How To Write A Functional CV Yourself | Way of Writing Great CV - Education News of Bangladesh

Saturday, January 19, 2019

How To Write A Functional CV Yourself | Way of Writing Great CV

CV, which is the short form of Curriculum Vitae, the most important element of applying for a job. It shows about yourself, personal data, educational qualifications, experiences, skills & abilities, achievements and previous job history which all are important to get a new job.

CV, that represents you, is the most important thing whether you will be selected for an interview. Employers don't go into details rather than they have a look on it so the outlines that you are posting in your CV should be simple, easy to understand and smart.

Before going for an interview, your CV will compete with others. You have to write this in the way that you are the best match for the asking job. You will face rejection after rejection if your CV does not have the relevant information or make it in wrong way. Additionally you may have to provide a cover letter when you are applying for any job.

What to include in your CV?
Employers don't want to see all the section included in a CV rather than they expect to see the particular sections relevant to their job requirement. Your CV should be relevant and flexible to make it matching with the job requirements.

Below are the most important sections that you have to include.

Name and Contact Details: Give your full name that matches to your certificates and place it at the top of the CV. Make it bold and bigger than other words. Rather than writing Curriculum Vita of someone at the top, name is still fine and enough. Then you put your contact details including mobile number and email address that you check everyday. You can also include your linkedin profile link and then you have to ensure it is up to date.

Example of outlining Name and Contact details in CV:

Personal Profile: In this section you have to give your personal statements, career objectives and summary. Career objective should be within two to three lines that gives a brief information what is your aim and goals and whether these are really matching with the required job requirements.

Use unique but relevant words to your career objective writings rather than normal and common words. In the section Career summary you can give a brief idea about your accomplishments and skills and abilities you have, it will appear to the employers that you are the deserving candidate to get this job.

In your personal statements you can include family details, marital status and your permanent residential address. 

Employment History: In this section you will outline your all employment details and experiences. If some experiences don't match with your current position then please avoid those. You have to include them chronologically where present or latest job history will be placed at the top.

You have to mention the job responsibilities as bullet point to get attraction of respective employers. Your skills, capabilities and dynamic notable jobs have to be included here.

When you enlisting each position of employment then state your job title, the employer name and the time line you worked for it. Your rolls and responsibilities need to be specific and authentic.

The example of giving your each employment history:

Academic Qualifications: Same as your employment history your academic qualifications should outline reverse chronological way. The last degree should be placed at top. It is good if you use a table or chart where your educational institutions, subject, course duration, results and achievements will be present and it is easier for the employers to understand about your qualification at a glance.

The example of sharing your educational qualification as a chart:

If anybody completes any certification course that also needs to be added in the academic achievement lists.

Training and Internship: Almost all of you complete a four years honours where you have to go through internship or training session. In this section you must include the organization name where you did your training or internship along with duration and also summarize your roll within few words.

Freshers don't have any employment experience so training and internship details will play vital role to get interview call of your desire job.

Some other important sections:

Aforementioned sections are the key for your CV but you can't avoid to include some additional sections that are mentioned below.

Special Qualification: You  might have some special qualifications that are not directly related to your job but they can promote your work ability. Don't mix-up this thing with extra curricular activities. 

As example you might have opportunity of business travel to other countries that you can include to as your special qualification.

Extra curricular activities: Every person has different interest other than his/her study like as article writing, scouting, debating that can be included as extra curricular activities. If you want to apply for a marketing job then debating will be attracted by the employer as you will able to talk with some logic that is important for marketing.

Hobbies and Interests: You can also add your hobbies and interests to your CV, it strengthens your personality. But, keep in mind that you should not add anything that does not add value to your CV like as reading, so try to give some value adding interests.

References: In Bangladesh it is a common tendency to add references in CV format but in the other developed countries this does not add value to a CV. Some of the company in Bangladesh directly mention that reference must be included in your CV, so in that perspective it is always wise to give at least one and maximum two reference. Remember to inform that person you are mentioning in reference section.

The Key Points should be kept in mind during writing a CV:

  • CV should not have any grammatically incorrect sentence , you can check it at Grammerly.
  • Spelling mistakes must be avoided, check full CV putting it any online spelling checker box.
  • Don't do tempering your information
  • Write your CV yourself, don't take any ready made CV from any professional CV writer, employers can easily guess about when you will produce before them.
  • Use standard font like as Calibri or Arial
  • Your CV should be within 2-3 pages.
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  1. Some ready made CV formats could be attached in the article for better understanding.

  2. It is not ready yet, you will get it be ready by tomorrow, thanks for your comments.

  3. This is really useful to me. Need some CV formats .

  4. Need ready mate CV format. Thanks