Resume (often called CV) is the summary of your experience, education and skills. A perfect resume is a real opportunity not only to find a job, but also a chance to introduce you as a good specialist. However, wrong or false information in the CV may ruin your professional reputation and considerably narrow down the number of job offers.
Have you ever thought why some people are lucky to find the desired position almost immediately while others spend several weeks, months and even years? The main reason is that the competent and proper CV leaves a good impression and motivates employers for further interview.
The Internet is constantly developing and many people have got an opportunity to get a job without leaving home. It has become commonplace to send resumes electronically, and many employers are using only this way to look for suitable candidates. Our website gives you the ability to add one or more CVs using the tab "Post a CV", and activate the job alerts which are updated regularly and are daily sent to job seekers.
Just follow a few rules and recommendations that can help you make the CV more competitive than others:
- Fill in personal and contact information - your first name, last name, date of birth, state of residence, email address, willingness for relocation and long business trips, work, home or mobile phone.
- In the category "Preferences" specify the minimum salary level for the desired position. You should remember: the higher your professional skills are, the higher your work is valued. So that is why analyze your qualities properly and give them an adequate assessment. Select the work type of your future position - full / part-time job, free schedule or remote work. If you are interested in several positions, make different CV’s.
- The main part of any resume is the information about work experience. Prove the employer that you have all necessary professional skills and qualities. Make your CV relevant to the job requirements, because different employers have different set of requirements. Fill in the data in the reverse chronological order (starting from the last place of job) - the name of the organization without abbreviations and acronyms, previous post (or posts if there were a few) and the period of time you worked there. Describe your responsibilities and focus on achievements. Avoid common phrases (e.g. "successful implementation of the plan", “responsible for the activities of the department“) and use accurate facts and figures (“reduce the level of enterprise costs from 50 to 20 %”). If you had to use special software or technical support, you can also specify this information as a separate item. Describe not more than 2-3 positions. Try to be true to your future employer and fill in only real and existing information. In other cases it may cost you the job. If you have no experience, you can write about the skills that you have acquired during your university courses or manufacturing practice.
- Specify the level of education with the full name of the institution and the graduation year. If you graduated from several institutions, begin from the one that is directly related to the upcoming position.
If the CV is proper, you should receive job offers on a regular basis (at least 1-2 times a week). It is very important not to make mistakes that have prevented many talented professionals to get a job:
- Firstly, very frequent distribution of the CV is a bad tool to get a good post. Try to choose only the interesting vacancies.
- On the contrary, rare activity and passive life position will not accelerate the process when searching for jobs. Try to send your resume at the beginning or in the middle of work week, periodically update the information and consider new vacancies. If you have several resumes, make each of them relevant to the vacancies.
- Overestimated minimum salary level will scare a lot of companies. That is why be honest not only with respect to your desires, but to your skills.
- Ensure that your contact information in the CV is correct and up-to-date. Check your e-mails regularly.
- Avoid stylistic and grammatical errors which may cause the employer to draw bad conclusions about you.