Your CV might be the strongest tool you have for securing the job you want.
Your CV is a tool. It might be the strongest one you have for securing the job you want. To pick the right tool for the job, you have to do your research. Did you know that the template you use actually matters?
Pick a format that makes sense based on who you are and the job you are applying for. Use our chart to find a format that works for you. Then conduct a web search to find samples.
If you had trouble fitting your experience onto one page, just wait until you have to define yourself in a sentence or two. The career objective section of your CV should tell employers why your CV is worth considering over others.
Career objective: An experienced customer service specialist seeking challenging work at a reputable organization with room for potential growth.
Professional summary: A professional with a record of excellence in customer service, able to improve bottom line results by improving customer complaint resolution and encouraging teamwork.
No matter what format you selected, always think carefully about how to include your experience. Look at each section of the job description and write down specific examples of how your previous experiences have prepared you to fill that role. Pick the best examples and include them in your CV.
As you can see, it is about to include only and exclusively the elements you really master and leave the rest aside.
The simplest and yet most complex section is education. The rules vary depending on who
you are. A few of them are universal:
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If you are one of these who think that they should put everything they know on their CV to give it more value, we can tell you that you are wrong.