GoUni: How to Make a Killer CV To Land a Job Of Your Dream.

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Applying to the university or the work of your dream is not an easy task. It requires effort, patience and most importantly, the right strategies. Today GoUni is giving out tips on how to make a Resume or a CV that makes you stand out from the crowd. Ready yet? If you're ready, click here to read more!❤️

First of all, what is "resume" or "CV"?


A resume is a written compilation of your education, work experience, credentials, and accomplishments that is used to apply for jobs. It is one of the most important pieces of any job application.

The key point of writing a good resume is to write it in a "concise" and "clear" manner.


What makes your resume stand out?

Maximise readability It is essential for your resume and CV to be easy for the reader to scan quickly and effectively. A HR recruiter receives hundreds or thousands of applications for each role. If you don't make your resume easy for them to read. It is highly likely that they will toss out your application immediately. You need to separate different sections and insert clear section headings. Avoid long paragraphs; use bullet pointing to break up text into more manageable ‘bite-size’ chunks. It should be eye-catching and uncluttered.

giphy-9Check vigilantly for spelling and grammatical errors.

It shows that you pay great attention to detail.

giphy-10Include a Professional Profile and Objective These sections should summarise and emphasise your key attributes and your intended future career path. Your words must flow seamlessly – avoiding cliché and superfluous hyperbole. They should each only be a few lines in length but they must spark the reader’s interest.

Include achievements where possible If you can include an achievement section then it can make an instant and dramatic difference to the power of your CV, enabling you to distinguish yourself from other candidates.

source-2 Don't forget to add skills that you have that are relevant with what the recruiters are looking for the position

giphy-11Target/Tailor your CV If possible, tailor your CV according to the specific vacancy for which you are applying. Whilst many people use a general CV designed to suit any position they are applying for, greater success can always be achieved by tailoring your CV according to the needs of the specific role to which you are applying.

Job/university hunting is a very difficult task. But if you take the time to consider and target your application, you will give yourself a competitive edge. 👏🏼🎉