The dos and dont’s of creating an ideal CV

A CV, or a curriculum vitae, is a vital tool in job hunting as it provides an overview of your skills, qualifications, and experiences to potential employers. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind while creating an ideal CV:

Dos:

  1. Tailor your CV to the specific job you are applying for, highlighting relevant skills and experiences.
  2. Keep it concise and clear, aim for 1-2 pages maximum.
  3. Use bullet points to make the content easy to read.
  4. Emphasise your achievements, not just your responsibilities.
  5. Use keywords related to the job you are applying for.
  6. Proofread and edit your CV several times to avoid errors.
  7. Keep your CV up to date with your latest experiences and qualifications.

Don’ts:

  1. Don’t use a generic template, make your CV unique to stand out.
  2. Don’t lie or exaggerate on your CV, this can lead to losing the job offer or facing legal consequences.
  3. Don’t use fancy fonts or graphics that can make it difficult to read.
  4. Don’t include personal information such as your age, religion, or political affiliation.
  5. Don’t use slang or overly informal language.
  6. Don’t forget to update your CV with your current contact information.

By following these dos and don’ts, you can create an ideal CV that showcases your strengths and lands you your dream job.

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