Your 2020 Guide to a Professional CV


Imagine that your CV or Curriculum Vitae is the way to get your dream job! Your CV is a reflection of your personality and how you can market your skills and experience to convince hiring employers that you’re the ideal candidate to fill the open position and to get in touch with you to proceed with the hiring process in a short time.

In addition to your CV, you need also a cover letter and a completed application form as it’s required from recruiters and hiring employers.

Your 2020 Guide to a Professional CV

Ready for applying to 2020 job opportunities? Show how professional you are by following the below tips to create your great CV:

What to include in your CV

  • Tell them about who you are
  • Your skills, abilities, and achievements
  • Your professional history
  • For sure you have to highlight why you’re the best candidate for the job
  • Your career goals
What do employers expect to see on your CV?

Here is the first section you must include at the top of the page on your CV:

  • Your full name
  • Contacts details
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Country and town
  • Link for your updated portfolio
  • Link for your updated Linked in profile
  • Professional title
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The Second section to include on your CV:

Career objectives

  • Summarize your career objectives to highlight that you are the best candidate for the position and give an overview of you to the employers.
Work history and Experience

  • This can help you in putting all your related work experience that can make you the perfect fit for the job
  • You can also put your volunteering experience
  • Mention Extra circular activities
  • Don’t forget to state your job title
  • The employer name
  • When you start working and the date you left the job
  • Job description for the role
  • What you have achieved
For sure you will have to list the work experience from the recent positions and the most relevant to the job you are applying for.

Education and qualifications

  • You should mention the name of the institutions
  • The starting and finishing dates
  • The qualifications and grades you achieved
  • Your degree

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The third section to consider while building your CV includes:

  • Key skills
  • You need to list and highlight the most related skills to the job you want to get
  • Hobbies and Interests
  • Your interests and hobbies should be written if they can help you to show your CV professionally way and always mention relevant interests that can serve your position
Here are some formatting and spacing tips:

CV Length: From one or three pages

Font type: Make the font type clear to read you can use Calibri or Arial

Headings: Use a bold heading to introduce each section

You should customize your CV for every job you apply for to highlight the most related skills and experiences that match the job requirements.

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