Is your current job no longer satisfying? Did you see your dream job online and are you ready to take on a new challenge? First thing you need is a CV or resume to apply for the new job.
A CV - short for curriculum vitae - or resume is a document used to sell your personal self to prospective employers. See it as a marketing document that you use to tell prospective employers about yourself, your professional experience, your skills, abilities and achievements. A good resume should serve as an open invitation to a follow-up interview. Because of this it is important that you get it right, because once you get it wrong, it could mean that you face rejection after rejection. Therefore, using the right structure for a good CV will certainly impress.
In our business as the one-stop-shop recruitment agency in Suriname, we still come across a lot of CV’s that have not gotten the right amount of love and care. A lot of applicants are still in the dark about how to prepare a CV. So to help you to get out of the dark a little bit, we are going to give you some tips on how to write the most effective CV.
Step 1. Personal information & contact details
The first part of your CV, positioned at the top of the page, should contain your full name, professional title(s) and contact details such as your address, email address and phone number.
Step 2. Key skills
Your second step is to add the key skills section underneath your personal information and contact details. This section allows you to show off your abilities to prospective employers. You should aim to detail four to five abilities at most.
Step 3. Work Experience
The next step is writing about your employment history or work experience. In this section you outline your previous work experiences, jobs and/or internships. When doing so, make sure you list your experience in reverse chronological order. Your most recent role is the most relevant to the employer. When listing your work experience do not forget to place each position of employment, state your job title, the employer, the dates you worked and write a summary where you describe the work activities and the responsibilities you had.
Step 4. Education and qualifications
Just like the work experience section, your education should be listed in reverse chronological order. Include the name of the schools/institutions and the dates you attended, followed by the qualifications you achieved. A qualification could be the number of languages you speak or the different computer programs you can work with.
Step 5. Hobbies and interests
By adding your hobbies and interest at the end of your resume or CV you are creating even more value. This section may show how well you fit into the culture of the company or the industry.
In any case, we hope that you are now one step closer to writing a functional CV. Follow our social media pages for more tips. Our recruiters at Strategic Recruitment Suriname NV are also very keen to help you out with any questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to contact us through [email protected]