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Are You Writing Your CV Correct? Does It Have All It Should Have?


In the expert business world, your CV or curriculum vitae is simply the most imperative self-marketing apparatus. It goes far in deciding if you will be employed or no. Along these lines, it becomes imperative for one to realize how to make the most out of one’s resume. Your college days are soon going to get over and you will need a CV really soon.

Are you someone who is already out in search for a job? Even after applying to gazillions of job posts haven’t got any revert back? Wondering why your resume isn’t getting you anywhere? Wondering why even after applying to jobs like crazy, it seems like all of your applications have disappeared into the black hole of the Internet. Job seekers, beware! All it takes is just one to strike your job search dead in its tracks. Definitely something entry-level workers need to be on the lookout for when writing your first resume.

While composing a CV, you ought to recollect that a selection representative/recruiter does not have a ton of time to go through it. In the event that they discover something extraordinary, odds are that you may get an interview call. It’s extremely critical that you ensure nothing on your CV gives the feeling that you are not fit for the activity.

To help you to out next time you’re composing your CV, here are some tips that will indicate on what to do and what not to do, to make your resume stand out and land that fantasy work.

Here is a list of items that should not be on your resume.

Never on the top, label your resume, “resume.” Resume is a kind of document that enables anyone to know in just one glance as to what exactly this document is. Also, don’t simply name your resume “resume” when you save the file. Use your name, so the hiring manager will know whose resume it is at a glance. Here’s how to name your resume.


Some people make a mistake of dating their resumes. The employer does not need to know when you wrote your resume; the dates you include regarding past education and employment are the only dates you need to include. Please do not mention any other date apart from the dates required. Mentioning any other date will elevate the chances of being rejected.

It is your resume not a personal diary. So, do not include any personal information beyond your address, email, and phone number. It is not required to mention your age, date of birth, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, and the names and ages of your spouse and children, you can skip them without giving a second thought. While some of this information may be required in an international CV, it should be left out of a resume.

You should also leave out important numbers that could allow someone to steal your identity, such as your social security number, driver’s license number, and any credit card information. In some cases, you may wish to leave your address off your resume or only include part of it.

This rule will help to keep your CV specific to the job role at hand. Additionally, don’t try to cheat the 2-page rule by making the font so small that no one can read it.

This one ought to go without saying but do not forget to proofread your CV. Get family members and friends to read through it, too. If an employer’s first impression of you is a bad one then any subsequent impressions will be shaded by it too and chances are that you will not be called back for an interview, no matter how much experience you have.

You don’t need to list every job you have held on your resume; do not mention all the things you have done so far. We know you would want to boast your achievements and projects but Resume is not the place to do so. When creating a resume, you should only include the positions you have held in the past years, unless an earlier job strongly demonstrates your qualifications. Leave out any positions that are unrelated to the job for which you are applying unless this will leave gaps on your resume.

However, if you have limited job experience, you can include slightly unrelated positions as long as you demonstrate how they prepared you for a job in your new field.

Make sure all the skills and attributes you list on your resume are current. If you list skills that are obsolete or not relevant to the position, it won’t help you get an interview. Review this list of skills to exclude from your resume.

It is not always the money that matters. Your salary history is an issue you can discuss with the employer during an interview or once you have been offered the job; you do not want to establish a salary range before you have even been offered an interview. So, don’t list your current salary or the salary you expect to earn at a new job.

And finally (bonus tip)….

  • More Things Not to Include on a Resume
  • Personal pronouns
  • Statements about your health
  • Long descriptions
  • Acronyms
  • Street addresses for schools and employers
  • Spelling and grammatical errors
  • Exaggerations or mistruths
  • Anything negative about yourself or an employer

There you have it! Ace your CV with these tips and we are sure you’ll get your interview call really soon.
Tips and tricks to crack your interview round coming up next on CuriousKeeda.

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