Building a professional CV today is a very important issue for getting a fantastic job and presenting yourself perfectly!
For knowing how to build your CV professionally, you need to follow the steps below:
Use “2003” Office Version
Build your CV using “Word File” like MS Office! Try to use “2003” Version for helping the recruiter while checking your CV to get it easy whatever the version he is using.
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Do not use frames
Do not use frames/borders/shapes, etc, while writing your CV. Try to make it simple and smooth for the recruiter who’ll be checking it.
Use suitable fonts
Use a suitable and professional font, don’t go all crazy with your choice of font in a written CV. Your font size could be between “12 to 14” while writing your CV`s Content.
Do not use colors
Don’t try to over-design when building your CV. Just write using the black color ONLY. It’s more effective, simple and comfortable while checking! Do not use even use any colors at the background. Try to write on a white background because it’s more formal and most professional.
Start with effective headlines
Be smart while writing your CV. Start your CV with something attractive and consider one of your strengths.
Enhance your CV with the most attractive content ever
You can enhance your CV with the most important, effective and attractive content, such as: including a summary of your previous experience and a current one, mentioning your previous Internships & Volunteering Work.
Use professional formats
Try to be organized! Use bullets, numbers, etc to show a flow of timeline and experiences.
Do not type personal information
For being more professional, do not type personal information, such as Religion, Social Status, Color, etc.
Do not allow grammatical mistakes in your CV
For a professional CV, try to write in a professional way. Make sure you write without grammatical mistakes, spelling errors, etc. Express yourself in clarity, brevity and good choice of words
After writing your CV, try to find a friend, or someone fit to review your CV for you and get his/her feedback in what has been written there! That will help you in improving your writing skill, getting better writing content, etc.
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Doaa Gamal is passionate about writing and helping others. She believes that through writing, one can deliver different messages that can influence the world around us. She works to help others set up their goals and discover their potential. She is also a life enthusiast and blogger always looking at the bright side of life. She is interested in sustainable development, education and helping others through volunteer work.
She looks forward to being an added value to (For Creative Girls) by helping in raising awareness of its work around the world!