Guide for CV Writing
Everyone needs to be very careful while writing CV because it is your CV that defines you and your chances of getting jobs, scholarships or admissions depends on your CV. There is no standard way of writing CV, but you have to take care of certain things that gives a professional look to your CV.
- Use Times New Roman Font for writing.
- Font size should be 12pt.
- Bold the point that you need to highlight.
- Number each page of your CV.
- Do not use any graphics.
- Use same font throughout your CV.
- Use your Full name.
- Divide your CV logically in portions.
- Provide necessary and specific details in your CV, avoid un-necessary details.
- Your CV should not be very long.
- Correct all spelling and grammatical mistakes.
- Valid mail address, email address and phone number.
Logical Sections of CV:-
- Carrier objective:-
- Carrier objective is the most important part of your CV, your employer first reads the carrier objective, to know what your objective while applying for the job are. Take your time to write objectives. Carrier objectives should not be very long.
- Educational Background:-
- Add your most recent education first. Make sure that you have typed your School/College/University name correct.
- Distinctions (Positions/Awards):-
- Write the most recent award you won with the name of the award and receiving date. List your educational or professional awards only.
- Include all your experience. If you are applying for a job include relevant experience only. List the most recent first.
- Scholarly work (Research Work):-
- List all your research work with publish date, name of conference or journal in which your work is published. If necessary include your pending publications also.
- Volunteer work:-
- List all of your volunteer work in detail, list the most recent first.
- List all of your certification with most recent first with certification date and full name of certification.
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