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An Instruction on Composing Impressive CVs and Resumes for College and University

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In the previous article, we were depicting the main hints and tricks on how to hit the road right after leaving school. This one is dedicated to more grown up people who surely (right?) have much more experience to put in. However, with a relief off finishing with the education comes another pain in …back – an urgent necessity to find a great job and prove everyone you were not wasting your college/university years but working hard to add some precious sentences and skills to your CV paper. So, let’s begin!

As it is now not a game to win or lose anymore, you are to fight for the right to achieve your success in life and the best tool for it will be a well-structured and condensed autobiography with your successes and strong sides.

Curriculum Vitae

Congratulations, here you can praise yourself at your best! The main goal of a CV paper is to tell the admission committee that you are exactly the right person with a potential and who will contribute to their project, institution or an internship at most:

  • Make it relevant with qualifications to each grant or scholarship you are applying. Do not send the same composed paper to different institutions;
  • Make it as personal as possible. You should stand out. Your paper should show your personality as well;
  • Education. As many details about score, as possible, in-school competitions and awards;
  • Professional experience. You should have had at least one already. Any part-time jobs, one-time projects and many different volunteering projects are to be mentioned here;
  • Academic activities. All memberships in organizations, academic achievements, publications, honors and their descriptions;
  • Grants and previous awards. If you had any excellence scholarships or grants for study put them in this section;
  • Others. Skills and hobbies.

Do not forget to constantly update your CV as soon as there are any changes. Also, it should not be very long, even if it includes loads of information, the goal is to build it very laconic and precise not losing the primary objective.

Resume

For a resume, it is not much different, however here you “sell” yourself to an employer who will choose the most suitable worker and invite them to work for them. The main thing to know is that an HR manager views every profile for less than 15 seconds so here the first impression matters the most. So, here are those valuable statements job seekers should input into their business paper:

  • The sections are pretty much the same, however you stress your work experience the most and pay more attention to improving it;
  • In the personal information section, you state all your contact information just like a professional so that the employers will reach you in case of your success;
  • Education. The same as in the CV paper but more condensed;
  • Work experience. The crucial part employers will look at. Make an effort and remember everything you were doing during study;
  • Objective statement. One of the most important abstracts in your resume, your motivation for applying for this position. Be honest but try to show that you fit to the requirement criteria too;
  • References. The best proof of your activity is a paper from a notable person from another job, school, other organization;
  • Use the organization’s words. It does not mean you should copy everything like a parrot but speaking the same language as people who offer a job position will have a great impact and be a plus to your chances (unless they want to hire a completely different worker which is kind of unlikely).

Remember, every resume must be modified the exact job position, every employer seeks for some special skills and you are to point them out at most.

Good Luck!

In case you have any troubles with writing a resume, do not hesitate to ask us for help and we will surely make our best to assist you!

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