How to prepare the Perfect Curriculum in English!
The first rule for anyone who wants to find work on land in London (or in any other city where English is spoken) is that of preparing an effective curriculum in the English language naturally. On the internet there are many ready-made models, but we will hardly find the most suitable for us. In fact, it is better to start with a basic curriculum and then modify it in such a way as to adapt it to our demands. Here are some tips on how to prepare the Curriculum Vitae!
Basic notions that you need to know
COVER LETTER: It is the letter that accompanies the curriculum. In some cases it is more important of the curriculum itself because it will let the one who assumes what our basic knowledge and experiences are, the reasons for which we have applied for the job and the reason why they should assume us and not to other. The cover letter has to be written in perfect English. I advise you to have it reviewed by an English speaking expert.
CV – CURRICULUM VITAE: The Curriculum Vitae (also called CV) contains a brief description of our work and educational career.
RESUME: Many times we will find on the internet the word “resume” that is nothing else than the synonym of Curriculum. Actually it is considered a SHORT version of the Curriculum. Therefore very schematic and short.
APPLY: Apply or Application means submitting the application for the job.
Here are the 5 rules to build a perfect resume:
- CLEAN AND CLEAR: Many people try to make a complex curriculum thinking that in this way they will get the attention of the interviewer. FATAL MISTAKE. The curriculum has to be simple and easy to read. Immediately it must be possible to understand what your knowledge and skills are at the first glance.
- INDICATE ONLY THE NECESSARY DATA: In the curriculum you have to specify only what has to do with your professional career. The attached information will tire the interviewer who will go to the next curriculum without evaluating if maybe you are an ideal candidate for the job.
- OBJECTIVE DESCRIPTIONS: You will not have to give opinions about your professional career, but to explain in an objective way what the work done by you has been. You do not have to give any personal opinion like “I think I’ve done a good job, etc.” but only information such as “I’ve done a project of this kind, I’ve created this, I’ve modified that.”
- USE A CHRONOLOGICAL DESCENDANT ORDER: The interviewer wants to know what you have done recently, not that 7 years ago you have done a two-week accounting course. For this reason it is always advisable to start with more recent work. The same goes for the student career.
- DO NOT LIE, NEVER: There is nothing more stupid than talking lies in a resume. If the curriculum is written that you know how to use a particular machine or that you know how to build websites, the interviewer will certainly say that it is true, but at the same time you will want to understand your knowledge better by asking questions.
If you have lied you will be caught infraganti and all your curriculum will be put in discussion. (“If you have lied to this point, have you also lied otherwise?). That is why we must always tell the truth. In the case you want to specify specific skills (for example programming languages) the best solution is to specify the level of knowledge of each one (beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, etc.)
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