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Hi Pals,

I have been associated with an international firm as a Senior Contributing Member assisting it's clients by conducting Job Market Research, Job Application Management, Interviews, Writing CVs. Prior to this my focus was in Recruitment, Training and Career Counseling.

By the virtue of this, I have acquired a few good insights to write an effective CV.

Let's decipher some details on Writing a professional CV/ Resume:

1. Curriculum Vitae, Resume, Bio Data, Profile, Biography and many more documents like wise are not the same but different, with different purposes.

2. CV is a marketing material, here, the product is the candidate.

3. A person can have multiple CVs based on what he/she would like to project for that target job, yet can be honest without bloating details.

4. Since its better to stick to precise information in the CV, generally a short document is preferred. But the best CVs should be able to strike a balance between the Size and Content.

5. No Repeated information.

6. No Copy pasting from anyone else document.

Hope the strings would have helped a bit. Await to here from you.


Hi Boricha,

Excited to receive your response.

A sample CV is the last I would think about giving to anyone (exceptions!!).

People tend to edit-copy-paste and reuse the same matter, that's no fun (I know you wouldn't!!).

Why follow a path when you can make exciting docs yourself? The concept is simple;

First, answer yourself > 2 Whos and 2 Whats

Who am I? Who would be reading it?

What do I want to project as? What is in me that the prospective employer would want to discuss/ know?

Finished answering? then, if you are an already employed person, please consider the following:


The reader should be interested to read the whole document, for that the document should have features/ titles and sub-titles that is inviting. (you may start with a semi-exciting starting paragraph or a set of bullet-ted sentences highlighting your key areas of differentiators/USP)


Most readers are short memoried, and in a hurry, hence should be assisted with ample KEY HIGHLIGHT AREAS, FOCUS AREAS including a set of keywords that should be able to summarize your profile (not too many!!).


Your accomplishments/ achievements that might be useful to project you better/ which is of consequence to the target job (to help the reader decide who's better - you or your competitor!!).


Your recent career history in reverse sequence (last come first), upto 6-10 yrs only.


Your previous career history (if any above 10).


Professional Credentials


Academic and Training details


Brief personal details

and yes, don't forget Contact details at the top, ref numbers at the bottom of each page, and to keep the language interesting, simple and readable.

That should be pretty much it.......

if you are a fresher, there a few changes in the CV.....lets discuss later..... :)

Thanks for the time.

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