Skip to content

Tips to Make Your CV Stand Out

It’s easy for your CV to get lost in the sea of CVs that a company receives if you don’t make an effort to make it stand out. In addition to all the typical things that should be part of your CV (your education, work experience, and projects), here are some more tips that can help.

???? Don’t forget your achievements

The primary purpose of your CV is so that you can sell yourself and to do that, you’ll have to highlight why you’re the best fit for the role. So make sure you mention instances where you’ve gone beyond your expectations or achieved something very significant. ????

???? List your education, courses, and training

List relevant education and courses required for the job you’re applying for. As with experiences, mention the most recent ones first. The goal here is to show where you can bring new knowledge to the company you’re applying to.

???? Give a glimpse of your personality 

While it’s optional to mention your interests or hobbies outside work, it’s better if you can do so. However, be careful with this section; you don’t want to mention something in your CV that can cause friction. ????

More tips to remember

We’ve covered all the main sections of a typical CV but there are some more things to remember:

???? Find and use the most relevant keywords so that your CV shows up in word searches.

???? Avoid using organization-related terms and acronyms.

???? If there are any gaps in your CV, make sure you explain or justify them.

???? Highlight all the relevant skills you’ve developed.

???? Include both your mobile number and email so that hiring managers can get in touch with you easily. 

???? Always check your CV for grammar and spelling errors. In fact, it would be great if you can ask someone to look over your CV for you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *