How to Compose a CV after College

Your working experience should always begin with one simple thing - writing a CV. It is the document, without which you will not be able to start a career. Even though it does not seem difficult to compose a simple CV, it is usually much more than that, especially for the one who has not done it before. Two different resumes with the same content can easily make opposite impressions, depending on how they are written. Therefore, here are some helpful recommendations that will definitely boost your resume writing skills and get you the desired job.

Writing a CV Efficiently


The format of the CV should be consistent and meet the standards. Start with the font - use neutral and easily read types such as Times New Roman or Tahoma. With the size of the font at twelve, double line spacing and distinctive subheadings the employer will see that you are the one that is aware of formal details. The key feature of an excellent resume is writing from the first person but omitting personal articles. In this way, you make sentences not focusing on a subject (yourself), but rather on the object of the matter. Finally, to prove your professionalism, avoid using slang words in the CV. Even though the advertisements usually use buzzwords to attract attention, you personally should forget about them at all costs. There is nothing else that annoys managers more than intended witty jokes and attempts to show your sense of humor during the interview.


Since you are applying for a real job, you should convince an employer to choose you and no one else. That is why your professional achievements should be in the first place. Educational establishment plays the most significant role for young students to show their abilities. Structure your studying place in chronological order from the most recent to the first one. Include schools and private courses. If you think that something can be irrelevant, just forget about it and include. You are young and inexperienced - everything that you have done in your life matters.


If it happened that you already had experience in working somewhere officially, you should also add this information to your CV. Describe your obligations and duties on the previous working place as well as the mention about your achievements. The most common question that an employer may ask you about your previous job is why you are looking for a new. Explain the reason of your resigning wisely and remember not to lie as if you begin hiding truth even on the interview, you have hardly any chances to stay for long on the place when the truth is revealed.


Your skills and hobbies are important as much as your qualifications are. Do not be shy mentioning that you were a member of a soccer team or visited an art school. Tell about your collections and recorded albums with a local band. Do not boast, describe everything briefly and remember about your style.