But the studies that specialists develop about this topic and the information that the experience gives us (that is the biggest and better source of data that we can have), can guide us, about whether to include (or to exclude) certain aspects that could set an important difference in a selection process.
- A CV that has not reached an immediate impact on the reader is going to end up in the garbage. It is fundamental to capture the attention from the first lines of the CV.
- The size of the document must be no more than two or three pages.
- The marital status or the number of children that we have is not evidence or prove about our profile or professional achievements, especially if we belong to the female sex.
- Explain in the first paragraph why we must be chosen, talk about your strong points, qualities, in the other sections of the CV, for example, giving details of specializations. Is not the same a graduate on education that a graduate on education specialized on TICs.
- The interviewer must find precise information in a quick way.
The basic structure of a CV is:
Personal information; name, mail zone, email, telephone and cell phone, is recommended to be formal.
Courses/studies: title obtained, the scholar center where the studies were taken, and the number of years, for example, “Graduated on education, specialist in TICs (1999-2005) University XXX
Job experiences: name of the company, its address, and the period of the job; if that relationship is finished, you have to indicate the beginning year and the ending year as well. If the contractual relationship remains, you can write “2002-remains”. Under that, you have to add the work position that you had, or the current one. Next, you can describe the functions using a technical language. For example, if we worked as telemarketers we can write “Commercial area with direct sales and telephonic attention to the clients”
Languages: it is a strong point in the CV. We must differentiate the reached levels in the oral and written expression. It is not convenient to put “low level”. If you have some knowledge about a foreign language, even reduced, it is better to write “intermediate level”.
Computer knowledge: we must indicate our level as “Basic”, “User”, or “Expert”. It is important to emphasize the operative system that you use. If you have knowledge about Office, it is not necessary to mention the version of it, or the programs that are included. If you are able to use other specific programs, you must explain in few words why they are useful. For example: “Audacity (sound edition)”.