6 golden rules of the CV
While writing your CV, keep in mind that a recruiter will only spend about 30 seconds on it before taking a decision. Therefore, your CV must be clear, complete and to the point. If the recruiter feels reassured by the information he reads and sees the value that you can add to the company, chances are high that you will be called for an appointment. Your CV should be reassuring and leave a strong impression.
Your CV must be:
Adjust your CV according to the job you are pursuing. Only include the information that has an added value for the position you are applying to. Everything else is unnecessary.
Give each section a title.
Present your accomplishments and the results achieved (use numbers when you present results).
Use keywords, easily identifiable words and preferably action words. Privilege a positive vocabulary that will portray you as a driven, dynamic and serious candidate. Stay away from negations or negative constructions as much as possible. Avoid using abbreviations.
Correct any grammar or spelling mistakes. Use your word-processor’s spell check. Proofread your CV and have somebody proofread it for you.
Harmonize the style and layout of your CV. Use bullet points for lists and refrain from fancy visual effects. Use a font such as "Arial" or "Verdana" in 10 to 12 point size and avoid color overload.