CV Building: Tips and Tricks

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There are tons of articles about CV building tips sprawled over the internet; surely, all the inputs are valid and useful! As we welcome this month’s job-hunting period, let me be of service to our future colleagues visiting our page and thought to share these resume’ designing tips in handy.

  1. Relevance and Sequence
  • You would want to focus your content on the relevant and important info’s first. Keep all the relevant information in the first page. You wouldn’t want the employer to lose interest in your CV  if you put not-so-necessary items in the first page. Get your employer hooked on your CV by having these info’s in your 1st page:
    • Name and contact details
    • Educational attainment
    • Working/Professional experience
    • Contributions & Achievements
  1. Brief, concise and vivid
  • Gone are the days when a 5-paged CV would depict that the applicant has a proven track record (hence the loooong descriptions for each jobs he had). Today’s resumes have literally become single paged, perhaps 2 at max. Simply pick up the important highlights of your professional experience and how long have you been doing it. Another way is to describe your accomplishments and values you have brought in while doing your job. This will bring confidence to the employer that you are the right person for the job.  For example:“ Implemented effective customer support approaches and revitalized the overall customer engagement that has resulted to 25% increase in active users.”
  1. Honesty is the best policy
  • We get it. People tend to beautify their resumes’ but when it comes to interview, the truth comes out and its nothing but hollow thoughts masked by pretty words. Save yourself from shame, be truthful and state only the facts.
  1. Format and Layout
  • With people always on the go, applying and winning that new job can be done with a touch of a button. Computer and mobile friendly formats saves you and your employer’s time. Save it in PDF which format to ensure it reaches the employer in the same manner how you’ve formatted it.
  • Maximize the use of bullets to set each section apart, highlight your headers and sub-headers with bold and italics.
  • Let your resume speak for you. It is indeed true- your resume reflects your personality too!

In my opinion, CV building is an art, and a lot of user-experience involved. Whilst having the clear objective of securing that interview and winning the prized job, keep in mind that providing a better experience to your prospect employer may be to the best of your advantage.

Now that you’ve got the tips and tricks do check out our Job Openings right here in Titansoft!
Good luck and happy hunting!

Jocelyn is a Senior HR Specialist at Titansoft. 

 

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