Some tricks to write an effective CV

The Curriculum Vitae is the first step in introducing yourself to the company, like a real one business card. It allows you to show your professional background and the aptitude traits they can render unique and captivating your profile in the eyes of recruiters. In order for the curriculum to remain impressed in the mind, it is useful to understand how to communicate best, what to do and what mistakes to avoid. 

DOs

  • Photo
    Inserting the photo in the CV is not mandatory, but he has enormous communication skills. If you decide to put it make sure it returns aself-reliant and professional image. Take an ad hoc photo, sober and formal, preferably with a frontal and half-length shot. Make sure the background is neutral and the image has a good resolution. No to selfies and editsing exaggerated!
  • Lingwow
    Use a lingclear and concise statement, paying attention to grammatical errors and any typos by always rereading the text. It is important to use keywords who will guide the recruiter in reading the CV, identifying the skills and abilities of interest at a glance.
  • Analysis
    It is the professional network par excellence, created to connect colleagues, former colleagues and professionals that has exceeded 15 million users in 560 years. If you have a profile on LinkedIn and you choose to include it in your CV, make sure it is complete, updated and aligned with the curriculum content.
  • Soft skills
    They are transversal skills - relationships and communication - that define the way we interact with our interlocutors and with the surrounding environment. are related toemotional intelligence and natural abilities that each of us possesses, useful in the working context. To understand what yours are, you need to make one deep self-analysis, also remembering the extracurricular experiences that allowed you to acquire them.
  • Email text
    To give the most professional image of yourself, never forward your CV without an accompanying text. Take the time to structure a personalized message depending on the position and the company that contains a short presentation , motivation which prompted you to apply for that role.

DONTs

  • Graphic elements
    Creativity is a means that must be carefully dosed in relation to our goal. Symbols, lines, use of bold and italics are all useful elements to separate the texts and forms of the CV, they help us to create a coherent space and to make the contents stand out by making them easily readable. Be careful of do not use colors, graphics and fonts that are too flashy that may hinder reading.
  • E-mail address
    A formal email address will help you make a serious and professional impression right away. We recommend using one of these formulas: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]. If addresses that simply contain your name and surname are not available, you can insert other punctuation marks such as the dash or underscore, a date or a number. Listen to me, don't use nicknames!
  • Language
    Usually the text of the advert indicates whether the application must be carried out in Italian or in ingharmed. On national territory, it is preferable to always proceed with the Italian version of the CV. If the version is necessary inglese will be expressly requested of you. However, it is recommended to send your CV to inglese if the job post is in inginjured or if you apply for a position abroad.
  • File name and format
    Simplify the work of the recruiter, renaming the file in a manner chiara and unequivocal, for example "CV Name and Surname". Avoid formats that are difficult to read, PDF converted directly from Word is optimal. This format will allow the recruiter to click on any hypertext links such as email address and LinkedIn page link, but also to copy and paste useful information.
  • To lie
    In a CV it is not allowed to attribute titles that have not been achieved. However, thanks to a clever use of lingIn Italian you can use terms and expressions that highlight your knowledge and experience. Embellishing yes, lying no!

In any case, don't forget that the CV must be tailored to the specific position you are applying for. Starting from the announcement is a good trick to write an appropriate and effective curriculum, adapting training and work experiences as much as possible so that they are in line with the specific job opportunity.