A good curriculum vitae is not easy to make. The document should give the best possible impression of your profile. There are many factors to take into account like the format, the writing rules, the models, the design, etc. And a good CV for applying in banking is not the same as for the craft or communication sector, for example. In this article you will understand the difference between good and bad resumes.
Work on the Layout and Presentation of the CV
To create a good curriculum vitae, it is very important to take the time to work on its layout. You can make it original, but not too much either. There is no such thing as a typical presentation. It must be adapted to the company to which the Curriculum Vitae will be sent. So, you have to know if it is a large group, a start-up or a small or medium-sized enterprise?
It also must be adapted to the position in which you are interested. Is it a position in the field of accounting, marketing, etc.? The presentation must be clear, simple and airy. To do this, you can for example work on spaces. Regarding the text, opt for a classic font such as Arial, Verdana or Calibri which is pleasant to read, and for a standard size from 10 to 12. Certain terms may be bolded to highlight certain information, such as the name of a company or a function. Also, avoid tabulation errors.
Take Care of the Design and Writing
The design of your curriculum vitae should be soft and emphasize the elements it contains. For example, you can place the header of in a box, use bullets for each experience or training, or separate each section with a horizontal line. Everything must remain subtle and fluid. It can be a good idea to add a little color, for the frames for example. But be careful not to overdo it and stay consistent with the position you are applying for. For example, avoid pink when applying to a bank.
Each of the main three sections (work experience, training, areas of interest) must be easily identifiable by putting the title in bold and or in capital letters. Ideally, your curriculum vitae should fit on a single A4 size page. If you have a lot of professional experience, do not make it a point to include it all on your resume. Instead, think about which ones you want to highlight according the position for which you are applying, and which will be more rewarding. You can also focus on your most recent experiences.