Animals – Career Hunts Blog https://www.careerhunts.com/blog Career Hunts blog | Job Recruitment Advice | Career Guide Mon, 19 Dec 2022 09:08:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 Seeking employment? Here is an extensive manual for finding employment https://www.careerhunts.com/blog/seeking-employment-here-is-an-extensive-manual-for-finding-employment/ https://www.careerhunts.com/blog/seeking-employment-here-is-an-extensive-manual-for-finding-employment/#respond Mon, 19 Dec 2022 09:08:59 +0000 https://www.careerhunts.com/blog/?p=826 Seeking employment? Here is an extensive manual for finding employment

Need a job?

Searching for a job can be a drag, but it’s vital.

You and I are both seasoned professionals who have been through this process numerous times. As a result of its monotony, we often fail to notice details that could speed up the hiring process and increase our chances of success.

In that case, what are they?

I have compiled information on every facet and procedure related to looking for a job. If you find yourself between jobs, bookmark this page so that you can refer back to it whenever you need a reminder about an important step in your job search.

Let’s get cracking!

1.  Documentation

Before applying to jobs, you should begin by making sure all of your documentation is up to date. Include your prior work experience and any relevant skills you gained while working there.

That’s a simple yes or no question! When looking for work, the first thing you should do is revise your resume. When preparing your most recent resume, it’s important to remember a few key points. For a complete rundown, see below:

  • Write a clear objective:Employers are most impressed by resumes that begin with a concise and clear objective statement. Everyone has a clear idea of where they want to go professionally these days, so there’s no need to elaborate.
  • Profile summary:Start your resume with an overview of your accomplishments to date and highlight your objective. Highlight the most relevant aspects of your professional history in a profile that will help you get an interview.
  • Add your recent experience:Put in your most recent position and responsibilities there on your resume. For each of your previous employers, it’s vital that you detail the tasks you were responsible for. That’s something you need to do if you haven’t already. If you’ve been in the workforce for a while, it’s best to highlight your most recent and relevant positions rather than listing every job you’ve ever had.
  • Keep your resume error free: Avoid sending out a resume with grammatical errors by proofreading it several times. A resume with spelling or grammar errors can be disastrous.

·        Portfolio of work

Making a separate portfolio is essential if you’re applying for jobs in fields like writing and design. Doing so will help you compile a portfolio of your finest work and demonstrate to prospective employers that you take your work seriously.

  • Create your online portfolio:Put together a digital portfolio of your work to show potential employers. If you work in the creative field but aren’t sure how to get started, check out these resources.
  • Add links of your portfolio in the resume:Your online portfolio will demonstrate your skills even if your resume is being reviewed on paper. In this way, you can demonstrate that you are a dedicated professional who cares about your work.
  • Provide contact details on your portfolio:Businesses on the lookout for new employees often peruse online portfolio platforms. If a prospective employer happens upon your portfolio, it can provide you with a great deal of leverage in your job search.

·        Cover letter

While cover letters are standard practise in the Western world, they are still in their infancy in the Indian job market. In the West, most companies won’t even look at a resume without a cover letter attached. A cover letter is a private communication between you and a potential employer in which you highlight your qualifications for the open position.

We have provided some information on cover letter writing that you may find useful.

You can learn from other people’s mistakes by reading cover letter samples. Briefly, a cover letter needs to include:

  • Introduction and purpose
  • Skills
  • Achievements
  • Contact information

2.  Submitting resumes and managing identities online

Once you have sorted out your documentation, the next step is to find a job. And in today’s world, the fastest way to connect with potential employers is via the internet. Now, there are more than a few ways to find a job online. Let’s discuss each of them and what to do land a job quicker than usual.

·        It’s time to revise your online resume

First and foremost, make sure your information is up-to-date on popular job boards like Naukri. Update your headline with something catchy and add your most recent work experience. Here are some suggestions for improving your visibility on online job boards.

  • Use the right keywords:On job sites like Career hunts, recruiters look for candidates using keywords and job titles. Be sure to include all relevant job-related terms in your profile.
  • Showcase your calibre:Instead of saying you’re “looking for a job in sales,” highlight your relevant experience instead. Use language like, “Sales executive with four years of experience in business-to-business and consumer sales.” A cover letter that reads “I exceed revenue benchmarks and improve profits.” rather than “looking for a job in sales” is likely to result in more calls being returned.
  • Go the extra mile:People typically apply to one position and then move on to another. Do the extra work if you want the job badly enough. Track down the contact information for the recruiter. Send them a note explaining why you’d be a good fit for the job. Try calling them if you can, or at least get their number.

·         Use Career Hunts portal the right way

Career Hunts is the most popular website in India for finding a job, and it is frequented by many companies actively hiring.

Make sure your Career Hunts profile is up to date with a catchy headline, a detailed summary, and relevant descriptions that include relevant keywords. Your visibility in search engines will improve as a result of this.

  • Searching for jobs on Career Hunts: Put your occupation name into the home screen’s search bar. You can get some help from the filters if you fill them out with your relevant experience, salary, and so on. To learn more, check out how Career Hunts is used.
  • Using filters: Don’t waste time applying to jobs that don’t interest you by using the filters.
  • Applying for jobs: Get in touch with employers who are hiring in your field of expertise.
  • Networking: Career Hunts facilitates connections with hiring managers. It can aid in recognising and seizing promising opportunities at the right times.

3. Modify your LinkedIn page.

There are many people looking for work who don’t bother with LinkedIn. However, many employers now check candidates’ LinkedIn profiles before hiring them. More information is available on your LinkedIn profile to a potential employer than you might think.

The information you include in your LinkedIn profile is likely to be more influential than the resume you submit. Employers are aware that your resume is stuffed with information they need to hear, so they look at your LinkedIn profile to get a sense of who you really are as a professional. You should use the same language and format throughout your resume and LinkedIn profile.

4. Profiles on social media

Your social media profiles, including Twitter, Facebook, and so on, have a significant impact on your overall profile, just as they do on LinkedIn. Companies today typically check out your online profiles to verify the information on your resume.

So, if you have an inflated sense of self-importance on your resume but present a very different persona on social media, that could be one of the reasons you aren’t hearing back from potential employers.

There may be content on your public social media profiles that you do not want to be seen by potential employers. So, the main points are as follows:

  • Treat all of your social media profiles like you would your LinkedIn profile.
  • Participate in circles of talk that pertain to your profession and profile.
  • The key is to keep up with relevant businesses.

5.  Emailing potential employers

Emailing potential employers is a great way to shorten the job-search process. To advertise open positions takes effort and time for any company. Your message may arrive at the perfect time in their inbox.

However, the company email addresses listed on websites get a lot of spam. So, make sure your email is completely unique from the rest. The steps to take are listed below.

·         Subject lines

When sending an email, the subject line is the most crucial part. The only thing that will make your job application stand out in the sea of emails that companies receive every day is a catchy subject line.

Here are 3 considerations to make when crafting a subject line:

  • Maintain a serious tone.:Always use a formal tone, even if the topic is talking about something personal. You should also avoid using your personal email unless it’s extremely informal. No hiring manager would ever consider hiring “coolguy123@email.com.”
  • Remember the purpose of your writing.:With limited space, subject lines must convey all the necessary information.
  • Identify yourself by title:Include the job title you’re applying for and your related experience in your cover letter. 

·         Email content

In terms of the email’s content, briefness, clarity, and focus are paramount. It’s crucial that your email gets right to the point in the first sentence and that all relevant details are included. You can get ideas for what to write in your email from this list.

  • Introduction:Introduce yourself and give a brief summary of your current position and collective experience.
  • Acknowledge the company:After introducing yourself, elaborate on why you’re interested in working for the organisation. Anything from the company’s ethos to its public image to its name is fair game. Engage with the reader by demonstrating your enthusiasm for the company.
  • Closing:Be sure to end your email by saying that you’re eager to hear back from them for an interview.
  • Contact details:Don’t forget to include your contact information and a copy of your resume and cover letter at the end of your message.

·         Relevant resources to reference

Once you’ve perfected your email’s subject line, body, and any relevant attachments, it’s time to include a callout to your portfolio or other relevant samples of your work. Make sure the reader has all the information they need to make an immediate judgement about your profile. The less time they have to spend on you, the better your chances of getting an interview call.

6.  Referrals & recommendations

If someone you know works there or knows someone who does, finding a job becomes much simpler. A job referral or letter of recommendation can accomplish this. What you need to know is as follows.

·         Referrals for employment

Experts like yourself would already be aware of this. However, in the midst of the job search, even the most seasoned professionals are apt to overlook the importance of networking and personal introductions. See if any of your former coworkers have moved on to a new company and could recommend you for a position there. Referral sources can be found quickly and easily through:

  • Compile a list of previous employers, coworkers, etc.
  • Send an email with your current resume and cover letter attached.
  • Send them a text message informing them of the email and outlining your current job requirements.

Sometimes when we leave a company, we don’t remember our former coworkers or where they’ve gone. Consequently, there is a possibility that they will provide a reference to the company that is your ideal workplace. 

·         Letter of Recommendation

If you need a recommendation letter but don’t have any on hand, it’s a good idea to get in touch with a former employer. While this may not specifically address your skill set, it does address your professional demeanour as an employee of their company.

You can put an end to your job search and increase your chances of getting hired with a strong recommendation letter. After obtaining a letter of recommendation, it should be included in your application materials alongside your resume, cover letter, and portfolio. 

7.  Interviews

Job interviews are an essential part of finding work. The following are several varieties of interviews and suggestions for how to conduct yourself in each.

·         Discussions via telephone

A telephone interview is a common result of a job application. Although it may not have the same weight as a real interview, many qualified applicants are still turned down.

While a phone interview won’t help you learn someone’s specific expertise, it can give you insight into how they communicate and whether they exude confidence. The calls must be taken seriously.

You can wrap up your job search much sooner than you think if you’re ready for these kinds of phone conversations.

·         Introducing yourself

The most common blunder in televised interviews is to start with a request for an introduction. Even if you have a stellar profile on paper, you won’t move on to the next round if you always refer back to the same introduction template.

A stiff and scripted delivery will be immediately noticeable to any potential employer. Therefore, it is essential that you make an impromptu introduction.

Yes, I know I just told you to practise introducing yourself over the phone, but that does not count as preparation for a phone interview. This is not an exam or a ruse. Put your guard down for a minute and tell them about yourself—what you did, where you went to school, and where you came from.

·         You must listen to comprehend, not to respond

Pay close attention to understand and not to respond when the interviewer is speaking or addressing something. Most of us get this fundamental aspect of communication wrong.

Commonly, during such a call, we begin planning our next words in an effort to impress the other person. We pay no attention to what the other person is saying while doing this.

Put simply, don’t do it.

To show that you are engaged in the conversation and paying attention, it is important to ask questions and think about their answers.

·         Maintain brevity and clarity.

Try to keep your responses short, to the point and simple. I’ve made the mistake of stretching some of my telephonic interviews and could hear the impatience in the interviewer’s voice. But by the time I realized that it was too late for me. I knew I am not getting a callback.

Interviewers are calling a lot of people in a day and may not have the time to hear it all. So, it’s important to keep your answers right to the point.

Cut out the fluff and get to the point.

Believe me. It serves its purpose.

8.  Video Interviews

Video interviews, like telephone ones, can be decisive in landing a dream job. If the company is located outside of your area, you are more likely to agree to a video interview than if they were nearby.

Giving a video interview for a job means that you care enough about the company to potentially relocate across the country. This is too important to botch.

Several things should be kept in mind before participating in video interviews:

·         Webcam & audio

If you’re going to be giving a video interview, make sure everything is in top shape before you start. Verify that your webcam is active and producing a video of sufficient quality.

In order to ensure that your audio and video are working properly before your interview, try it out on Skype. Nothing could be worse than having an issue on your end during the interview with the candidate.

Maintain a quick connection to the web. If your internet isn’t fast enough, the interviewer might have trouble seeing and hearing you clearly during video calls.

·         Background and lighting

Anything in the background can be seen clearly thanks to your webcam. That’s why it’s important to keep the scenery neat and orderly.

You should also check to see that there are no distracting or embarrassing objects in the background.

The interviewer won’t be able to make out your features in dim lighting, so make sure to bring some with you. It’s recommended that you install a light source behind your seating area. You’ll have nice face lighting now.

·         Dress code

You can avoid the commute and sit in the comfort of your own home for the interview, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look your best. Ask the interviewer what is expected of you in terms of attire if you are unsure.

If you are unsure of the dress code, however, it is best to err on the side of formality. Keep in mind that you still need to dress appropriately because you will be sitting in front of a camera.

·         Body language & behaviour

Maintain the same level of professionalism you would in a face-to-face interview while participating in a video interview. Make sure there are no distractions, such as a dog barking or children shouting, in the area where the interview will take place.

Stay alert and alert, and don’t slouch or relax too much in front of the interviewer. Maintain a posture that is alert without being tense.

Make sure you’re in an atmosphere that encourages open communication. A busy cafe or your old workplace may be too distracting for you to be genuine.

9. Walk-in interviews

The first impression is especially important in walk-in interviews because the interviewer doesn’t know anything about you beforehand.

There are a few things that can help you out, such as dressing well, being on time, and being confident in yourself. Make sure you have all of your paperwork on hand. 

Worst blunders to avoid in a job search

Here are some common blunders to avoid during your job search.

  • Resume: Avoiding resume updates and corrections.
  • Cover letter: The failure to submit a good cover letter.
  • No online presence: There is no online portfolio to display your work.
  • Job portals: Not keeping up with employment search websites and keywords.
  • Social media: Neglecting to keep up with my social media accounts.
  • Outreaching: Avoid making any contact with potential employers, including via email and word-of-mouth.
  • Behavior and body language: Inappropriate behavior and a lack of composure during phone, video, or in-person interviews.

Concluding, The process of looking for a new job is one that most of us will go through multiple times in our working lives. However, because it is so common, we often overlook or forget many of the strategies and techniques that could help us find a job much more quickly.

This manual is a concise synopsis of the many factors, procedures, and processes involved in looking for a job. If you find yourself between gigs, bookmark this and return to it to jog your memory.

Happy job hunting!

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12 Tips for Responding to the -Describe Who You Are Question https://www.careerhunts.com/blog/12-tips-for-responding-to-the-describe-who-you-are-question/ https://www.careerhunts.com/blog/12-tips-for-responding-to-the-describe-who-you-are-question/#comments Wed, 14 Dec 2022 05:44:36 +0000 https://www.careerhunts.com/blog/?p=815 12 Tips for Responding to the -Describe Who You Are Question

‘Describe who you are’ is one of the most regularly requested HR interview questions. We have jotted down some best feasible responses to this query in this blog.

You may think, ‘Oh I can talk about myself easily!’ The goal is not to only communicate, but also convince the hiring manager. Scroll down to view concise sample answers to this open-ended question ‘describe who you are’.

Possible Answer #1

I like to think of myself as an upbeat, practical person. Unquestionably the person to put water in the glass when a debate arises over whether it is half empty or half full. Basically, I don’t dwell on problems but rather actively seek out ways to fix them. There was a lot of back and forth about whose idea it was, and whether or not they had considered this repercussion, when the startup I was working for began losing a lot of money due to a bad collaboration. I isolated myself for 20 minutes, thought things over, and then called a brief meeting. To what extent were my suggestions taken into account? No. The collective shock was alleviated, and we were all able to begin planning for the future. All I did was prod people in the direction of good inquiry. Having this trait distinguishes me from the rest.

Possible Answer #2

The firms I’ve worked for in the past have given me great opportunities, and I’ve had a superb academic background. To put it simply, I am extremely task oriented and can work equally as well on my own as I can in a team. I have never missed a deadline in my whole career, and my current management can attest to that fact. I always turn in work early so there is time for comments and edits.

Possible Answer #3

To put it simply, I am a craft nut and a travel addict. With the help of these two interests, I’ve learned to stretch a limited budget to its full potential and produce outstanding outcomes. My new table lamp cost all of 75 rupees, which I bought the other day. Instead of buying a new lampshade, I just went to the store and bought some wool. That was a fantastic experience! My passions have helped me mature into a resourceful problem-solver who is always looking for ways to save money. Thanks to this, I am among the most qualified applicants for this job.

Possible Answer #4

If given the opportunity, I can prove to be a highly driven worker. For this reason, I have earned credentials and a diploma through online learning while still completing a full-time Master’s programme that took two years. Having so many things on my plate at once was a strain on my time and energy. In spite of this, I was able to keep my spirits up and approach things with optimism. Over time, I was able to fulfil all of my obligations because I made it a habit to put in extra effort.

Possible Answer #5

I pride myself on being an excellent listener. Since I’m not a very talkative person, people often assume that I won’t have as much to contribute, but this actually frees me up to do more! Listening to your clients is essential to success in this field. I like to think of myself as someone who pays close attention. I focus on meeting the requirements of my customers, taking into account the feedback of my coworkers and supervisor, and paying attention to the particulars that add up to a unified whole. Because of this, my relationships with clients and coworkers have flourished.

Possible Answer #6

A Fresher’s take on this question

Rachana Sansad in Mumbai is where I earned my bachelor’s degree in fine art. I put in a lot of effort and pay close attention to every aspect. Even if it meant staying up for months straight, I always took on the most difficult tasks I could find in college. The degree project I worked on for four months was a huge success. The same thing happened to me, and I ended up becoming recognised for it, with my work being included in the local newspaper’s “up-and-coming artists” section.

Possible Answer #7

Sample answer for a software tester

If you want to get your point across, I’m your guy. I enjoy getting to know new people, learning from their insights, and answering their questions. I also take great pleasure in enlightening others with my own insights and knowledge. For rapid problem identification and resolution, it is crucial to have open lines of communication in this field. Since I am a good communicator, I am frequently given the role of Project Lead, and I take great pride in being in a position of leadership because it allows me to make a greater difference.

Possible Answer #8

Academician cum trainer can take this approach to answer the question ‘describe who you are’

The cat said, “I am an inquisitive cat. When I have a question that has no clear answer, I actively seek for information to help me figure it out. As a result, I now ask thoughtful questions and better grasp the training requirements of the people with whom I deal. I have 2 years of training experience and 5 years of teaching experience in the field of management, making me an ideal candidate for your team. Caring and dedication to excellence are core principles for both this company and me.

Possible Answer #9

Best answer for any professional with 5 years of experience

The working world has made a worker bee out of me. Like bees, I have had to change with the times in the workplace. I bounce back quickly from setbacks and never let adversity get the best of me. Over the past five years, I’ve held top positions at three different prestigious companies.

Possible Answer #10

This is how an academic counselor could answer the question

I pride myself on being an original thinker. Given my line of work, I frequently interact with people who are seeking sound advice. I am able to read their minds and present them with opportunities they were previously unaware of. For them, the world is a whole new place. At work, I strive to make my clients’ paths into the future less bumpy. This goal-oriented approach to work has brought nothing but success to me and the companies for which I have worked.

Possible Answer #11

How a human resource professional can approach this question

A methodical experimenter, that’s me. I’m a firm believer in methodical planning and execution, just like a French chef uses a precise procedure to bake a delicate Souffle (su-flay). Thus, I compartmentalise each task and focus on the finer points. The outcomes I get are unquestionably the ones I intended. The human resources field places special emphasis on the importance of coordinating strategy with practice. And I take great pains to keep the peace by constantly asking for input and adjusting my approach as needed to keep my sights on the prize.

Possible Answer #12

An answer fit for a sales profile to the question ‘Describe who you are’

A fearless and courageous individual, that’s me. I have no qualms about calling a client or requesting a meeting with my team to hash out an issue. I also have a great sense of humor and am very laid back. I take great satisfaction in the people skills I’ve honed over the years, which have made me approachable not only by my peers but also by my clients. With my brave and open demeanor, I am able to offer 110% to this position, which involves 75% networking and 25% presenting a convincing proposal.

 

Interviewers frequently ask candidates to “describe who you are.” The truth is that recruiters have probably heard most of the possible responses by now. They want to see, however, how you differentiate yourself from the pack.

To ask someone to “describe who they are” can be rephrased as “how do their friends describe them?” Alternatively: “What are your greatest strengths?” A concise profile highlighting three relevant strengths will do the trick.

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Work From Home Stress: How to Deal With it During the Pandemic? https://www.careerhunts.com/blog/work-from-home-stress-how-to-deal-with-it-during-the-pandemic/ https://www.careerhunts.com/blog/work-from-home-stress-how-to-deal-with-it-during-the-pandemic/#comments Tue, 22 Jun 2021 07:56:00 +0000 https://www.careerhunts.com/blog/work-from-home-stress-how-to-deal-with-it-during-the-pandemic/ Work From Home Stress: How to Deal With it During the Pandemic?

Work-from-home stress is the result of the new normal that we are forced to endure for more than a year now due to the pandemic. The daily routine we had for our 9 to 5 job was tossed out as we had to make adjustments for our new normal, the work-from-home schedule.

In the beginning, we all were excited about the prospect of not spending hours on our daily commute, being stuck in traffic jams, or the fact that we don’t have to get all dressed up for a meeting. But after a year, we are realizing that it comes with its own unique set of challenges.

The constant shift of focus between office and home, and the lack of a professional environment have led to a further loss of morale. With no substantial end in sight, the only solution is to find the right policy to deal with this pressure.

If you are in the same boat dealing with the work from home fatigue, here are 5 easy ways which will help us go through our days a lot easier.

How to deal with work-from-home stress?

Well! This is the question that is in everyone’s mind right now, and everyone is dealing with the problems in their way. But still, if it is bothering you in any way, then here are a few maneuvers that we here at Careerhunts are taking every day.

1. Commission domestic tasks as much as you can

The portion of work you can get done in a day marks all the success you will have throughout the day. Having to deal with a lot in a single day can be overwhelming, which in turn may give rise to a lot of stress.

We all know that negating your home and work while working from home may coincide and throw up your work-life balance into a state of chaos. The best way to bargain with it is to employ some household help to outsource your day-to-day chores.

Some adaptations can be as small as getting your menial tasks done by others. These changes will not only strengthen your execution at work and help you free up some time, but will also provide financial support to those in need in these trying times.

2. Reduce procrastination with the 90-20 rule

Do you find yourself sidestepping work due to procrastination and procrastinating because you have an excessive workload?

Well.. this ensures when you get stuck in a malicious cycle of boredom. This in turn lessens your ability to work and creates more and more stress, and we end up compromising our productivity and we end up having a lot more to do on our plate. But with a little willpower, this problem can be easily solved

One of the best ways to get it done is by adding structure to your day with the 90-20 rule that all of us at Career Hunts follow. This rule is quite easy to follow-

Work for 90 minutes straight without allowing yourself to get distracted and then take 20 mins to break to relax, and maybe get a bite to eat.

But, this only works if you follow this rule and stick to working seriously for 90 minutes and only then take 20 minutes off.

3. Find a creative outlet

Performing the same task every day for 6 days a week can be very irritating, and may make it hard to focus on the work at hand. finding a creative way out may help you operate a lot better.

So, it is recommended that you try and find your creative streak, or a gobby and do your best to fit it into your everyday life, as it will help you release a lot of pressure in your everyday troubles.

4. Regulate your work-life balance.

We all know how much work-life balance is important to operate during these trying times.

You may have a defined work-life balance, but it all is supposed to go to dogs in these weird times. And with work from home being the new normal, we have to work on a new equation and establish some new ground rules.

Here are some steps that we at Careerhunts follow that can help you too to get some work-life balance:

  • Get a set time to log in and log out

  • Establish a self-care routine to follow every day before getting down to work and after work

  • Find time to hydrate and work out

  • Follow early to bed and rise

  • Prioritize tasks and take them up in the order of most important to least

5. Don’t forget to take some time off

It docent matter if you are working or sitting free at home. But that doesn’t mean that you will have to be available all the time. it is very normal to feel overwhelmed and tired after a long day.

So, if needed, please use your vacation days to take a few days off for yourself. it will help you to relax and rewind yourself, and maybe give you the key to dealing with the stress.

Conclusion

Having to work from home is necessary as we have to maintain minimum contact and social distancing. But working from home is no cakewalk, as we will be constantly distracted by all the things we have to do at home.

And if you think it is becoming too much to deal with even with everything, then we recommend you visit a therapist, or seek professional help.

So, all the best!

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How to Write a Curriculum Vitae for a Job Application? https://www.careerhunts.com/blog/how-to-write-a-curriculum-vitae-for-a-job-application/ https://www.careerhunts.com/blog/how-to-write-a-curriculum-vitae-for-a-job-application/#comments Thu, 25 Mar 2021 12:59:00 +0000 https://www.careerhunts.com/blog/how-to-write-a-curriculum-vitae-for-a-job-application/ How to Write a Curriculum Vitae for a Job Application?

According to popular research, the most a recruiter spends looking at a C.V. is approximately 6 seconds.

It sounds too unfair, right?

You spend so much invaluable time thinking about how to write a perfect C.V., complete with all the bells and whistles, pouring so much of your blood, sweat, and tears into it, And what does the recruiter do?

They just glance at it, for a few seconds and then move on to the next one.

And so, the question arises, how to write the perfect resume so that you going to capture anyone’s attention in just a few moments?

Well, we have an answer.

Are you ready?

It’s long and might be a little time-consuming. And no, there are no shortcuts.

So, if you want the details on how to write a perfect C.V., you need to step up and start taking the process seriously and perfect every small detail to perfection. And once you are done through it, it will be worth the effort. Because after all, it is just a small price to pay for that dream job you wanted all your life. By asking how to write a perfect C.V. is essentially investing in your future, right?. But the big question that arises then is, How do you write a perfect resume?

Be relevant

When the question arises on how to write a perfect CV, the answer is not simple. The major key to write a C.V. is to make you stand out in a crowd of applicants applying for the post. Be sure to present yourself well but also make sure that the experiences you are putting up on your C.V. are relevant to the job you are applying to. It is suggested to look at the job description and make clear points on why you will be invaluable for the position you are applying for.

Also, these days, the experts recommend not to attach a cover letter to the C.V. as it takes up the invaluable time reading when it could be spent on reading the more important experiences on the C.V.

Mind your language

Avoid using tried and repetitive words on your C.V., like passionate, hardworking, and team player. H.R. personnel don’t like thee kind of word as it is dependent on the kind o work that you are applying for. Research says that words like  “accountable”, as well as “achieve” and “purpose” do the trick better. Also, answer to a question like“What was the purpose of your role? and “ Why were you there?” also works magic as well.

Pay attention to detail

While on the quest on how to write the perfect resume, keeping the tone humble yet talking about your achievements can be a bit of a messy thing as it may cause problems in the delivery of the message that you are trying to portray in your C.V. So, you need to pay every bit of attention to your C.V. and keep in a balance of perfect delivery and a humble way of speech.

It is recommended that you employ the help of one of your fellow peers and ask them to give your C.V. a read as they may be able to point out the flaws that you may be missing.

Keep it short

If you are thinking, how to write the perfect resume, stay on the point with your C.V. Keep it short, crisp, and precise, and on the point, as you just have a few seconds to give your message to the person who is reading your C.V.. so, don’t be afraid to remove some previous job experience if it is not related to the post you are applying for.

 Traditionally it is considered to be a 2 page limit for your C.V., but it depends on the sector and the level of seniority you are going for. Though it is considered that if you can generally keep it within a limit of 2 pages, the recruiters tend to be happy.

Be accurate

You will be judged on your grammar and spelling on your C.V., and that is a given. So, don’t forget to use an auto-correcting platform like Grammarly to give your C.V. a final check. Also, ask some of your peers to give it a read and make some informed suggestions on what can be improved.

Make sure it reflects you

The look and feel are really important while making your C.V. as it will show to your recruiter what kind of a person you are. if you are applying for something in a creative field, then show off your creative side with a well-made color-coordinated eye-catching C.V.. that will show the recruiters your creative soul and will help you to snag that position. And if you are planning to be on the management side, we think sticking to the old classic will be the best bet for you.

Don’t be afraid to include personal information

Don’t ramble about your pet or your recent solo trip on your C.V. but you can always mention that your like animals or travels. This will give your recruiter an idea about who you are and what are your likes and dislikes and some more. Also, don’t forget to mention that if you were on some kind of leave or have taken a job break in between as recruiters like to know who they are going to hire.

Don’t necessarily include a photo

These days, C.V. recruiters are not a very big fan of photographs on the C.V., as it tends to shift the focus from one’s achievements and on certain occasions make people judge them on their looks. And to avoid that most companies prefer a C.V. without a photo.

Also, to play safe, make a C.V. highlighting your key skills and achievements, and not your picture as the focal point of your C.V.

Include interesting hobbies

If you are a regular member of a sports team or you volunteer in an NGO on your day o, you need to mention it on your cv. This makes your cv look like that you are a team player who can work with a team and have leadership capabilities.

So, here are some tips that can help you with the question, how to write a perfect cv and maybe help you get that dream job as well. So, we recommend you to follow them and get that career that you always wanted to have for yourself.

So, follow these tips and tricks and make sure to answer the question, how to write the perfect resume? And we are sure that the perfect resume will give you the competitive edge that you will need to get that job you have always coveted.

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