Your past internships may hold the key to a great job.
Now that you are a graduate with three summer internships under your belt, you are ready to take the professional world by storm. But how do you show this on your CV?
Certainly, having interned at one or more organizations gives you an edge over less-experienced candidates. But the growing competition for jobs has resulted in far more candidates with internship experience than ever before. So, how do you stand out from the crowd?
A good CV ticks all the right boxes.
If you are job-hunting, sending out a good CV is important. After all, this is the first interaction that potential employers will have with you. Your CV might be one among hundreds. How can you make sure your CV stands out from the crowd? Here are a few tips.
First impressions count. Make your case in the cover letter.
A good cover letter can take you a step closer to your dream job. But one that is poorly written will work against you. After all, the cover letter is where you make your case. It can convince the recruiter that you are the right person for the job. How can you make this happen?
Customize your CV, for no one CV fits all.
Would the same clothes fit both you and your eight-year-old niece? Definitely not. Then why should the same idea apply to your curriculum vitae? Just as there are different sizes and codes for dresses, there are different kinds of CVs. That one CV fits all is a myth.
CVs should be tailored according to the job requirement. You may have written a beautiful three-page summary of all your experiences and accomplishments. Just remember, when you apply for a job, the document will be pitted against the CVs of many other hopeful candidates.
Keep your CV up-to-date to stay ahead of the game.
Your CV might be gathering dust if you have been working at the same company for years. But you should always keep your CV up-to-date.
Most people forget all about their CV once they find their ‘dream job’. But what if your company wants to downsize? Wouldn’t you want to begin your job search with an updated CV as soon as possible? Here are a few reasons for keeping your CV updated.