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.