What is a successful CV? This is a question mulled over by a large number of job-seekers who do not get the desired number of interview calls when they apply to their preferred employers. Well, a successful CV is one which helps you in getting the best job! This would be most simple answer you can get to this quintessential question. Let us discuss it further and it will give a better understanding of a successful CV and it will also give you ideas/tips to write a successful CV.
Firstly, you need to identify your goal and objective. Writing an objective in the CV had become passé but it has regained importance. Your objective should be crisp, clear and brief so that it summaries your goal of searching employment with the respective company you are aiming at. Secondly, you should put clear and distinctive headings and put relevant information under those headings. For instance, put education –schooling , college and course related info under the heading such as ‘Educational Qualifications’ and you can put any related course, professional course completed or relevant training sought under the heading ‘Professional Education’. This will help the recruiter to understand about your qualifications not only in a better manner but also promptly. Remember that there are a number of candidates vying for one job position and you cannot afford to play with the time of the employer. One glance and a few more minutes- can make or break the deal (read selection for interview). So, why you should complicate the information? Put information clearly under distinct headings and your resume is likely to impress the employer for its clear flow of thought.
Thirdly, one thing you should remember is to lay down important educational and professional information chronologically. This will avoid confusion and the employer will appreciate the format and easily scout for relevant information much easily.
So, if you have been thinking that employers don’t call you for an interview, then these aforementioned tips to write a successful CV will definitely help you and prompt them to get in touch with you. An interview call is just round the corner!