The process of „selling“yourself to a possible future employer begins at the moment you decide to apply for a particular job, and the first step is introducing yourself through a CV.
Having a well-written CV in the most cases is your entry ticket for inviting you to the job interview (chance to present yourself better) and to set you apart from other candidates.
The better you present yourself and the more your CV meets the needs and requirements of the employer, the better the chances that it will invite you for an interview.
Here are some tips on what should be included in your CV.
The CV should not be longed that two A4 pages, but it is recommended that it does not exceed the length of one A4 page, unless you have extremely rich work experience and are applying for a position in top management.
It is very important to adapt your resume according to the job position you are applying, emphasizing your experience connected to the job offer.
Mostly used fonts are: Arial or Times New Roman, and you will never go wrong with 10 to 12 font size. Try not to use to much colorful letters, or too many underlined and italic letters. You want to seem serious.
According to some ideal standards, the biography itself should contain the following: personal data, education, work experience, relevant courses and seminars, knowledge of foreign languages and computer work, personal characteristics, hobbies and other notes, if you have them.
Basic information about you: Name, surname, basic contact information and a picture.
Make sure that the picture you upload is professional and suitable for job application.
As part of your work experience, list the companies you worked for, the period of employment in each of them and the position you worked in, also starting with the most recent experience when listing. Highlight what skills you have acquired and especially emphasize how you, through your work, have contributed to the development and progress of the company in which you worked.
Work experience that is not particularly relevant to the position you are currently applying for should not be specifically highlighted and described, but only mentioned.
In this part, it is important to emphasize which high school you graduated from, from when to when you attended it, which diploma you have. Emphasize the average in high school only if it is good and if you do not have a college degree. If you graduated from the faculty, state the name of the faculty, the place where you studied, from when to when you studied, when and where you graduated.
Seminars and courses
Here you can list the professional conferences and seminars you have participated in, both in the country and abroad, as well as other courses you have attended. With this information, you present yourself as a person who takes the initiative and is ready to fight for a good education, practical experience and a person ready to learn and improve. You can pay more attention and space to this part, if you do not have work experience, or it is scarce. In this case, it is desirable to emphasize all the trainings, courses, and even part-time work, work from home and volunteering to show that you are proactive.
If you do not have the knowledge to work at least in Word, Excel and the Internet, we suggest that you start acquiring them as soon as possible, because this is the minimum required both at home and abroad. If you have completed a computer course, be sure to state it. Write down all the programs you know how to use, including Internet service, and determine your level of knowledge (beginner, intermediate, advanced, expert level).
It is important to be honest and realistic because the employer can check the level of your knowledge through a test, ie an interview.
List all the languages you use, indicating how well you know the language (beginner level, intermediate level, advanced level, fluency in writing, reading and conversation). Also, indicate if you have completed a language course, certificate and / or diploma. And here it is important to be realistic because your claims can be easily verified.