“A  good first impression creates a long lasting one”. To help you visualize the statement, here are a few tips that can make your write a more appealing CV in just 5 minutes. Put first, here are important details you shouldn’t miss: (1) Clarity, (2) Readability, and (4) and Quality.

Be specific about the you role performed

To ensure that you’re giving a full scope of your work experiences in the most simplest  and clearest way as possible. The best effective way to go forth doing this is by  reviewing the initial job description that you’ve applied to at your previous employer. The specifications you’ll need to take into account are the role of the job, the tasks and responsibilities. Now you don’t have to elaborate on what you did on a day to day basis. Rather acknowledge and align each activity based on similarities or differences.“ Break it down, put the pieces together”. This limits repetition and lengthy text. It provides clarity to exactly what you’ve done and it gives the recruiter a better insight of matching your capabilities  to the position. After taking into account the previous steps, the next step therefore is to describe in 4 to 6 bullet points the tasks you’ve performed relating to the job. 

Mark your journey :

The most logical and structured manner to present your work history is by specifying the starting and end date of your employment according to your contract. This means you have to clearly specify this information in terms of date, month and years.This is a critical thing to do, however it is regularly overlooked by many. It is also important to indicate the type of employment type. For example: part-time (temporary) or full-time (permanent). At first hand, it’s important to make it clear from the start because it eliminates possible biases and uncertainties regarding the job gaps in your CV. However, If you are applying for a job, and your most relevant experience is at the bottom of your CV it’s not going to get seen. There is no wrong doing in reversing your job order. Reposition your work experience at the top so this will be the first thing our recruiters notice. 

The strong serves:  

The skills and competencies listed in your CV should be job related skills to your relevant work experience. For example, if you perform the same job for 1 to 3 years in the same job industry across different companies (e.g in the hospitality industry at a restaurant) it is very straightforward that you have mastered a specific level of skills throughout your work experiences. This is what you’d want to specify clearly in your CV. Sure you’ll want to include all your skill sets you have developed throughout your entire career. However, it is better to keep it concise and mention roughly 4 to 6 critical skills that qualifies you for the position that you’re applying for. To highlight this information in your CV in the most tactical manner, you can combine it together in the bullet points along with the tasks you’ve briefly described previously. Other possibilities are to highlight the critical and qualified skills under each designated job.