CV Writing Help
Find help with your CV before your submit it to all those important jobs". Many chances of a promotion or career change have been lost by not getting the CV written properly. Find out how to write a high quality, personally tailored, professional CV here.
Please be careful if your are writing
your own CV.
There is a significant amount of misinformation and poor advice around regarding CV writing, that mostly includes the CV content, targeting, presentation, and formatting,. Lots of people are willing to help and give advice but this is usual general help and advice and not "person specific". This is a guide on how to write a CV and should not be considered specifically the right advice for you, for specific advice please contact me.
The CV's Career of Objective Statement
A growing trend when writing a CV is
eliminate the "career" or "objective" statement. Below are some
reasons to include this very important statement
in your CV and a top-10 tips list for writing a memorable
Some job applicants are omitting the career statement
or objective statement within their CVs. Rewriting objectives to accommodate every possible job seems challenging, while including over-generalized career statements seems to do more harm than good. Nevertheless, when one considers the real purpose of an objective, the inclusion of it appears to be mandatory.
Help with writing a Career Statement or an Objective Statement.
When a cover letter cannot be submitted, the career or objective statement may be the job seekers' only chance to introduce themselves. The career statement serves three purposes. The first purpose is to state clearly, what type of position an applicant desires. Second, this introductory sentence helps employer define the skill set or qualifications the applicant possesses. A third purpose is for the announced career goal, one that is frequently misunderstood or under utilized all together, is should help the employer define what's in it for my company to which you are appplying.
Your Career Statement or Objective Statement should include a job title whenever possible. Sentences that skirt job names, such as, "...seeking a position in marketing...", suggests two things to the reader; one, the applicant has no idea about what types of jobs may be available in marketing and two, the applicant is desperate, and willing to take any job. Eagerness is good. Desperation is fatal. It is much more helpful and effective when the company's own job titles are used, such as, "...seeking a Sales Management position..." or "...pursuing an entry-level Public Relations Specialist position.
Capturing your Qualifications
Use the identified job title combined with a descriptive term such as, "experienced" or "certified". Are your employment skills developed in areas of administration? In sales? Identifying your general abilities will give you some good leading sentences and help your career objective take shape. Consider the following examples:
Recent high school graduate, previously employed in fast-food service industry, and aiming for a new position --
Experienced specialty carpenter seeking a supervisor title -- Desire to obtain a Carpenter Shop Foreman position utilizing extensive trade skills and experience in the theatrical and special events industries.
Finally, when writing a career statement or career objective
You should consider the potential employer's point of view. In a competitive job market, where hiring personnel sit behind stacks of non-descript CVs and resumes, the inclusion of a little "self-promotion" is critical. Ask yourself, "what do I have that this company wants?". Composing a CV requires focused time and effort. Never try to hurry the process by leaving out the who, what, and why of your employment search. For help with writing your CV please contact me
Help on How to Write a Career or Objective Statement
Avoid using adjectives to describe your work style such as, "Dependable and conscientious..." or "Detail oriented and quality conscious accounting clerk..."
Help the potential employer define of "what is in it for them", such as, "seeking to utilize 10+ years experience in the industry..." or "...proven sales record...
One sentence is good, but making sense is better! If warranted, two sentences or in some cases a short paragraph will help mprove an career objective statement.
If you know the job title for which you are applying, you can use it, but my advice is that is best left for the cover letter. There is nothing to be gained in trying to define a new position for yourself.
If you have read the job description in an advertisement, try to mirror one or two of the words listed. For instance, if the job indicated a desire for a self-starter, then experiment with using the same term or one with the same meaning.
Grammar and spelling count! It is expected that CVs will have short sentence fragments, abbreviations, and little punctuation, but your career objective statement should be written without any errors.
Avoid being too general. Help yourself by doing a some company research and uncover what they are be looking for than to write an over-generalized career objective.
Ambition is nice, and statements such as "looking to progress up to ..." may impress, as it show that you will be retained as a valuable member of staff.
Experiment with writing an objective without the use of the word, "I". "I", is more appropriately used in a cover letter. Using "I" and "my" too frequently may lose a recruiter whose context and focus is on how to can help the company.
Do not promise more than you can deliver,! this will only undermine your credibility later when it is discovered that you have misrepresented yourself.
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