In this competitive era where everybody is so skilled and qualified that competition for the jobs in the market has become but throat. Candidates are required to have certain level of qualification and tremendous abilities in order to stay competitive in the market. Moreover, this has become a norm of the professional market that they always need something extra above what the candidates already have. Furthermore, CV has always been a USP for the candidate to sell himself/herself in the market. Here we would discuss few important points from CV writing perspective, it is essential to understand the detail and the need of the job. So let’s discuss few important aspects:
Personal details: personal details does not mean that the candidate should write; what colors they like, what nature they have or what level of understanding they have with the family members. Whereas, candidates are required to enter the information such as: age, marital status, date of birth, nationality and other relevant details. There are candidates who write things which are irrelevant, which actually refute the employer’s mood from selecting the candidate for the position. Placement of this section should be at the end or start is a debatable topic.
Academic details: the most important section of a CV writing in NZ is the academic section, where the candidate must write the details about academic details in a chronological order. For those who are unaware of what chronological order is? It’s like starting from the latest information and ending at the oldest one for example: if the highest education of a person is masters he/she must write it first and then the other academics should follow.
Professional Experience: this is one of the most important aspect as one needs to tell you, where he/she has already worked and what were the details such as: job description, position, period of employment and other relevant details. Job experience plays a vital role in the selection of a candidate. Experience is important so write it in the same order as education and academics.
Achievements and rewards: whatever the candidate has earned so far such as: best student award, gold medal or any other relevant achievement from previous employer should be included in this section. There are candidates who write absolutely irrelevant things in this section and write silly achievement which adversely affect the CV and impression of a candidate.
Hobbies and activities: this is something which is considered as a lighter note in a CV, in this section one should tell concisely and casually about the co-curricular activities. This is to tell the employer about the candidate that he/she is not a bore or workaholic person in life.
The aforementioned points are considered as the most common ones, but this is essential to know that every format is correct and there is no single format which can be considered as the final or best one.