Almost every job will require you to present yourself in a well-organized, easy to read form; a CV. Even the Auto Job application for OWCareers needs your information in a CV format for further proceedings. Many applicants ponder the effective ways to construct a good CV, however, not many succeed. Naturally, for an employer to gain some insight into an applicant’s past, a CV is the most readily requested document. However, you have a timeline of 8 seconds to either capture the company and make it to the approved pile or be tossed off into the rejected section. Here we present to you a guide, implementing all the tricks and tips that will help you differentiate, what sets a successful CV apart from a failure. The first and foremost aspect to take care of is the length of your curriculum vitae. A standard CV should not exceed more than 2 A4 pages If it aims to be appealing. No employer wants to read your life story, the trick is to make it short and to the point. However, this does not mean you omit important fields of information. Nothing makes an employer more repulsed than having to second guess an answer to an un-attempted question. company representatives are experienced and immediately note any gap in the provided details. If you lack past experience, don’t just leave the field blank, elaborate on any volunteer work or projects which you have been on to showcase your abilities. Many people create one document and proceed to use it for every job application they file. Do you put on the same clothes for every interview? Certainly not. The right way around this is to tailor your CV to include those qualities and specifications that are likely to impress the particular company applied for. Do your research and construct your CV on the lines of the requirements for the position in question. This will leave a lasting impact on the employer and will surely define your will to strive for the tiniest details. A quality that is likely to gain you significant marks. It is of keen importance to come up with a CV that describes who you are at the present. Any accomplishment to date should be added on in the relevant section. However, we definitely don’t suggest you bragging about every tiny achievement. Keep it real and to the point, enough to do justice to your skills. Last but definitely not the least, the literature of the CV is of critical value. It needs to be properly ‘sentenced’ with no grammatical errors. Making the document presentable and easy to read will allow the reader to quickly skim through your portfolio to give you a decision, that is most likely in your favor. Add bullets, give headings and avoid long paragraphs wherever you can to give a professional touch to your presenting document. A CV is a paper that allows you to market yourself. It is up to you to avail the benefits of this opportunity. To present yourself as best suited for a particular position is an art. It needs an understanding of the basic job and what your recruiters are looking for. Yes, it is an effort, however, the aforementioned tips are guaranteed to score you an interview. Be truthful, be thorough and be specific, take into account the purpose and the audience of your CV. Your dream job is at your feet. Contributors : Aiman Ibrash – Adnan Ahmad – Abdul Qadir