How to improve your CV?

All of us have been there when we have to go through mind numbing drill of job-hunting. If despite all your skills and accomplishments you just can't seem to land the job you've been dying for, then definitely there's got to be something wrong. If this keep happening to  you, then maybe it's time you take a long, hard look at your CV and give it a much needed makeover.

Firstly, choose the format carefully. Stick to one page CV and choose a format that helps you present all your information in a clear and concise manner. You should be precise, avoid long sentences and use keywords to highlight your achievements and credentials. Read the job description carefully and then write your accomplishments in such a way that align with the requirements of that position. Quantifying your achievements with the help of numbers and statistics will help you convince your future employer that your skills  are valuable. Your CV should reflect your abilities accurately and you should never lie or give false information about yourself and your achievements.

Your latest work experience with your current employer should come first, followed by previous jobs. This will give your employer a fair idea of where you're coming from. Refrain from referring to yourself in the first person and begin your points with active verbs to get noticed. Also, avoid overusing a particular word and look for better phrases to communicate your responsibilities and accomplishments in a simple and easy-to-understand manner. You should give your contact information at the bottom, so that your future employer won't be distracted with information that he or she might not want to see in the beginning. You should include a summary instead of an objective if you have some work experience and write an appropriate summary of your work and professional accomplishments. Break up your points into bullet points and avoid clutter of paras and words. You can even add quirky hobbies in your CV which should be relevant to the job you are applying for. Also, use a good quality paper for your hard copy of CV. Lastly, when your CV is complete, check it thoroughly for any grammatical or spelling errors as that might leave a bad impression on your future employer and can damage your chances of securing your dream job.

Now, you are all ready to crack that interview and get the job you've been dying for. Go get it.

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