Curriculum Vitae – CV

14.11.2011 by: lz3ai

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Your CV unlock the closed doors of potential employers.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The first impression of you is created by your CV and one thing is for sure – you do not want to make it only. Good-looking, well performing, yet credible and realistic CV can encourage companies to devote a few minutes to talk with you and exploring your professional experience and potential.

A CV is a delicate task.

Companies arrive daily in hundreds of resumes – either in place or even without a specific reason . On the other hand dealing with recruiters typically have limited time to review the documents and interviewing. Most CVs are pretty standard, containing similar information (especially when describing the same position) and is often entirely a matter of good will on the part of the employer to invite you for a meeting. It is very difficult to be original and at the same time professional, detailed enough performance without being verbose; memorable despite the fact that his employment experience to date is quite conventional. However, it is possible to create the impression that you have taken the time and compiled a resume geared to the specific company from which you are interested.

It is not true that the ideal resume is one page long.

Have you ever enjoyed a movie, just based on what is written on the poster for his advertising? Similarly you can not expect that potential employers will be interested in a glimpse of a short abstract sketch of what we are dealt. A serious professional development path, with a changing educational and training background can be summarized in one page, especially if your goal is to create a detailed idea about your options. The size should be limited in terms of the need to have reasonable when presenting what we ‘ve done so far.

On the other hand, if you are early in your career and I just graduated you should not try to impress potential employers with sizeable CV-like transcript .

It is not true that the shape of the CV is more important than the content of it.

This statement sounds like “Be beautiful and shut up”. The format gives an overall presentation skills of the applicant and of course this is totally unacceptable resume is handwritten. At the same time, however, is no less important content adequately presented facts, dates and accomplishments.

Standard requirements about CV

It is true that the format of your resume is what is remembered and it is highly recommended to show creativity and to avoid traditional forms. However, there are several types of data that should be presented in one way or another.

The CV should include at least four main categories of information :

  1. Professional experience
  2. Educational background
  3. Additional skills
  4. Personal data

Experience:

Category should state clearly what is your experience in terms of full- or part-time professional freelance or apprentice.

This part of your resume can be organized in accordance with one of the following principles:

  • Functional – great for candidates whose careers are characterized by significant changes from one area to another or are changed too often companies in which they worked.
  • The second principle – which is more commonly applied – is the list of posts and employments under their occupation – in chronological or reverse chronological order.

The list of posts and their respective companies, however, is not enough: To be able to give some idea of the type of tasks you have performed should briefly describe the nature of your duties and responsibilities at the time of execution of the job. Ideally you also describe your status in the hierarchy, stating the position which you have reported, and positions you supervised.

When describing your employments is necessary to clearly determine when you began and ended commitment to the company concerned. Of course , no one expects to post the exact dates, but it is necessary to indicate the month and year: makes a difference whether you have worked from December 2001 to January 2002 and from January 2001 to December 2002.

Sometimes, for reasons related to confidentiality, you may be tempted not to mention the name of the companies you worked/still work .

  • It always seems strange to the potential employer that you fear to reveal the name of the company: the first, he would have done is that you are trying to hide something that can put you in an unfavorable light – disgruntled former employer, weak performance etc.
  • Equally bad for the employer to think that you doubt his professionalism and business ethics are concerned about “leakage” of information about your professional interests.
  • If this is your primary concern should solve it before you apply for a job application. Try to gather information and assess the credibility of the company. If you are applying as a result ofblind ad should estimate the risk of being “betrayed” against your desire invited to an interview. It is generally assumed that employers seek to attract the best candidates and therefore should observe confidentiality regarding your professional interest.

Educational Background:

In connection with your education, what is most important is the highest degree you have obtained. It is understandable that it should be the first, which will face the man who reads your resume. Everything else appears to be somewhat filling and more important is the area in question, rather than a degree. If your secondary school specialized (eg language school mathematics, natural sciences, etc.) would be useful to have this stated in your CV.

Should state clearly the university from which you graduated, your degree and obtained degree.

It is important to tell us when you started and finished his education.

If you still should learn the expected date of your graduation, and information about whether you are full or part time student.

Any additional courses, professional seminars, acquired certificates attesting to gained knowledge and skills will be an asset and should be made ​​available to the potential employer.

Additional skills and knowledge:

Due to the demanding and challenging business environment, candidates are expected to speak foreign languages ​​to be able to use computer software to demonstrate good communication skills, possess organizational skills, people management skills, analytical approach to problem solving and decision making.

Experience and knowledge evidencing such skills are highly valued and therefore should be presented in the CV.

Personal data:

There are lots disputes about the extent to which personal data should be subject to the CV.

One thing is certain: in your resume should state at least your name and contact details, otherwise it will be a matter of providence potential employers to contact you due to your interest in a professional capacity.

Very often the contact is limited to email address, which although necessary, is not sufficient. Pressed by time dealing with recruiters prefer to contact you by phone and if for some reason you did not specify such risk not be contacted at all.

When you do not have your own phone, you can specify your phone to a relative, friend, person with whom you can easily contact and whom you trust. In this case also, it is necessary to indicate that the corresponding phone can be a message. Otherwise, a potential employer may refuse to disclose the reason why you seek in relation to confidentiality reasons.

When down telephone choose one of which can be found in time. It is entirely a matter of good will by the person responsible for recruitment to make extra effort to seek your phone outside working hours.

Do not forget also the modern means of communication, especially the Internet. Make your e-mail. This is generally not required to pay anything.

Controversial is the question to describe your marital status and age. Especially given the assumption that various employers react differently to these things. Example, while an employer family with three children talk about the stability and security that would otherwise be associated with frequent hospital making. Unfortunately this is somewhat understood in the lottery process, even a little preliminary research can help.

The traditional American approach, which is gaining ground in Europe, that even in this country suggests that there is discrimination when in selecting staff based on their age and personal engagements.

These characteristics should not affect the way your perfect accordance to the job requirements. Despite this, however, most employers have built a stereotype that certain personal data may influence the effectiveness of the candidate at work.

Sometimes there is a certain logic to such requirements: some professions require intense physical effort, which is not affordable for older applicants , the image of the other jobs that they need to be occupied by young people, certain positions require extensive travel on the order of absence from home four days a week and is therefore unlikely women with young children to accept such work. True, it is largely a matter of self-assessment whether the applicant can meet these requirements, but in the selection process other side claims to make the final selection.

Achievements:

This category is optional. Autobiography of a candidate with over 2 years of experience, however, is expected to present factual evidence to support his allegations of professional competence.

These facts may relate to realized sales, expanded market share, the value of saved financial resources, the number of people successfully employed, types successfully launched projects, new products and services in the practice proposals to streamline workflows realized production and technical methods, etc.

For the fresh graduates achievement can represent successfully passed projects achieved score state exams other prizes.

When referring to a fact as an achievement make sure not only that it is relevant to the position you are applying for, but that will be taken by the employer too. Otherwise, what you have stated could be interpreted as evidence that you set relatively modest goals.

Recommendations

It is considered that the provision of names of referees in your CV is a good sign. No sense, but only to indicate that you can provide references upon request – by default it should be so…

Employers will expect that you will have someone who will “vote” for your application. Ideally, your resume you should be able to identify the names of former employers, colleagues an established reputation in the business community, partners, clients, teachers who are able to give more information about your application. To each name you should be able to identify and contact phone number. Before , however, to quote the details to contact you to make sure that you get the best possible referrals.

Several major CV

Hardly makes sense to describe something that is ideal practiced in each office suite – just open a new file in Word, using the template that you like and best fit and start to fill . Well, the templates are in English , but work fine however….

Not necessarily that much to stick to the pattern or the things that I write here. Is not a problem the new employer to say that he does not like your CV written in this way. No matter what way. Whether you first examine what format to use. The chief is always right. 😉

Put something of yourself with the layout. Something to remember.

Note that some departments, which are very hard getting used to the changes , for example the military… There these formats are described here do not apply.

There are still quoted the old form:

My name is …

I come from…

My mother comes from …

Her parents…

My father comes from …

His parents…

I have two brothers and one sister…

The wife (husband) do? ..

My children …

In this spirit, so to speak, to ninth knee… 😉 as detailed as possible. Handwritten, using specific phrases, other than a hundred years…;-) without worrying especially because hardly anyone reads it 😉 unless you hit someone in the eye expression and leave to make a detailed study…

But these things will be explained in detail where you are applying because there is always some specific requirements as you least expect.

So for this type of CVs will not go .

Continue to others.

That is still several standard forms taken from the same source – Job Tiger – http://www.jobtiger.bg

CV

Name

Трудов стаж:
Month / year – the moments

(Last job)

Company name, Job title

Brief description of duties and responsibilities of the position.

Month / year – by month / year.

(Previus job)

Company name, Job title

Brief description of duties and responsibilities of the position.

Month / year – by month / year.

(Previus job)

Company name, Job title

Brief description of duties and responsibilities of the position.

Month / year – by month / year.

(Previus job)

Company name, Job title

Brief description of duties and responsibilities of the position.

Education:
From year – to year Name of university

Specialty Degree

Expected date of graduation (for students)

Main courses (for students with little/no experience)

From year – to year Name of school – secondary education

Specialty (state if the school offers specific specialization)

Additional qualifications: Course Type Training Institution / Organisation offering training duration (duration of training) received diplomas / certificates

Seminars, Institution / Organization which organized the event duration (duration of the seminar)

Additional skills:

Knowledge of foreign languages: – Level of spoken and written language

Computer skills: list of used / known products

Driving license: yes / no

Other typing, web design, creative advertising, specific financial skills, management skills, etc..

Personal data:

Age

Address / phone / e-mail contact


CV

Name

Works experience:
Business district, Function (the highest one), number of years of holding similar positions
Which companies

Acquired professional skills related to this position

Subordinate positions (if any)

Significant achievements in office

Business district, Function (a lower one), number of years of holding similar positions
Which companies

Acquired professional skills related to this position

Subordinate positions (if any)

Significant achievements in office

Business district, Position (starting one), number of years of holding similar positions
Which companies

Acquired professional skills related to this position

Significant achievements in office

Additional skills:

Knowledge of foreign languages: – Level of spoken and written language

Computer skills: list of used / known products

Driving license: yes / no

Other typing, web design, creative advertising, specific financial skills, management skills, etc..

Personal data:

Age

Address / phone / e-mail contact


CV Examples


CV

Victor Nikolov

Works experience:
From Sept. 1996 to present Real&Real, National Sales Manager

Responsible for sales of five food and drinks five marks nationally. Supports distribution network and managed a team of twenty sales representatives. Prepares and implements sales strategies.

From March 1993 to Sept. 1996 ABC Trading, Regional Manager Prodazhbir

Manages sales of chewing gum for the region of Western Bulgaria. Developed distribution network in the region. Introduces two new brands of chewing gum.

From November 1991 to March 1993 ABC Trading, Sales Representative

Responsible for sales of chewing gum in Sofia. Establish contacts with clients, negotiate terms and conclude deals.

Education:
From 1986 to 1990 University of National and World Economy

Specialty Marketing, MA

From 1981 to 1986 English Language High School in Sofia
Additional qualifications: Sales Training, ABC Trading, Vienna, September 1992

Advanced Sales, ABC Trading, Vienna, March 1993

Management of the territory, ABC Trading, Vienna, June 1995

Sales Management & Real Madrid, London, February 1997

Personnel management, IAP, London, June 1998

Additional skills:

Language skills: fluent English, very good French

Computer skills: MS Office, VBA, Internet

Driving license: Yes

Other management skills of staff: Military Service

Personal data:

Age: 33 years

Telephone: (+359 2) 458569 (home); 088 343434


CV

Miroslav Petrov

Work Experience:
Director of “Human Resources” – 5 years; Manager “Training” – 2 years Assistant “Human Resources” – 3 years
“Gemini trans”, “Real Real Andrey”, “Sanders”

Professional competence:

– Human resources planning

– Recruitment and selection

– Attestations

– Training of staff

– A policy of rewarding and motivating staff

– Trade Union relations

Subordinate positions :

– Manager “Training”

– Manager “Recruitment ”

– Manager “Policy on remuneration and incentive”

Main achievements of these positions:

– Develops and implements policies on personnel management

– Designed and organized assessment center

– Develop a system for appraisal of staff

Accounting, Accountant “Payroll”, 1 year and 6 months
“Accounting Consult”

Job description: Prepare monthly payroll for several major clients, including processing business trips, reports otpuki and paid maternity

Education:
From 1982 – to 1987 University of National and World Economy

Major: Marketing, Master

From 1978 – to 1982 English Language High School in Sofia
Additional qualifications: Human Resource Management, “Gemini trans”, Vienna, September 1999

People Management, Institute of Personnel Management, London, June 1998

Additional skills:

Language skills: fluent English, very good French

Computer skills: MS Office, VBA, Internet

Driving license: Yes

Other management skills of staff: Military Service

Personal data:

Age: 33 years

Telephone: (+359 2) 458569 (home); 088 343434


Put a little extra care was taken in the layout of your resume, the requirements for this is beautiful and simple, no other colors and many different fonts. Emphasis on uniformity and ease of perception. Disregard the exact repetition of style from the above examples, as it depends on your monitor resolution, etc.

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