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Create an Effective Resume

Going through in just few moments, the CV has few seconds to convince and baring all the qualities: It should be short, clear, original and adapted to the reader’ need, in a word, effective. Additional paradox, the CV should must say enough about the candidate but without saying too much not to trigger the urge to meet the candidate. Precise rules, that we detail you here, allow to give every chance to win the interview as hoped.

How long should a CV be?

A good CV should ideally extend no more than two pages and never beyond three.

The CV must gather personal and professional information which will allow a candidate to get an internship or a job. It is a selection of elements to convince the relevance a person with a position or assignment. CV does not distinguish between the candidates but take the first screening of recruitment. The CV is therefore not a "Win" every time but it can save you in suggesting the recruiter that the author of the document may be the ideal candidate hunted for the position.

 Winning, is simply to book an appointment and eventually, afterwards, a job.

 However, it is interesting to clarify what would be a "bad CV" wrongly "narrated" too long, incoherent, it is difficult to read and to understand and rise to any reaction leading to rejection by the recruiter.

 Tips on CV writing

·         Ensure the content is clear, structured and relevant. Do not include achievements from your childhood and never elaborate your extracurricular achievements in lengthy sentences.

·         Use bullet points rather than full sentences to minimize the word usage.

·         Double-check your curriculum vitae for spelling and grammatical errors.

·         Let a trusted peer or Career Guidance Advisor check your CV for any errors and advise you on areas for improvement.

·         Tailor your CV to the job you’re applying for, matching your skills and experience as per the requirements of the job.

·         Don’t stretch the truth; there’s a difference between selling yourself and inventing things!

The basic principles

1.       Avoid catchall CV

Writing a resume is a communication action. This implies narrating about yourself and send the message to a suitable recipient. By consequently, no catchall CV! You cannot send a document containing all the information about you simply because some of this information does not concern and does not interest the recruiter. If you have difficulty removing elements from your "biography CV" if everything seems interesting to keep, ask yourself a simple question: the CV, are you writing to your recruiter or for yourself?

An inexperienced candidate or in the early stage of their career is often in the second situation: accumulate information and professional/personal experiences allows reassurance - it's human - and, incidentally, fill the page ... A little common sense, however, is quickly opt for primary purpose: write the CV not for oneself but for the reader, therefore you have to sort and highlight what speaks to him. The candidate must first strive to select the steps most significant, the most significant results of his/her course, then prioritize them in order of decreasing importance. It should also illustrate as clearly as possible its responsibilities and missions current or recent. All this information, carefully drafted and arranged, will give the recruiter an idea of the position or function the candidate could occupy.

2.       Avoid passkey CV

This first approach to writing a CV "tailored" allows to answer a question asked by many researchers Job: should we send the same resume to every potential recruiter? Such a way of doing - if it is not motivated by laziness or weariness - contains a certain logic: personal information and professional, that is to say, its identity summed up in a few

highlights, do not change, so it is normal to present to outside world the same showcase yourself.

3.       Avoid deceitful on your CV

Deceitful CV is a reality: according to a study conducted by the company VerifDiploma, 26% of job applicants take liberties with the truth "embellishing" their CVs. At such point that some companies intend to sift through the CVs of candidates for senior positions. The most common lies are about age, marital status or address or consist of the self-attribution of a diploma real or imaginary, exaggerated positions and responsibilities, the invention of hobbies or interests to create the nearest personality for the advertised position.

4.       Know how to sell yourself without bragging

You have a true professional added value, how to showcase these qualities without seeming to brag? Exercise is sometimes delicate, to "self-photograph" oneself has never been easy.

You must "sell yourself" - sell your skills and personal qualities, to be precise - but not at any price!

The risk would be to give in to the temptation of self-contemplation, the narcissism, the "all-in-the ego." Keep in mind that the recipient is not you but the recruiter. That person has clear expectations: he just wants to get from you a precise summary of your personal and professional experiences, sincere and therefore convincing.

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