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CV Guidelines

Difference between resume, curriculum vitae(CV) and a biodata?

All are meant to show case your abilities and qualifications, but these are not the same. Many people use the two terms interchangeably, but there are some important differences you should be aware of:

A resume is a one or two page “summary” of your skills, experience and education. Generally no more longer than a page or two.

A Curriculum Vitae is a longer and more detailed synopsis. Generally over a couple of pages long.

Bio-Data files concentrate more on the individual and his attributes like height, weight, color, skin complexion,…and more that describes the person the best.
CV Tips and some Important Website where you can make your C.V more attractive:

Two pages are usually long enough for a CV. Reverse chronological order is best.
It should be aimed at selling yourself to the recruiter in less than 30 seconds. It pays to have a clear idea of what you are aiming for. Make notes about your strengths and weaknesses, areas you have excelled in, your ideal work environment and your mid to long term professional goals.

The summary page should make an immediate impact on the recruiter, it comprises of the following:

Descriptive profile:
A descriptive profile of your professional status (e.g. Credit Manager, backed up by key features of your professional career and also including your immediate ambitions.)
This is punchy, precise and no longer than a few sentences.

Key skills:
Listed as bullet points. Eight points is usually enough and they are relevant to the particular position and concisely written. This includes your formal training (e.g. MICM membership) and also workplace acumen such as proven skilful negotiator. Do quantify your results (e.g. "reduced 'debtor days' from 65 to 39)".

Again, three bullet points of your significant achievements are fine.
Recent job experience:
with job title, Company name and the date you started. This is followed by a two-sentence description of the role and about six bullet points of your key responsibilities, tasks and achievements in the role.

Secondary work experience and qualifications can appear on the second page. If you have a long, important, career history then you can indulge yourself onto a third page. Details of jobs held more than 10 years ago, minute details of your present job, reasons for leaving a previous job, current and past salaries and details of referees can all be left out.
Don't forget, less is more! Avoid squeezing too much onto one page. Use white space to effect and choose a font that is pleasing on the eye.
If you are happy with your CV, remember:
  • It is a script for talking about yourself.
  • It must highlight your achievements and how they relate to the job you are applying for.
It is a good idea to be able to talk about the items in your CV because naturally you will be asked about them. The purpose of the CV is to get an interview.

Other tips:
Personal Details
Name, address, contact telephone numbers day, evening and mobile, e-mail address, date of birth, nationality, gender, driving license, vehicle owner, willingness to relocate...
Put Educational details in Reverse Chronological order
Detailed information on grades for O-Level or GCSE is not required. Just state the number of exams passed, grades A - C, including Maths or English.
Interests and Achievements
This gives you an opportunity to portray something about your personality and what you do in your free time. Only mention achievements that are recent.
There is no need to write the details of your referees on the CV, simply state that references are available on request.

CV Dos & Don'ts:

  • Do put on your CV your employment and education in reverse chronological order. 
  • Create your CV on a Word Document for emailing. Use clear crisp font, and avoid unnecessary graphics, colour or special effects.
  • Do provide a covering letter stating why you would be applicable for the position.
  • Do tailor your CV for the position you are applying to. e.g. for a credit controller role, explain
  • Why previous customer base and market place experience is relevant to the role for which you are applying.
  • Do always quantify your success where possible e.g. (Saved the company 50,000 in interest payments through improvements to cash flow).
  • Make your CV easy on the eye, with lots of white space.
  • Do use bullet points when providing a description. Restrict yourself to five or six points.
  • Do highlight headings such as personal details, etc.
  • Don't waffle or use long words for the sake of it .
  • Don't write in conversational tone - use third person.
  • Don't list your school qualifications in too much detail, unless you are a fresh graduate.
  • Don't leave career gaps - if you have spent time traveling, say so.
  • Don't lie!
ये हैं वे बेहतरीन वेबसाइट्स जो बनाते हैं आकर्षक बायोडाटा

सीवी डॉट कॉम का इस्तेमाल करने के लिए आप चाहें तो नया अकाउंट बना सकते हैं या फिर अपने फेसबुक अकाउंट से लॉग-इन कर सकते हैं। इसमें दिए गए my ceevee सेक्शन में जाकर रेज्युमे बनाना आसान है। बस ऑनलाइन फॉर्म में शिक्षा, रोजगार, अनुभव, हॉबी वगैरह के बारे में जरूरी सूचनाएं डालते जाइए और अपना ताजातरीन फोटो अपलोड कर दीजिए। देखते ही देखते एक आकर्षक बायोडाटा तैयार हो जाएगा। आप इसे पीडीएफ फॉर्मेट में भी डाउनलोड कर सकते हैं।

बहुत सी कंपनियां विजुअल सीवी डॉट कॉम पर अच्छे संभावित कर्मचारियों की तलाश करती हैं। अगर आप लिंक्ड-इन सोशल नेटवर्किग साइट के सदस्य हैं, तो उसकी सारी जानकारी को यहां अपने बायोडाटा में इंपोर्ट कर सकते हैं। तैयार सीवी को पीडीएफ के रूप में डाउनलोड कर सकते हैं। हालांकि रेज्युमे पर विजुअल सीवी का बैज लगा दिखाई देगा।
कई आकर्षक कलर टेंप्लेट्स में से अपने पसंदीदा टेंप्लेट का चुनाव कर आप यहां अपना बायोडाटा बनाने की प्रक्रिया शुरू कर सकते हैं, जिसमें ज्यादा से ज्यादा 15-20 मिनट लगेंगे। लेकिन यहां सेक्शंस को मैनुअली जोड़ना पड़ता है। तैयार रेज्युमे को डाउनलोड करने की सुविधा भी नहीं है। हां, आप उसका प्रिंटआउट ले सकते हैं या फिर ऑनलाइन ही किसी को भेज सकते हैं।
जॉब स्पाइस डॉट कॉम पर बिना रजिस्ट्रेशन बायोडाटा तैयार किया जा सकता है। दस अलग-अलग स्टाइल और डिजाइन के बायोडाटा टेंप्लेट में से अपनी पसंद का चुनने के बाद आसान चरणों में आप अपना रेज्युमे तैयार कर सकेंगे।
हर रेज्युमे में कुछ सेक्शन होते हैं, जैसे शिक्षा, अनुभव वगैरह। बायोडाटा तैयार होने के बाद चाहें तो इसे कॉपी करके किसी वर्ड प्रोसेसर में पेस्ट कर फाइल बना लें, या फिर पीडीएफ की शक्ल में डाउनलोड कर लें। इसे कस्टमाइज्ड यूआरएल के जरिए इंटरनेट पर भी दूसरों के साथ शेयर किया जा सकता है।
Source: internet


  1. thanks for sharing this useful knowledge Mr.Pravin

  2. hi sir i am sunny ur junior..
    Sir agr ek CV bhi attach kr de to jyada behtar hoga.

    1. C.V ka Formate hmesha ek sa nahi hota wo market ke hisab se change hota rhta hai isliye humne yha sirf steps ki baat ki hai.

  3. AnonymousJune 22, 2012

    Thanks for so useful Information.


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