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The Clues Are In The CV

A CV gives an employer the first look at an executives skills and abilities.

There are many things on a CV that will tell them a lot about the executive. The CV length, style, presentation and substance all come together to form a full picture of the executive.

The Presentation Of The CV

Important things to look for when preparing your CV are the presentation and content. The presentation can be seen in the overall layout of the document.

First of all, a CV should look like you the candidate has put a lot of time and effort into building it. The document should be in a suitable typeface Times Roman, or a similar business font and neatly printed.

Job Experience In The CV

Job experience is the most important part of the resume for many employers. The most vital experience they look for would be jobs similar to the one they are offering. They will look for the job duties completed in your previous jobs and see if they match the one on offer. Also looking for any major accomplishments at that job to see what you, the applicant can do for them. Details here are good, such as amount of cash handled or percentage of productivity increased.

Look For Action Verbs!

Take a look at the action verbs. Supervised, organized, managed, for example can sound great if you are looking for a  managerial position. It can tell the recruiter the skills that you have gained, through what you have done in the past. It can display skills such as decision making, initiative, time and money management, etc.


The CV should contain an 'educational experience' section. They will be thinking does the executive meet or exceed our minimum requirement? Additionally, look for any honours or awards listed here.

Special Skills

It may be good to also add special skills at the bottom of the CV. For example some people list multiple languages if they are fluent in them. If the recruiter needs the additional skills, that can be a point in favour of you over another candidate.

The content of the resume should present skills and knowledge that the employer can put to use in that particular job. Unnecessary information and rambling sentences can be a negative on a resume. The resume should be relevant to the job at hand and should contain short concise sentences.

What About The Overall Impression Of The CV?

The overall impression you give is very important. Does the resume stand out from the rest? Does the resume present a complete picture and impart information on your skills, abilities, and strengths?

The potential employer should be able to locate the main keywords and skills at first glance. The layout should be well organized. Most recruiters will not spend a great deal of time on each and every resume. They do not want to have to search the CV and try to figure out themselves what the applicant's objectives and career goals are they should be clear at the beginning of the CV.

The Content Of The CV

The content of the CV is the most significant part of it. They will be looking for any typing mistakes. A typing mistake could immediately suggest carelessness on the part of the candidate on this very important document.

Most CV's will contain an objectives section on top of the resume. This section can easily let them see what the executive’s goals are. There may also be a 'summary' section to give the recruiter an overview of the rest of the CV. You can use these sections to see if your objectives match the employers on the job description.

Still Reading...

If the recruiter is still reading the CV, that is a good sign. The writer has kept their interest by highlighting his best skills. The top part of the CV should contain the most vital information, decreasing in importance as you read down.

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