Writing a good CV is the starting point when searching for an internship, a job or a block training course. Be aware that the CV is your professional portfolio.
Indeed, according to a study carried out in january of 2019, 52 % of recruiters admitted they turned down CV for their lack of proper french. In this article, you will find out how to optimize your CV.
Collect all professional information regarding yourself
Before you start writing, collect all the information you will need to put together your CV.
Follow this list in order to gather the necessary information :
- What is my professional training
- What is my professional experience
- What is my language level
- What are my skills
- What are my hobbies, interests
Once you have collected all the information, you will have to sort it to underline the main skills.
Piece of advice : avoid mentioning the years without activity or training, you must justify the blanks because it does not inspire confidence.
Tailor your CV to the offer of your choice.
Indeed, you will pick the most important and relevant skills according to the position you’re searching for. All the unnecessary information can cause your vacancy to be dismissed by recruiters.
To do so, read the job description in its entirety and retain only the key words. Then, link the key elements in the description with your skills and highlight the main ones in your CV.
Of course, it is tempting to exaggerate your competencies to get the job of your dreams. We advise you to remain honest because one day or another you will be confronted with this lie.
Add a title to your application to show you have understood the position described in the offer. Write the name of the job that most frequently comes up in the offer.
You can also customize the design of your cv. We advise you to.
Be original but not too much !
Your CV should be original but it is not recommended to overdo it. Indeed, your CV must remain readable and spaced to allow a better approach. Too much information can dishearten the reader and a lack of it can cause your CV to be ruled out. You must find the middle ground in your application.
To customize your CV, remain straightforward and efficient if you apply for an administrative or a teaching position.
If you apply in the graphic design or audiovisual field, showcase your creativity and personality. Nowadays, you can present your career path and professional experience in a video resume.
It is necessary to have skills and a grasp of the position pursued in order to write a CV.
You can also translate your CV if you wish to work or do an internship abroad.
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