How to find a job?

Guidelines to make a good CV

The first step is to determine what a CV is.
A CV is a document that has to identify clearly and precisely a number of key points:

What is your career goal or objective?

This section is often forgotten, and is being usually the most important one. The CV can not be a mere description of dates, knowledge and work, the most important thing is to show clearly what you want to do for your professional future. If that matches what the recipient of the CV would like, we are on track; if not, you may have missed an opportunity, simply because they don’t know what you really want.

How did you prepare yourself to achieve a career goal?

Here you have to convince that your training is adequate and appropriate and goes in line to get your job objective. It is as interesting your generic training as the specific one, although in a first level a CV doesn’t need to go into too much detail, mainly if it is very extensive. We must focus on what really matters to reach the purpose.

Many people after finishing the degree makes an MBA, in order to complete the training, they say, and then at the interviews, it is noticed that their level of foreign language is very low. After finishing the degree no one will hire you to be a CEO and it is probably more practical to secure a foreign language, go abroad to practice it, or make some post-grade studies of the part you are interested in to specialize. Do not be dazzled by the fashions and be pragmatic. The MBA can be a wonderful culmination but you don't have to put the cart before the horse.

On what part of the way to your job objective do you find?

Your experience is what it is, whether high or low, and this puts you in a point on the path to your job objective. If you're looking for a new work, putting your current situation should help to walk the path as a starting point, and furthermore the person who is reading your CV should also interpret it this way. You can not make sudden jumps forward or backward without compelling justification.

For what do I want the CV?

It is not the same to make a CV to find a first job, that to look for a business change, get a promotion or a change of department in the company where you work.

It is not the same a CV you put into a job portal, than a CV you send to a specific post.

So, the first thing is to identify clearly the target you want to achieve with a CV and from there, make a customized CV. Start it from an overall basic scheme, but adapting it to each situation.

Remember that when someone is looking for someone is because he has a specific need and therefore must seek the person who best fits the need.

Once you've identified what you want to get with the CV, you must prepare it accordingly, bearing in mind that in the hands of the recipient it will be a working tool to be used as a screening tool; many people pass the filter, others not; the CV will also be a work tool, it will be part of the script that will be used in the interview and finally, going to be the historical review together with annotations taken; the key to remember who you are and what you were looking for and how you can be useful for them. Keep in mind these things when you are making your CV if you want to have real possibilities.

How to make a CV?

You can build it upon the European format, but be yourself and adapt it so it reflects what you know, what you did and what you want to do in the future. Look at the following link:

If you are not satisfied, you can use any other; at Internet you can find many models.

Be strict in what you put, there is a tendency to overestimate the knowledge of each, especially in the foreign languages, and that will have consequences.

Also, you must always use updated photos.