October 5, 2022

How to write a good CV

Civil status
It always comes in the top left of the page, it's the convention. First name, last name, address is the minimum. Indicate all the ways to reach you quickly: landline phone, mobile phone and your e-mail, if you have one.

An asset in addition
Highlight the asset that best fits the position for which you are a candidate. A "plus" immediately visible to the recruiter who often has little time to devote to this reading. In this register, one can specify a language if one speaks it fluently or even a diploma obtained from a big school.

The picture
It is not essential. And necessarily appeal to the subjectivity of the one who reads you. If you want to send your portrait, ban any cliché putting you in work situation or worse, on holidays such as: on the phone, under the umbrella. Only a simple and smiling portrait is suitable.

Age and family situation
Better to be honest and indicate your age immediately. Also specify your date of birth: if the recruiter keeps your application and the spring a few months later, he can always update the calculation. It is also welcome to indicate what is your situation, the recruiter needs to situate your family context to assess your mobility and constraints. Do not register single if you live with children, opt for the formula "marital life".

The title
It's the hook of your CV. Intended to attract the attention and attention of the reader. She is not obligatory, but saleswoman when she succeeds.
"Executive assistant" summarizes the career path;
"11 years of experience" values ​​its "seniority"; "including 6 years in the computer world" qualifies his experience.
It can also be used to describe a professional purpose. Example: "Assisting a manager within an international structure" or "Joining an international sales team".

Professional experience
- Always start by describing your last experience. It is the one that best characterizes who you are and what your skills are today. Then decline your other jobs by indicating the dates of entry and departure. No need to specify the months, the year is enough.
-Indicate the elements that qualify your experience and the company, for example
"participation in the launch of the activity in France" = ability to develop and structure a secretariat
-Precise the business sector of a company, if it is not known, possibly its turnover and the number of employees.
-Describe your functions in a very concrete way even if these tasks are classic, but without repeating yourself. You have to read an evolution.

"BTS level" Even if you did not obtain it, indicate the name of the diploma. Software running by keywords, your folder will be selected. It is better to be honest, even if during the interview it is the subject of a question.
"Word, Excel, etc.", technical skills can also be the subject of a separate section that will be placed just before the "training" block

Extra-professional activities or interests
Avoid heading this section "Miscellaneous", a little too catchy. This section is important when you have little experience, because it is often indicative of the potential of a candidate.
Indicate only the activities that highlight your course.

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