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In this lecture Mr.Jibran Bashir is revealing the ideas of Art of CV Preparation & Job Hunting. How to introduce yourself in Job Market, How to promote yourself by your Resume, Which tools and techniques you should use to hunt a best job. What is CV and what are the objective to make a good CV.
How to Make Good CV or Resume & Job Hunting Video:
When you leave the colleges or universities and go about looking for job and career building, the first thing which will introduce you in any organization is a CV/RESUME. The CV/RESUME is a detailed snapshot of your professional and academic life but many students are unaware of even how to write a good CV/RESUME. Therefore if your CV/RESUME is not written properly, you cannot brand yourself in any organization. So below is a video of Art of CV/RESUME preparation by career expert Mr.Jibran Bashir in Urdu/Hindi. Listen the video and read the notes given below and if you have any question feel free to contact us by comment section below.
What Is CV/RESUME?
A CV/RESUME is a written description of your work experience, educational background and skills. The CV/RESUME is a detailed snapshot of your professional and academic life. The role of CV/RESUME is to get you an interview, not to get you the job.
- Personal profile
- Work Experience
- Research Experience/ Projects
Rules of writing a CV/RESUME:
- The CV/RESUME should be Relevant, Clear and Concise.
- No typing errors.
- No spelling and grammar errors.
- No abbreviations.
- Do not tell a lie or mistruth.
- Do not include any negative information.
- Name (Must be the first line of resume, Bold, Larger than the largest font used in body)
- Address (Current address preferable)
- Email Address (Use professional Email Addresses preferably with Name. don’t use silly email address)
- Phone number (Preferably use both home and cell phone numbers)
The Career Objective:
- Optional but highly recommended.
- Statement must be clear, concise and to the point.
- Example: “To obtain a position as an Administrative Assistant in a hospital setting.”
- Experience should be listed in reverse chronological order.
- POSITION TITLE, ORGANIZATION NAME, CITY, STATE/PROVINCE, DATES EMPLOYED (Include months unless this shows big gaps of unemployment).
- Describes the specific roles in bullets.
- List the most recent education first.
- Mention Date of Completion and University/College name.
- Percentage only if you obtained good percentage.
- List the Academic honors.
- Don’t include high school (unless this is your highest level of education).
Activities and Honors:
- Mention the scholarships, memberships Community work, volunteer work etc.
- Don’t include anything from before college.
- Avoid controversial topics such as Politics, Religion etc.
- For Fresher, you may mention extra-curricular activities, which would highlight your suitability to the job.
Research Experience/ Projects:
- Focus on relevant research experience.
- Must include the graduate level research.
- In reverse chronological order.
- This must come as a separate document using the same header on resume.
- Do not send to employer unless they request it.
- Between 3 to 5 references include (All individuals with direct knowledge of your job abilities. Or a professor of main subjects),
- Ask the permission of references before giving their names and numbers.
Do’s in CV/RESUME Writing:
- 1 to 2 pages.
- Write in telegraphic style- without verbs, articles or connectives.
- 10-12 font size.
- Times New Roman, Arial, Bookman, Trebuchet, Lucida Sans, Garamond, Verdana etc.
- Be consistent with fonts/size/bold/italics etc.
- Spread out information.
- Indented or bulleted statements.
- Bolding, different size fonts.
- Your name should be largest font on page.
- Write in third person.
Avoids in CV/RESUME Writing:
- Height, weight, place of birth, marital status, race, caste, religion and health.
- Fancy Fonts, Clip art or non-traditional paper.
- Don’t go for bordered paper.
- Don’t fold resume, don’t stuff into envelope and don’t crumple.
- Avoid Details of Travels.
- Religion, church affiliations, political affiliations.
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