If you are a fresh graduate, you have never been to work, starting with writing a CV will be a bit difficult. For example, if you have no experience, what should you write in your CV?
This article will guide fresh graduates to prepare your CV:
Many of you have a mistake that is listing too much excess information into personal information. You just need to put your names, emails, phone numbers and LinkedIn into your CV. And that is enough for a fresh graduate. A tip is that LinkedIn is a very good point that makes your profile more professional than Facebook.
If your studies are closely related to your job, or you have a good track record during your studies, you can leave the Education section at the top of the CV. For those who have just graduated but don’t have much work experience, you need to spend more text words on Education in your CV. In Education, you must first have information about your school, school and study time. If you study subjects related to the job you are applying for, you can list some of them. Besides, if you take part in training or short-course sessions on any skill such as presentation skills, Photoshop skills, then please also put it into this Education section.
The problem with this part is that most of the fresh graduate have no practical work experience, or if they do, all the experiences are not very relevant, such as tutoring, volunteering, and so on. So how to highlight this section in the CV here?
The answer is to divide the Experience session into two parts. The first part is the Relevant Experience, which is work experience related to the job you are applying for. In the second part, leave it as Additional Experience, here are other experiences that are not very relevant but you still want to write in your CV. Writing this way will help your CV look more logical, and also help employers reduce the time to scan and skim your CV.
This extracurricular activity is the part that students can write the most in the CV. And if employers are looking for new graduates, they will also spend more time looking at this part. One tip for you to write this section is to set different titles for the Extracurricular Activites section, depending on the nature of the work. For example, if a job requires a lot of leadership skills, then you change the title to ‘Leadership activities’.
This section, if you do not have much work experience, you should write it on the top of the CV. Trying to incorporate clear, relevant skills into work, having a decent name such as Photoshop, SEO, it is better than skills that anyone can write such as communication or leadership skills. If you like to add the Interests session to your CV, then choose real interests that relate to work, not just list and write for fun. For example, if you apply for marketing, your interests may be surfing social networks or taking pictures.
In general, when writing a CV as well as Cover Letter, you should invest time to make it most relevant to the job you are applying for. Wish every fresh graduate will find a job successfully.