The first step in your job search should be composing a good CV. This is your very first business letter. And if your resume hasn’t been rejected – you may consider it as your own success. But what can you write if you have just graduated from a University, and there is nothing to say in your letter actually?
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After you state your name and surname provide your future employer with the information about the position you’d like to hold. It’s not recommended to make a list of positions you would be okay with. The situation is that it’s not you who is making a choice, it’s them who decide whether you are good enough or not. So employer is not interested in a wide sphere of your abilities, he wants to know just one key thing you would be able to perform.
State your age, marital status, address, and a cell phone number. Marital status is better to be mentioned like it is stated in your passport data. Even though you might be in civil marriage relationships, you better not mention it in your CV. To the employer it might seem a bit infantile – if you can be “a bit married”, you could probably work “a bit” as well.
Education in your resume should be especially highlighted, but it doesn’t mean you should make a list of all your trainings, programs, seminars, and other educational events you attended. Image courses, massage trainings, and political conferences are interesting if they are relevant to the position you are applying. Besides, if you have had any practices or internships (no matter if they were abroad or inside your country), they would always be a plus to your resume.
Move to the next page to proceed with steps 4, 5, and 6 of writing your CV
It’s understandable that while being a student you could not acquire any permanent working experience. But don’t be afraid to mention any working experience you had, even a short-time one. Maybe you had a small internship working for 2-3 months in a company where you could have gotten some practical skills. Even though it might not be stated in your work record book, you still have more advantages having acquired some practical knowledge as compared to the other candidate who came with excellent marks in their Diploma, but possessing no previous experience.
One of the biggest advantages nowadays is the knowledge of foreign languages. Yes, English is a lingua franca, the language of business, but still if you know Chinese or Japanese, you’d be much more welcomed to become an employee of an international corporation. Another plus to your CV could be the knowledge of PC programs – the standard ones like Microsoft OS as well as some specific programs from the area of programming or SEO.
When talking about one’s personal qualities many students make one simple mistake – they highlight their abilities to quick-learning and their openness to new experience. Undoubtedly, these qualities are good ones, but in the resume it looks like “I don’t have any special skills, but for a small salary am ready to learn”. Before you fill in the information here think about your personal qualities that might suit to this concrete position. This might be an analytical thinking, abilities to work with huge volumes of information, sense of purpose, punctuality, etc. Honesty, integrity, and reliability are still appreciated, but the employer is interested in hiring not good people only, but also professionals.
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