After a long job search you have managed to find ideal job vacancy for you. But now you are thinking how to write a professional CV that can help you to get this ideal job. There are few components of CV such as qualifications, contact details and employment history that are known to most of the people. But there are few very important “ingredients” that are required in the Curriculum Vitae that will amaze the employer and will help the candidate to win the place in the interview list.
According to Peter Appleby, Managing Director of Appleby Associates, it is important for the candidate to list out ten greatest achievements of their life before they start writing CV. By writing the achievements will help to set the mindset in the right direction, which is marketing mindset. The achievements will talk about the abilities of the candidate and what the candidate can offer to the organisation. It is important for the candidate to understand that when he is applying to the company, he has to sell himself to the company in the form of product. The candidates CV will help to communicate their qualities and abilities to the company.
It is important to build a professional CV which is different as compared to normal CV and most of the jobseekers are only aware of writing the basic CV. If the candidate is able to link his abilities and skills with real life achievements it will surely help to impress the employer. According to CEO of Career Energy, Harry Freedman, “concrete evidence should be provided in support to what the candidate is stating in his CV”. So, it is necessary that whenever the candidate is describing his skills and abilities in the CV, he should give some concrete back-up to the statements.
The employers will come to know about you before they personally meet you is only through your professional CV. You can sell yourself to the employer only if professional CV is convincing. The employers strongly hate one thing in the CV of the candidates, candidates describing themselves as ‘dedicated worker with excellent attention to detail’ when the statement is not demonstrated with the real life experiences and the abilities that you had demonstrated to prove the statement.
It is important that you should not send same version of your CV to multiple employers through email. When you are applying for a job, it is necessary to alter your professional CV according to the requirements described by the employer. You should find as much as possible about the employer and his needs and essentials. Unknowingly employers become very subjective in their preferences. For instance, when you add your interests in the personal statement will make the employer to know about your personality. But it is not necessary that all the employers go through the personal statements.
It is very important that when you prepare a professional CV, you should take a second opinion from a professional. It will help you to know whether your CV is structured properly, having all the ingredients that are required in a professional CV.