How to Make a CV? How to Write a CV? Difference Between CV and Resume – Expert Tips & Examples

A common question asked by many students asking for how to make a CV or how to write a good CV. What to mention in the CV and what to Not. What is important to write in a CV & what is a good template or format for a CV. Most important Difference between CV and Resume.

Here is a Complete Guide for You and all the questions in your mind will be solved. It’s important to have a Good and impressive CV whether you are a student, professional.  Your CV Defines You. Most companies prefer to Resume than a CV. why? read below.

Below are the simplest CV Tips & points and examples which will make your CV stand out if you follow these points. For your CV to be successful, it needs to contain the skills and experience that your desired employers are looking for.

Difference between CV and Resume

CV

A CV (Curriculum Vitæ, which means a course of life in Latin) is an in-depth document that can be laid out over two or more pages and it contains a high level of detail about your achievements, a great deal more than just a career biography. The CV covers your education as well as any other accomplishments like publications, awards, honors, etc.

Resume

A resume, or résumé, is a concise document typically not longer than one page as the intended reader will not dwell on your document for very long. The goal of a resume is to make an individual stand out from the competition.

The job seeker should adapt the resume to every position they apply for.

Tips and Guidelines

I hope you are good. Below are few points using which you can further improve your CV:

  1. Always email / share your CV in a .pdf version. The MS Word version will look/display differently at the user’s end depending upon his/her version of the MS Office
  2. Always rename the CV with your name such as, “Resume_ABC_XYZ”.
  3. Your CV should not be more than one page long. Cut extra spaces and material that is not needed.
  4. Your name is repeating in the address also. No need for that.
  5. No need to give your complete house address. Just mention Peshwar. Address, email and phone numbers should be in one line only.
  6. Under education no need to mention FSc / matric
  7. Work Experience and Professional Experience should be merged.
  8. No need to explain what each organization is. Just mention the name of the organization, your designation there, the time frame you worked there and what you did/achieved while on that role.

Has your CV read by someone whose English is good? There will be many typos and errors.

Please make sure you have followed these guidelines in your resume.

  1. All dates to be aligned
  2. All text to be left-aligned
  3. Either all month names be written in full or just first three letters e.g apr
  4. Relevant coursework to be 2 lines max
  5. Work experience should come after education
  6. Write 2-3 bullet points for each internship
  7. No photo
  8. Address, phone, email to be in one line
  9. Add LinkedIn profile link below the address
  10. Do not add details like nic, father, mother, etc
  11. Do not include summary or objective
  12. If you have a masters then do not include A/O Level
  13. Do not include o-level
  14. Always send your CV or Resume in PDF
  15. No need for months in education
  16. Use action verbs to start a bullet point like analyzed, evaluated, managed, etc
  17. All bullets to start with an action verb
  18. Each bullet points to be 1 line. Only in extraordinary cases should it be 2 lines

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