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Key points for a good CV – Must Read!

Your Curriculum Vitae/CV is one of the most important tool that you need to look into and take a good amount of time to do because this piece of paper would make or break your application for you dream job.

If you are struggling on what to put – or what not to put – in your CV, here are some valuable tips!

  1. DO NOT make your CV too long
  • No recruiter or employer will read a 3 page curriculum vitae no matter how impressive your records are. It should not be more than 2 pages in A4 size. Focus on putting recent and most relevant skills, experiences, and achievements. Think about the things you did in your past jobs that is relevant to the position you are applying for.
  1. Explain the gaps in your employment history
  • If you have gaps in your employment history, best to indicate the reason for this or else, this will automatically raise questions. If you have done some studies/took additional courses for your profession, or have done freelance works, write them done so your employer would not think that you have done nothing during those gaps.
  1. NEVER lie or put misleading information
  • Recruiters will always do vigorous background checks on candidates. Make sure that EVERYTHING you put in your CV are accurate and correct. Do not put false information just so you can “fit” for the role.
  1. Make your CV simple, straight to the point, and easy to understand
  • Nowadays, applicants always want to make their CV look artsy and creative which is not how it is supposed to be unless you are applying for a designing role. Always keep it simple yet professional, straight to the point, and easy to read and understand. Use fonts that are readable and do not over-use italics and bold texts.
  1. Tailor your CV to the role/position
  • Most of the time, especially for fresh graduates, we send the same CV to several different employers without putting into consideration that your CV must fit the role/position you are applying for. If needed, edit and revise your CV depending on the relevant skills, qualifications, and achievements required for the position.

Your CV is an important marketing tool, and your CV should sell you. Do not waste an opportunity because you have a poorly constructed CV. Take time in writing and preparing your Curriculum Vitae.

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