How to make your resumé easy to read

The recruiter’s first impression will be based on the appearance of your resumé. A good CV is easy to read and highlights the important points.

PRESENTATION: AN ASPECT THAT SHOULD NOT BE NEGLECTED:

The recruiter’s first impression will be based on the appearance of your CV. A good CV is easy to read and highlights the important points.

Here are a few easy rules:

  • Make sure your text is well spaced and coherent
  • Avoid unnecessary details: experiences unrelated to the job, languages or softwares that you are not too familiar with, irrelevant training, etc.
  • Headings should be clearly identified with titles and subtitles graphically ordered using, for instance, underline, text boxes, capital letters, and so on
  • Never exceed 3 pages, using a minimum margin size of 2 centimetres and a minimum font size of 10
  • Arial and Tahoma are the most commonly used fonts

FORMULATE YOUR TEXT WELL:

  • Choose your words carefully, you must be clear and precise
  • Use short sentences where you can
  • Use bullet points rather than whole sentences: “Creation and management of project teams” instead of “I created and managed project teams”
  • Clearly indicate work periods in precise years and, in the case of short-term work, months
  • Use one phrase for each point you want to convey:Distribution of projects
  • Creation of teams
  • Establishment of lines of communication
  • Budget management
  • Financial follow-up
  • Use various action nouns and verbs:Distribute, structure, participate, mediate, act…
  • Preparation, evaluation, management, coordination, prevention, production…
  • Use specific terms related to your field: “production requests,” “specifications,” “progress report,” “budget gaps,” “profitability analysis,” “project scope,” “operational objectives,” and so on
  • Give a title to your CV, as it will help recruiters quickly identify the position you are looking for: “Director of project construction,” “Computer security project director,” etc.

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