2015-03-16 by Reese
This is your first application and you are nervous because you do not know what to tell the prospective company about yourself. Maybe you have your degrees ready but that is not sufficient enough to get a job nowadays. Organizations look for more – some look for attitude, some for competitive spirit, some for team worker, some for a leader in the making, some for particular skills, etc.
You have gathered all the information you need about the organization because you want to work with them. You are aware of their work culture, their policies, their core business, their requirements, their salary structure, benefits etc. Nevertheless, you wonder what it will be like to actually work there, to be an employee of the company.
The introduction of yourself through your resume has to be really impressive. They have to like your CV enough to call you for an interview and then like you personally to hire you. The task seems monumental and you feel you are about to climb a mountain but do not have the wherewithal to do so. Now help is at hand, just click on the mouse and get a guide for your first resume.
There are quite a few websites devoted to only CV writing – how to write, what to write, where to write, how much to write and what not to write in your CV. Most of them have samples of different kinds of resumes for different kinds of jobs and positions for different kinds of businesses.
These sites guide you step by step about the format and structure of writing a detailed or brief (whichever is necessary) self introduction. Sometimes it is so easy that you know exactly how your introduction is going to shape up.
The first step to find the right kind of resume is to chalk out your requirements viz. The job you are applying for, the position and job description. Once you are ready with these details the search becomes easier. Log onto the various sites and check each one of them till you find the one which appeals to you. Now you have something to work on and so get on with the job of formally introducing yourself to complete strangers.
Just because you are a fresher does not mean you do not have much to write about; there may be so many skills you possess and courses you have done relevant to the job. These have to be highlighted so the hirer notices them at first glance and calls you for an interview.
The design of the CV is a big factor as “first impressions are also the last impressions” as the saying goes; and the CV websites have numerous examples of well designed ones.
If you are already working but looking for a break or a better opportunity, you will find help in the net about how to approach other companies through your curriculum vitae. The guide shows you what parts of your experience to stress on and how to make your bio-data more attractive to the new employer. They even help you to cover gaps in your career and how, so as to not raise eyebrows or leave a question mark.
You may be opting to change your whole career path and venture out to new and different pastures – the net has CV examples of how to do so successfully. It teaches you to play on the skills required for the new job and your years of experience are packaged as an advantage, even though in a different field.
A company hires people who can bring something to the table. Translated into simple terms the organization you are targeting will look for what attributes you have that will benefit them. How to write such a CV is what these websites advise you about, so that your intention to contribute to the organization is evident in it.
The websites can show you a large number of samples and each will seem better than the other and create confusion in your mind. Every site has its own approach to writing CVs and they may be different to each other’s style; but you have to be able to assimilate from all the fluff the core of writing a proper and relevant resume.
The sample resume can do that much – show you the way to write your curriculum vitae, guide you step by step on the different types, teach you the structure, design and format. The rest has to be your input because you know yourself best; you are best aware about your accomplishments, your skill sets, your work preference, your qualifications and your capabilities. It is up to you to decide on what you want to be there on the paper and what you do not.
All these sites can help you to arrange yourself selling points in an organized fashion as it is meant to be; but the matter or the substance to be arranged has to come from you. Ultimately this is going to be your resume and you must be confident of what you write and how much to write.
The objective of this piece of paper is to help you get noticed by the reader, evoke enough interest in him/her to want to meet you, and produce positive results for you by getting the job. It has to be written so, that when you go for the interview the interviewer should be able to place you immediately.
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