The great challenge for many young people who complete their university and technical studies is to enter the world of work for the first time, and the curriculum vitae (CV) is the initial tool to achieve this goal.
Adapting the CV to the requirements of each company, separating the information by differentiated blocks and giving it a more attractive design, will help the candidate stand out in the selection process.
More and more companies seek to capture new talents that add value to their business lines, even those that do not have experience and can train.
Given that recruiters have little time to see each CV
Here are five sections that should be included if you enter this competitive labor market for the first time:
Add your data:
Your CV needs to include contact information such as name, phone number and personal email. Take into account that it is an official document that must convey seriousness, so it is advisable to avoid any type of nickname.
It is advisable to include other details such as having immediate availability, willingness to travel, have a driver’s license and others. Remember that you should only include data that the recruiter needs to know, because the less sheets the document contains, the better.
Create your professional profile:
The majority of employers consider it key to know the objectives, aspirations and goals of each of their candidates, in order to identify the tools that the company could provide for their work and professional development, as well as the contributions that are able to deliver the Applicant to promote the growth of the organization.
Describe your skills and strengths so that recruiters know more about your personality. Dare to tell them why you could be a good ally within your company.
Add your academic background:
If you have not finished the race, do not forget to indicate in which cycle of studies you are. In case of being graduated, place if you graduated or graduated, in addition to the start and end years.
Also, place if you attended or took courses, diplomas, talks, language classes and others, which enriched your training and are related to the position.
Show your portfolio:
Some careers allow you to include a web address or physical portfolio where you can show your creations and works. Organize the links of your pages in this section or carry with you a folder that demonstrates your ability.
Include your social networks only if you have relevant content that shows part of your work and gives a good impression. Keep in mind that Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, can be an excellent way to show more of your talent, as some companies are recruiting staff on those platforms.
Share your extra activities:
The experience is not only based on an employment contract or a salary, so if you have made study trips, cultural exchanges, part-time jobs abroad and in the summer or volunteering, add it as an extra fact, as it enhances skills and competencies that others may not have.