Building an Effective CV: What to Mention if You Have Little Experience

Your CV is your business card, it should make the employer want to meet you. You can take inspiration from online CV templates but above all, avoid making a “copy and paste” content which will make you lose all credibility in the eyes of the recruiter. Here are some tips for making a good CV if you are a young graduate or just have little professional experience so far.

What is the CV for the Recruiter?

6 seconds minutes: that is the average time recruiters spend on a CV nowadays. They read them quickly and only aim to find the most relevant points they are looking for. The clearer, the more legible and the better structured your CV is, the easier their work will get. For a spontaneous application, the resume should allow the employer to quickly understand the position that you can and want to hold. In response to a job offer, applications are sorted according to the criteria of the advertisement: training, skills, length of experience, license, etc. Those elements must therefore appear clearly in your CV. To catch the recruiter’s eye, you can use a good CV template from a website that is specialized in CV creation on the internet.

Start by Drawing Up a Personal Balance Sheet

First, in a draft, write down everything you have done:

  • Initial training, additional training, dissertation subjects, tutored projects, etc.
  • Jobs, internships and tasks performed.
  • Associative activities, leisure, passions, etc.
  • Your various assets: scooter, language skills, availability (dates and times), software skills, etc.

Now, select the information that you will put on the resume by asking yourself this question for each item of information: is it useful to the job sought?

Take Care of the CV Presentation

Check the spelling and have your CV proofread by different people. SMS language is to be banned imperatively. Avoid photocopies, choose a quality paper and printer. It is essential to adapt your curriculum vitae to the position you are applying for. And be careful not to provide an email address that could lack seriousness.

Control your Image on the Internet!

It has become a reflex for many recruiters to enter the name of the candidate in a search engine and see what stands out. Pay attention to your professional e-reputation! Make sure that access to photos that you and your loved ones have uploaded via blogs and social networks is locked. It may also be an opportunity to sort out your personal data available on these websites.