Communication to employer
A summary of academic and professional
history and achievements. It is typically the first communication that a potential
employer encounters regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants,
often followed by an interview.
of CV to employer
- Important tool for employer
to evaluate you.
- Screen suitable candidates
CVs are the first introduction
to the prospective employer helping employer to create a good perception about candidate
- Chronological CV
– Education and Training is given importance. The latest qualification comes
first – reverse order
- Functional / Skill
based CV- CVs are created with concentrate on skills and responsibilities
or experiences. Usually meant for experienced persons
- Speculative CV-
sent not based on any advertisement
- Match your skills, experiences,
education with the skills of the job requires
- Sent to right person if possible
- Emphasis on achievements and
results. It should be given in quantifiable terms
Content in CV
- Name and address
- Contact Details
- Career Objectives
- Educational Qualification
- Skill set and personal attributes
- Experiences / employment history
- Voluntary work (if you have
- Extracurricular activities,
interests and hobbies
A Career Objective of an individual
defines his/her focus and profession interested in. The rest of the resume focuses
on supporting this objective and convincing the employer of your ability achieve
Keep your objective focused and
precise. As a guide, make it 12 words or less; don't go over this limit unless you
feel it will really help you land your job.
Educational information also has its own section in your CV. This information includes
your schools and colleges, their locations (cities and states), dates of graduation,
majors and minors, and grade-point-averages.
- It should be written in a reverse
chronological order (latest first)
- With percentage of marks and
name of the Institution
- Year of passing
& Personal attributes
Knowledge of a variety of skills
can often make the difference in getting a job. Include a list of skills relevant
to the position you seek in your CV, also this section tells the employer what skills
you have that fit the position they are looking for. This section also defines your
personality which may turn out to be a winning edge in your favor.
Your CV should also include a section
describing your past employment RELEVANT to the position you seek.
- Part time jobs
- You may have taken a position
during your holidays
- State your employer, position
held, responsibilities, Duration and Key achievements
Informationshould not be furnished which would create confusion and your
challenge for clarifications.
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.
- Volunteered library work
- Organizing educational tours
- Mobilizing fund for some disaster
- Community based activities
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.
- Puzzle solving
- Playing Football / any team games
- Please avoid jokes and irrelevant hobbies such as and just reading, and sleeping
- This is the final part of the
- Include the names, organizations
and contact numbers of people who can act as reference for you.
- Give them a call and ask their
willingness of being your reference.
Please note that the references
should be of professional in nature (no relatives and friends)
Reference reveals a very important
aspect of your personal networking and respect you earn among the peers while working
must be …
- In brief - a two page resume
- With measured language
- With relevant information
- Industry jargons (which you
understand, or understand before you include in CV.)
- Avoid folding your CV
- Don’t include irrelevant information
– previous Salary, un proofed awards, prizes and publications etc.
- Say what you did, not what
- 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,
- Don’t outsource, do it yourself.
- Focus on the job you want
- Emphasis on achievement and
- Easy to read design and language
- Spelling mistakes are unforgivable
- Education or employment first
- Quantify every statement
- Ask someone to review your
A brief covering letter introduces
your resume to the company or organization. Covering letter should be prepared after
going thru company site and other available information. Covering letter communicates
your point of view which you cannot include in the CV. Your covering letter should
emphasize why you want to work for that particular organization and why you would
be a good fit. Also it displays your communication and writing ability.
follow - Cover Letter
Header - Cover
letters use standard business letter style, with the sender's address and other
information, the recipient's contact information, and the date sent after either
the sender's or the recipient's address.
The introduction briefly states the specific position desired, and should be designed
to catch the employer's immediate interest.
Body - The body
highlights or amplifies on material in the resume or job application, and explains
why the job seeker is interested in the job and would be of value to the employer.
Closing - Close
by stating your desire for an interview. You may state that you will phone or email
in a week or so. If you say that, make sure that you follow through. You may want
to include your contact information (phone and email) so the reader knows how you
can be reached.