 Summary of one’s life
 Personal Details  Easy to read language, design, focus on the job

Components of a good C.V.
 Style
 Content  Positives

 Points of agreement

 CV will give chance to evaluate yourself
 CVs are mostly used to screen candidates for

 CVs are the first introducer to the interviewer and

explains your complete background

Types of CV
2. 3.

Reverse Chronological CV
Functional / Skill based CV Speculative CV

Order of Contents in CV
 Name and address

 Contact Details
 Career Objectives  Educational Qualification  Awards (if you have any)  Skillsets and personal attributes  Experiences / employment history  Voluntary work (if you have done any)

 Extracurricular activities, interests and hobbies
 References

Career Objectives
 Your career objective tells the employer what you

are really looking for in a position.
 For team work job: I want to work in a team where

we can take on new and exciting challenges.

Educational Qualifications
 Should be written in a reverse chronological order
 With percentage of marks and name of the


 Year of passing

 Awards demonstrate your achievements to your

 Forget about any awards you received prior to 7

 Give the award details with quantifiable terms

 This section tells the employer what skills you have that fit

the position they are looking for.
demonstrated it.

 Try to describe the skills you have and how you have

 For example  Communication skill  Basic Computer Skills

Employment history
 Part time jobs – tuition, data entry, etc.,  You may have taken a position during your holidays  State your employer, position held, responsibilities,

Duration and Key achievements  For e.g.: Sales Assistant, Rama retails shop, 2.6.2005 to till date My role as a part time sales assistant, I am responsible for assisting customer with their enquiries and processing sale transactions. Key achievements: Demonstrated excellent customer service Communicated effectively with customers to ensure that their needs were met.

Voluntary Work
 Some activities that you may have done on a voluntary 

   

basis This area will help you to tell an employer how you have learnt new skills, worked with a team and learnt responsibilities for your assigned work. For e.g., Volunteered library work Organizing educational tours Mobilizing fund for some disaster areas Community based activities

Interests and Hobbies
 In this section you can demonstrate your strengths to an

employer  If you have a limited experiences, this is a valuable tool for demonstrating your abilities to an employer.
 For e.g.:a. b.


Puzzle solving Playing Football / any team games Please avoid jokes and irrelevant hobbies such as sleeping etc.,

 This is the final part of the C.V.  Include the names, organizations and contact

numbers of people who can act as referees for you.
 Give them a call and ask their willingness to act

as a referee for you.

CV Writing Tips
 Focus on the job you want  Emphasis on achievement and results  Easy to read design and language  Spelling mistakes are unforgivable  Education or employment first  Quantify every statement

 Ask someone to review your CV

Covering Letter
The cover letter reflects your communication skills and to some extent your personality 1. Name and address - Left side top Date and Place - Right side top

3. 4.

Head the Letter - Subject and Reference
The middle paragraph - Brief description of your education and experiences Closing - The closing in which you propose step for further action. Don’t end with hit the mark, use sentence with gentle and polite manner .

Model Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae
Kunal Bawane C-2/9, P & T colony, Gul Tekdi, Pune –20 Phone: 09422747450 E-mail: Job Title : Junior Accountant Objectives: seeking a suitable and challenging career-oriented job with an organization where my knowledge and skills could be utilized to the maximum. Education: Bachelor of Business Administration (Completed in 2007 at S.B. City College of Commerce, Nagpur University, Nagpur) Diploma in computer Accounting Management (DCAM) Experience: Presently working as System Administrator cum Accounts Assistants at Swapnapurti Developers Responsibilities: Maintenance of all Accounts, Handle Central Excise and Commercial Tax, Rectifying the minor problems in computer both software and hardware Maintenance and Trouble Shooting of Systems in LAN Environment (10 systems with printers). working in a financial company as Accountant (Part time job), Attended Advanced Accountancy Training during summer holidays


Soft Ware Knowledge:
Language: Visual Basic 6.0, H.T.M.L and Basic DBMS: Fox Pro, MS-Access and Fox base Packages: Tally 5.4., Ms-Office and Hardware & Networking Languages Known: English, Hindi & Marathi

Soft Skills: Good Communication, Commitment to the work and Adjustable with others.
Achievements: Received a shield for standing FIRST in overall academics during the second year UG. Best Cadet Award received in NCC for the year 2002- 2003. Interest & Hobbies: Reading books. References: 1) Suhas P. (Z.E., HUL, Nagpur Div.), Mob-07709000848 2) Parag B. (B.D.M., HUL, Nagpur Div.), Mob- 09960552161


Model Application Letter

Pune 21-10-2010 From Kunal Bawane, C-2/9 , P&T colony, Gul Tekdi, Pune – 20 To The Advertiser PO Box 1116 Times of India, Delhi. Sir, Sub: Application for the post of Junior Accountant Ref: The Times Of India, 20.10.2010 This is with reference to your above advertisement in the Wednesday (20.10.2010) edition of The Times Of India for the post of Junior Accountant for which I would like to submit my application. As per your requirements, I am a graduate with a Commerce background and with Accountancy as my specialty subject. For the past one year, I have been working as assistant to a senior Accountant employed a reputed firm and gave gained a fair amount of experience in the above mentioned field. If you consider that my application is worth considering, I can be available for interview at any time to suit your convenience, even at a short notice. Thanking You, Yours Sincerely, (Kunal Bawane)


Be brief - a two page resume is ideal 2. Prepare CVs for individual companies 3. Customize your resume for your job target 4. Use action verbs/ positive words – it will create strong impact. eg. motivated, monitored, created, analyzed, coordinated etc.

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Avoid folding your CV Don’t include irrelevant information – previous Salary, unproofed awards, prizes and publications etc. Say what you did, not what you think Personal information – marital status, religion, health, native place etc. Avoid unusual font size, stylish letters, graphics, underlining and unusual spacing etc. Avoid repeating information Avoid personal pronouns (I, my, me) Don’t outsource, do it yourself.

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