Reviewing Your CV before Applying for a Job
Tell the truth. After a fair evaluation, decide whether you have a standout Curriculum Vitae (CV). Maybe you need to call in the experts for a makeover on a sorry looking eyesore? As a quick review, ask yourself these questions.
Have I selected the best format for my background and goals?
Does my CV illustrate to an employer the benefits of interviewing me – how I can handle the job, have positive work attitudes, get along well with others?
Does my CV stress my accomplishments and skills?
Does my CV contain negative information?
Are all my claims believable, backed up by measurable results, and true examples?
Does my CV have adequate keywords to allow automated searches to retrieve my CV and bring me to a searcher’s attention?
Is my CV inviting to read with good, clean layout and adequate white space?