The CV You Need Right Now!

Pro ad­vice on how to make an ex­cel­lent im­pres­sion from the start...

Cosmopolitan (India) - - CAREER - By Me­her Ba­jwa

With the job mar­ket so com­pet­i­tive, mak­ing sure your CV leaves a pos­i­tive im­pres­sion on a prospec­tive em­ployer can be the most cru­cial part of the job hunt­ing process. They need to know how awe­some you are, with­out hav­ing to go through pages and pages of ev­ery achieve­ment since the 6th grade. “A short, crisp CV can be your ticket to re­cruit­ment,” ex­plains She­falee Va­sudev, As­so­ci­ate Ed­i­tor, The In­dian Ex­press. “A well put-to­gether re­sume is one that makes me say ‘I want to meet you now’”. Here, real bosses re­veal what makes them say ‘You’re hired’... Su­manto Chat­topad­hyay, Ex­ec­u­tive Creative Di­rec­tor, Ogilvy & Mather “Whether you go in for a tra­di­tional re­sume or a creative one, be sure that it is let­ter-per­fect. Spell­ing and gram­mar mis­takes are a com­plete turn-off and an early warn­ing sign of sloppy work. I once re­ceived a se­ries of Peanuts comic strips with a twist—this creative can­di­date wove her­self into the comic, and the char­ac­ters spoke about why this she would be a great hire. She got the job.” Pra­gati Nayal, Se­nior Client Ser­vices Ex­ec­u­tive, Omerta Con­sult­ing “Hav­ing read hun­dreds of CVS over the years, I have no­ticed peo­ple high­light their salaries as much as their skills and qual­i­ties. That’s the first thing we have an alert for—job hop­pers. A lot of times, peo­ple think they’re writ­ing a re­sume, but can­not put the in­for­ma­tion across suc­cess­fully. Use sim­ple lan­guage and be pre­cise. Your ob­jec­tives and key skills should be at the head of your re­sume.”

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are on Google. Re­cruiters CVS avail­able

orig­i­nal enough to know ex­pe­ri­enced ma­te­rial from ‘bor­rowed’.

one font in your use more than

for your re­sume. Keep

creative ideas port­fo­lio work. send out your

CV with­out com­pro­mis­ing pho­tos of untagging

and delet­ing your­self on Face­book You must edit

your dodgy tweets.

look for too. Re­cruiters privacy set­tings ev­ery­thing!

It might look lie or ex­ag­ger­ate.

check but a back­ground good on pa­per, could ruin ev­ery­thing.

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