How To Write A CV
Research tell us that recruiters spend a mere six seconds on your CV, on average, before deciding to call you for the job interview—or not.
So, what do employers really look for in these few seconds? Customarily, recruiters will read your name, where you work currently and at what position, your previous roles and companies, how long you have stayed at all these places (start and end dates), and your educational qualifications.
But is your CV good enough to make an impression in only some seconds? Unfortunately, most CVs don’t make the cut. You may think that you’ve done a good job at including all the details on your CV, with utmost care and accuracy, and yet it is very likely that your CV won’t be good enough in the eyes of the recruiter.
There are so many parameters to attend to when drafting a good CV. Firstly, it should capture all the relevant details of your skills, qualifications and work experience, and yet it shouldn’t be longer than a page or two. The layout should be neat, easy-to-read and yet attention-grabbing. How does one include so many details and yet avoid a cluttered CV?
An astonishingly large number of job applications tweak the details of their work experience and education to either avoid being asked about gaps in their employment history or to appear more eligible for the role than they actually are. In such a scenario, employers will be always be suspicious about the accuracy of your CV.
For more reasons than one, CVs typically fail to highlight the things that matter the most—who you are and what you have to offer.
How do you say more about yourself with fewer words and less clutter on your CV?
MeraJob’s SmartProfile™, a CV++, captures your key skills, qualifications, work experience and your preferences (when looking for a new job) in one easy-to-read document.
Create your SmartProfile™ today and get noticed by employers who are looking for candidates just like you.
When looking for a job, make sure that you make those ‘six seconds’ count!
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