An impressive CV is your key to get shortlisted for an interview but not everyone knows how to prepare a successful one. And a successful CV makes through the interview really well. You put all your efforts into making a perfect CV but end up making some mistake or the other which you do not even realize. These mistakes come as too much of personal information, wrong format, cluttered information and not so good structured sheet size. An impressive CV is very important for that dream job you crave for. And you have to make the best of your CV.
Here are few tips that can help you deal with this problem-
• You must understand that apart from the basic sections (personal information, contact, educational background, work experience, key skills, interests, hobbies and references) the presentation of the document is equally important. It is not what you have achieved till now but the way you put it into words. A presentation matters more than focusing on what you wish to mention in your CV.
• Keep it simple and easy to figure out. No one would have time to go through your complete CV if you elaborate everything in detail. Highlight the points that you actually want them to know. Keep it so simple that they understand your achievements and qualifications without you justifying everything you have written. Everyone loves a CV that is short, crisp and to the point.
• Keep a decent format. Do not make it look too flowery, be it what you have written or how you have written it. No one wants to come across a CV whose page format is clustered. This will create confusion in the minds of those reading your CV. So, make sure they way you present your CV is decent and not much chaotic. The format should be easy for you to apply and easier for the interviewer to grasp what you would want to mainly focus on.
• With a well structured layout on an A4 sheet and keeping in mind that you need to tailor the content as per the requirement of the company you are applying in you can ensure clearing the first stage of the recruitment process. Do not keep it too short or too long. Keep it moderate enough that fits as per the requirement of the company you wish to join. The employer or the interviewer will look out for basic information and skills in your CV that will be eligible for that particular company. Do not go away from what you can actually offer to the company when you go for the interview.
Making an impressive CV is not much of a tedious task. It mainly requires your smartness and crispness of your creative side and you will be done. Do keep in mind the above mentioned points so that it gets easy for you to make an attractive CV. All the best! And remember, presentation matters the most.