Clear and convincing CV is an important part of getting a job. There are many CV formats and templates that work well. Whatever format you are using, remember to follow these key points and avoid making some common mistakes:
Compelling CV is customised for the position and organisation you are applying for. Get to know some important facts about the job and company, and describe why your are a good match for them. Do not overdo it.
Which one of the following headlines is more interesting?
Most people say the latter because it contains more information than the former. A good solution in a headline is to 1) tell what kind of roles interest you 2) how you are different in a positive way compared to the other industry professionals.
Concentrate on the beginning of your CV. If it is not convincing, people seldom read the second chapter – not to mention the second page.
High quality professional picture makes your CV more personal and creates trust. Choose a picture that fits well to the position and organisation you are applying for. In some countries, professional picture in a CV is not needed. Check what is expected in the country you are applying for work.
At the beginning of your CV answer the following questions with 8-10 sentence story:
Mistakes in grammar do not build trust. Some might even consider them as a sign of carelessness or ignorance. Be extra careful with the titles of references and contact information.
Presenting your skills, knowledge and competence is important. Emphasise how you can use your skills and experience to adapt to the current world situation. Describe your experience in working remotely, attending virtual meetings and learning independently.
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You have full control over what you share on your Mazhr Card. You can include the results you want from the tests you have taken. You decide which parts of your card and profile are visible, and you can share your Mazhr Card with employers and your network through a shareable link.
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Senior Consultant at Mazhr