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Your CV is an employer's first impression of you and it must leave a favorable and lasting impact. A successful CV is one that will appear in the most searches and generate the most interviews. The CV Builder will guide you through the CV building process step-by-step providing you with tips and examples along the way. We have also provided you with a list of action verbs that we recommend you refer to and use to ensure the strongest, most concise delivery.
Target Job Title
Here is where you define who you are in relation to skills and experience. This is a critical part of your CV as it is the first section a potential employer reads and it should portray you in the most relevant and professional light.
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Include words that highlight your skills and area of expertise Include keywords of the actual position you are seeking
Your Career Objective is a brief and focused statement of what you can do and what you are looking for. As your Career Objective is featured prominently on your CV, employers will look here first before proceeding onto the rest of your CV.
Examples: Managed a team of (number) that established (name of project goal or result). Looking to join a progressive organization that has the need for (a type of occupation) and offers opportunities for advancement. (Number of years) of (system) integration experience and implementing solutions to help clients succeed. Extensive involvement managing client relationships at all levels. Installed different operating systems. Compiled and edited comprehensive quality control reports.but also periods of rapid. Trained new interns in (type of department). but not longer. Skilled at building strong team environments and developing open communications. To secure an internship with a (type of organization) specializing in (area of expertise) (Title) with (background) and a passion for (type) pursuing a career with (target company). Emphasize what you can bring to your prospective employer. To obtain a position in a (type of target company) using my administrative and programming skills. your Work Experience is the most important part of the CV.y y Seeking new challenges in (occupation) which effectively utilizes (professional experience). y y y y To gain first hand (type of experience).two sentences if needed. Be focused . (Number of years) of management experience on industrial projects. Tips: Describe the job you are seeking. sustained corporate growth. y y y y Work Experience Unless you are a fresh graduate. edited copy of other writers. software and hardware.vague objectives are less likely to attract an employer. Wrote feature stories and conducted interviews for (type of press). y y y y y y y y y y y Tips: . You can include your experience and skill level. Participated in the creation of a (name of product or production) that resulted in (a positive outcome). Successfully managed and staffed not only business start-ups. The Objective should be one sentence . using my analytical skills and commitment to perform quality work. Highlight your skills and assigned responsibilities in each previous job. Successfully launched and marketed (name of project).
scholarships. positive and use action verbs. Include any information that might be appropriate to your job search. y If you had multiple positions with the same company. y y If you have not had much work experience. y . Do not be misleading. Scholarships.. honors. Thesis: (Title of Thesis). y y y y y y Tips: Include your Grade Point Average or General Ranking if it is impressive (Excellent. associations or memberships of interest to employers. holiday or voluntary jobs. (City/Year). Examples: Continuing education classes in (Name of courses). degrees.000 by redesigning performance measurement system. the challenges faced and accomplishments achieved. Licensed (name of certification). Series 7 and series 63 registered. Remember to keep it short. Internships. Increased car sales turnover by 200%or saved department $100. remember to list dates of positions to show the prospective employer of your rapid progress and quick learning abilities. y y y y Allow your educational credentials to emphasize your strengths and qualifications.extracurricular activities. It could be awkward and quite difficult to verify a false educational statement made on your CV. as employers will check. Very Good). and Dissertations received. try including temporary. Fresh graduates should include relevant courses.y For each position describe your responsibilities. Memberships List any professional affiliations. certifications and training received. duties. Kuwait University. Use specific examples e. Mention any Honors. Work towards CPA qualification. Examples: Active member (name of association). Additional course work in Computational Mathematics. Awards.g. Education List your academic background. and GPA (if it is good).
Tips: Being part of any association shows a potential employer your interest and involvement in a related professional field. Creative Skills. Skills Use this section to show a potential employer your overall work-related skills and abilities including languages and technical skills. Project Workbench and Lotus Notes.Expert. Past Chairman/President. MS Project. analytical. Use this section to include industry keywords that match an employer's keyword search.Intermediate.Expert. Microsoft Office software & the Internet. y y y y y y Tips: Focus on skills that match your target job and target company. Please note that your skills are one of the KEY search criteria in Employer searches so make sure you include all technical. Power Point.y y y y Speaker/Treasurer (name of association). For example: Knowledge of encryption theory y y y y Describe your interpersonal skills. Fortran and SQL . Access. organizer or teacher).Expert. professional and other skills. but it may help show a potential employer things about you that may not be clear from the rest of your CV such as your hobbies and your eagerness to participate in contributing to and developing your society. Use action verbs. (an experienced presenter/ public speaker / sales person. Elected to serve as (position). y y y y This is particularly relevant and important for fresh graduates or candidates seeking to make a career switch. Excel. Appointed to serve as (position). C.Expert. Cobol. MS Word. Quantitative Analysis. Examples: German. Adding this information is completely optional. Use action verbs .Expert.
customized D debated. eliminated. forecasted. collaborated. delivered. acquired. financed. clarified. devised. constructed. controlled. centralized. conceived. directed. corresponded. conceptualized. composed. figured. experienced. expedited. drove E earned. changed. convinced. List the name and contact information of references. Action Verbs A abstracted. doubled. converted. approved. aided. critiqued. detailed. delegated. documented. classified. checked. correlated. adapted. built C calculated. or a family friend. edited.References Listing references is optional but it is always a good idea to include them. administered. evaluated. conducted. defined. y y If you are a fresher with limited or no experience you may include the name of your professor. effected. contracted. enforced. arranged. chaired. established. decided. analyzed. explained. formed. educated. drafted. budgeted. cooperated. attained. allocated. audited. experimented. formulated. discovered. attended. generated. computed. authored B balanced. It may be your ex-supervisor. anticipated. developed. Tips: Include the details of your professional acquaintances. determined. examined. assembled. coached. consulted. demonstrated. guided . expanded. enabled. consolidated. condensed. collated. addressed. acted. assigned. achieved. collected. compared. engineered. assessed. contributed. executed. cultivated. compiled. communicated. diagnosed. created. manager or a co-worker. assisted. founded G gathered. extrapolated F facilitated. coordinated. followed through. counseled. arbitrated. It is best to include contacts from an industry related to the one you are in. advised. designed.
set goals. retrieved. merged. improvised. strengthened. mediated. repaired. moderated. performed. licensed M maintained. tracked. integrated.H handled. originated. obtained. improved. staffed. sparked. setup. introduced. proved. installed. supervised. marketed. innovated. issued J justified K keynoted L launched. operated. instructed. problem solved. met deadlines. projected. reviewed. initiated. minimized. succeeded. informed. inspected. referred. influenced. shaped. surveyed. investigated. headed. promoted. reorganized. organized. provided. separated. processed. represented. solved. tailored. reconciled. persuaded. revitalized S scheduled. spoke. lectured. insured. planned. taught. mastered. interpreted. managed. imagined. submitted. recruited. prevented. invented. helped. illustrated. researched. programmed. implemented. nominated O observed. reduced. simplified. overhauled. monitored. specified. prioritized. inspired. reported. utilized V . led. produced. systemized T tabulated. pioneered. prepared. trained U upgraded. instituted. served. summarized. selected. tested. mentored. oversaw P participated. publicized R recommended. resolved. hired I identified. increased. motivated N negotiated. interviewed.