Your CV is arguably one of the most important document you’re going to craft over your lifetime. Getting it right, or getting it wrong can affect your job market outlook in very real ways. Needless to say, it is very important that you get this one document right. If it’s the first time creating your CV, it might be a little difficult to know where to start from. Here are some shortcuts to help build your CV ;).
Use An Online CV Builder.
If you want to be guided through the process you can use an online CV builder. Building your CV for the first time gives you insight into yourself as a professional. Using an online CV builder diminishes that experience. That being said, an online CV builder has been made by a professional and will be of a high standard. One such service that you can use is My perfect Resume.
Use A CV Template.
If you want to build your CV yourself, but are just trying to get the format just right you can use a CV template. This gives you the CV document format, but you have to fill in the various fields manually. Office 365 and Google Docs give you some template schemes you can choose from depending on your preferred colours and arrangement. There are some template that will definitely wow any hiring manager.
Use Tutorial Articles and Videos.
This is definitely for the people who are more ‘Do It Yourself’. You can get some tips from people who know what they are talking about. There’s no shortage of articles on building the perfect resume, or shortage of YouTube videos the same. These tutorials cover everything from the number of pages, the templates that you should use, and what hiring managers generally look out for. This is a good way to get out a first draft of your CV, and you are basically doing it entirely by yourself which always feels good.
Hire a Ghost Writer.
If you want to opt out of the process altogether, but still want a decent CV, you should hire a ghost writer. Hire someone to write your CV for you for a price. This will require a little conversational back and forth in order for the person to get a gauge of characteristics that should go into the CV. The obvious trade-off for this is a little cash.
You should start working on your CV as soon as possible, so that you can see the areas in which you’re lacking. What this does is motivate you to get some more things on there. Good luck!