything that is relevant to the job you are applying for or shows what kind of person you are - for example, if your hobbies include going to church or playing rugby union in a local league team on weekends, include this information too! Don't be afraid to say why something is relevant; for example, "I learned to use Microsoft Office because I wanted an easy way of creating presentations".

  • Avoid exaggeration; employers prefer modest candidates rather than boastful (and if they don't know any better, they may look down on people who do). They also appreciate honesty over false modesty, so don't leave anything out just because it doesn’t seem very impressive at first glance - there could be some hidden gems somewhere! For example perhaps during a summer break when other kids were sunning themselves on beaches around Europe while their parents were working hard at home trying to maintain not only their own careers but also those belonging memberships which enable them to access certain facilities such as swimming pools etcetera those same children might have been kept occupied by “Mommy” reading stories from books written centuries ago about brave knights fighting fierce dragons whilst Daddy read newspapers about current events happening across country or even world (which could include wars happening overseas).




Step 4 - Appearance, Spelling and Grammar


  • Use a professional font. You should ensure that the font you use is easy to read and will be suitable for the type of job you are applying for. Many free fonts are available online, but if you choose to purchase one, it is worth considering purchasing from a reputable company such as Adobe or Linotype.

  • Make sure your CV is accessible on the eye. With so much information crammed into one document, it’s important not to overload your CV with unnecessary images or gimmicks (such as using different colours). Instead, keep your layout clean and simple with plenty of white space; this will help draw attention to the most critical parts of your CV without distracting them in any way.

  • Use bullet points rather than paragraphs when outlining key achievements and skills in an area where there may be several relevant examples (i.e., work experience). Bullet points also make it easier for scannability since they can be quickly scanned by recruiters who don't have time to read through lengthy descriptions before making a decision about whether someone meets their requirements or not, deciding whether someone meets their requirements!





Step 5 - Review and Revise Your CV Until It Is Perfect


Now that you've got all the relevant information and a clear and concise structure, it's time to make sure you have a good layout, spelling and grammar, and a good cover letter. Review all of these carefully before sending them off!

If you're still not sure about anything on there, then don't be afraid to ask someone else for their opinion (maybe your parents or friends). Ask them if they think everything looks ok. If they say "yes," then great job! If they say "no" then maybe there are some things that need changing... but don't worry—there's always room for improvement!






Your CV is probably the most important document you will ever write, so take your time and ensure it is perfect!


Your CV is the first thing an employer will see when looking at your application. It's very important to make sure it is perfect, and you should take your time to ensure this.

For example: "The first step in creating a powerful résumé or CV is to create a strong header."



Conclusion


Writing a great CV is not difficult; you just need to keep it simple and be clear about what you have achieved. You also need to ensure that your CV is free from any spelling or grammatical errors - check it several times and ask others to check it for you too. The whole purpose of writing a great CV is to get you the job of your dreams - so take your time over it until you are confident it will do its job correctly.



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