Your CV is your marketing tool - stand out!
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It won't necessarily get you the job you're applying for, but it will get you in the door for an interview. Its purpose is to sell you, as a provider of your services, to a prospective employer. Every piece of information you include in your resume will be directed at making that sale. You must use your resume to convince two important customers to buy your services: Recruiters and Hiring Managers. Think very carefully about how you want to be represented by this document. Generally speaking, your CV should not exceed two pages (not including the cover letter).
The recruiter and hiring manager may have dozens or even hundreds of resumes to evaluate for a position, so your resume has to be concise and to the point.
NOTE: Do not start your CV with words Curriculum Vitae, in super huge font. Put your name, this is what the document is about!
Address, Phone, E-Mail
The job you want next. What you want to do? Why?
Summer 2001 Company Name, City, Country, Job Title
Detail your accomplishments/responsibilities in brief statements, commencing with action verbs (such as "Designed", "Coordinated", "Organized", etc). Use between 1-3 bullets for these details.
June 1999-May 2000 Company Name, City, Country, Job Title
Same as above
NOTE: There is no rule for subtitles on your resume. For example, you may put your languages under "Personal Information" or under its own subtitle "Languages".
Here are some other examples for subtitled information:
COMPUTER SKILLS - SKILLS - ACTIVITIES - LANGUAGES - EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES - ACHIEVEMENTS - COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES - HONORS - PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS - EXTRA QUALIFICATIONS - PERSONAL INFO, etc…
Degree Name (spell it out-no abbreviations)
The University of Dublin
Expected graduation date: June 2002
Projects: If they support your job objective.
This section is flexible. You may put your languages, your visa status, if you have a driver's license, etc. DO NOT put your birthday or your nationality…you do not want to lose your chances for an interview due to stereotypes. Let them meet you first!
Available upon request (ONLY TO BE PLACED IF YOU INDEED HAVE REFERENCES AVAILABLE!)
The order that you have your CV set up is important and should follow the above. "References" should always be the last item (it adds closure to your CV). If you don't have references, then you should finish with "Personal", or "Extracurricular Activities" information, etc. Remember, the employer wants to know these important things: What you want to do (your objective), what your qualifications are (Educations), your Experience, then Skills, etc.
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