Below are some quick tips to keep in mind when creating, customizing and using your CV.
- Be truthful and honest. If you lie, you will be discovered very quicklyList your latest job / experience first and work your way back in time
- Make a research of the company you are applying for, tailor your resume with the company in mind. Match your knowledge and experience with their brand values
- Read the job description. Make sure you know what you are looking for and refer to the job in your resume / Personal letter / Interview
- Use similar adjectives that you found in the job description. Don't just copy them because it's too obvious
- If an opportunity is discovered, it can be helpful to prepare your CV with technical terminology so that the employer sees that you have an understanding of the industry
- If you are not applying for a specific role, review similar job descriptions online and tailor your CV to these. This is always a good way to see what additional knowledge /
experience you need and also work proactively
- Use an email address with a professional tone - email@example.com and not something like firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember: The goal of a CV is not to get the job, but to get a chance for an interview. Make it concise, interesting and attractive.
Get the employer curious to know more about you.