Choosing your job is a personal choice but RESEARCH is important to do; for you to plan your future steps carefully.
Once you know what position that you are aiming for, what kind of companies that you would like to work for, the next thing to do is crafting your CV. You need to ensure that you can make a good first impression through your CV. After all, your CV is the first thing they see before you can get into an interview with them. If you cannot impress them through your CV, it means smaller chance for you to get into an interview with your potential future employer.
So how hard is it making a CV? Believe it or not, some people taking it too lightly and they’ve missed the chance to actually get an opportunity for an interview just because they send a poor CV.
Here are some practical steps to craft a good CV.
- First thing first, be crystal clear on what resume is and what purpose is it going to serve
- The resume is 1 – 2 pages’ summary of your background and credentials.
- Your CV will be screened by an employer for 15 – 20 seconds. That’s all the time your resume has to make an impact
- The purpose of a resume is to effectively sells your credentials and to get you into a job interview
- Understanding your resume sections
|Section||What are they looking for?|
|Header||Your identity and how to contact you. Full Name, phone number and email address.|
|Objective||Show them that you know what you want to achieve and how you will be able to contribute in the role that you’re applying for.|
|Education||To check if you have the basic qualification for the job. You can insert only your university background.|
|Working experience||To see your credentials. Write your working experience from latest to previous one (and not the other way around). Recruiter will always need to check your latest job and how it will be able to relate to the position that you’re applying for.|
|Training||Only write those that are essentials or related to the position that you’re applying for.|
|Skills||How equipped you are in terms of personality traits as well as occupational skills to be able to be successful in the position that you’re applying for.
|Other||Is there any other interesting information that you think can be added value for you to get interview?|
- Some other details you need to check before sending your CV
- Make sure your email address is professional. More than 50 % of CV will be rejected if your email is unprofessional.
- If you write your CV in English, you need to check on your grammar and do your spelling check.
- If you want to insert your picture in your CV, ensure the picture is with your professional look.
Last but not least, all the things that you put into your CV, you need to Tell the Truth. You will be in heap trouble when it comes your future employer checking your background and references. The last thing you want is to start working and then lose it because you’re lying in your CV. You also may get caught during an interview stage when you suddenly cannot answer questions on what you claim to know.