How to Avoid Simple CV mistakes?
A time comes in our lives, when we all have to write and submit our Resumes’. Resumes are a way of displaying our credibility and eligibility by dint of paper and a few words. Also known as Curriculum Vitae or simply CV, it is the document used all across the globe by the employers in order to begin the process of hiring employees; hence, making it consequential for each individual to have an impressive CV. However, sometimes, we are not provided with sheer guidance and in an effort to make an ever lasting impression, our CV become the reason for not being hired.
Here are few common mistakes you can avoid whilst creating your CV.
Keep it Precise
When applying for a job, keep in mind you are not the only one applying for that particular position. Employers receive dozens of resumes, and they have to go through all of them. However, despite having so many CVs, they don’t have as much time to review all the applications in detail. They take mere minutes or sometimes even seconds to analyse each CV. Extra detail would just bore them, and in an effort to read through the Resumes, they might skim through it and end up missing the important and apropos points. Therefore, mention only the important aspects such as your experience, your current status etc.
Avoid Giving Out Extra Information.
Some people go over the board and provide extra information in their CV. For instance, one or at-most two contact numbers should be mentioned. The employers do not need your father’s contact information, or the current office you are working in. If they are interested in you, they will reach you on your cell-phone and e-mail you as-well; so no use in wasting space with undesired contact numbers.
Do Not Mention Hobbies
Employers are least concerned about your leisure time. For them, a man with more hobbies is a man or woman who wastes useful time. They do not care that you like to ride horses in your free time, or cook or even read books. They need an employee, not a friend they can bask around with.
Avoid Mentioning Odd Jobs
In the past you might have worked at a restaurant as an assistant manager or what not, but if you are applying for a profession that is not ad-hoc to your previous job, do not mention it. Because, like I mentioned earlier, the proprietors do not have much time nor interest in your odd-occupations.
Precision is of paramount importance whilst writing your CV. Avoid using lengthy and bland sentences. Keep it short and accurate.
Do not use pronouns like ‘you’ or ‘I’, because it is an objective document not a subjective one.
Your picture is not really required in the CV, I would recommend ducking it.
These were a few tips for creating a great resume. As they say, the First impression is the last impression, therefore make sure that your CV leaves the impact you would want on the employers.