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How to Write an Effective CV? Tips for CV (Curriculum Vitae) Writing

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Writing an Effective CV is very important. In this article, you will learn how to make an effective Curriculum Vitae.

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What’s a CV? CV, known as Curriculum Vitae is a detailed profile of a person that includes the basic information, qualification, achievements, skills, and work experience. It plays a vital role in the selection of a candidate for a position in a firm. It reflects a person professionally as well as personally.

Why designing a Professional CV is crucial?

Before meeting a recruiter, your CV is the only way to communicate directly to him. Your CV leaves an impression that makes a recruiter’s mind whether to meet you in person or not. A tailored CV is the best way to increase your chances of approaching the employer.

The following guidelines by Scholarships Corner would help you to make a customized CV according to your favorite place of Job or internship.

Guidelines to Write an Effective CV:

  1. A candidate should include his official name, email, and address.
  2. A candidate should never use a personal pronoun i.e. ‘I’
  3. A candidate should never mention any irrelevant information like gender until and unless the application requires.
  4. A candidate should never add his or her picture that may cause any biasness until and unless the application requires.
  5.  A candidate should mention his or her practical achievements and skills. He or she shouldn’t include any experience if he doesn’t have an experience letter or certificate.
  6. A candidate should avoid complex vocabulary or flowery words. He should include simple language as the recruiter judge all these professional skills.
  7. A candidate should always include work experience and qualification from the latest to the oldest.
  8. A candidate should review the CV for any punctuation or grammatical mistakes
  9. A candidate should never add any reference until required.
  10. A candidate should add his or her contact number with an international country code +92-123-1234567
  11. A candidate should never add hobbies or interests in the effective CV. Don’t write about your hobbies and interests, they are not inviting you to friendship.
  1. A candidate should always design a CV according to the specific job, education, or internship requirements.
  2. A CV should be based on a single page but it can be 2 pages as well but should not be more than that as it takes too much time to review the application that recruiters don’t have.
  3. A candidate should design the relevant CV according to the employer’s requirements.
  4. A candidate should always use PDF format for emailing CVs and Cover Letters so that page settings wouldn’t be disturbed while printing.
  5. A candidate should review the CVs before applying for a specific job or place and look for the keywords according to that specific job requirement. For example, a clinical Dietician professional may have used words in job skills or traineeship such as, ‘counselor’, ‘assessment’, or anthropometric measurements.
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It doesn’t matter how good you are at your grades or achievements, if you wouldn’t show professional write up in your CV your chances of selection will be quite low.

A CV must be a wholesome formula that shows your passion for work, interest in the firm, dedicated, and efficient in your field of interest. You will be assessed entirely by the recruiter from a page of the CV.

You might be interested in the following Scholarship Guides:

  1. How to win a Chevening Scholarship UK?
  2. Erasmus Scholarship Guide 2021 
  3. GRE Preparation Guide
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