CV Tips : Your CV must brag about Training, Development and Achievements

Last week in our CV Tips series we covered the EDUCATION section. For those who have

missed this topic, can read it here.

Other modules completed so far

This week we learn more about TRAINING, DEVELOPMENT and ACHIEVEMENTS

Highlight Your Skills

You must ensure that every skill you have learnt to accomplish a job is stressed upon at least

once. It may even be a good practice to mention ow long have you worked on that skill. For

example 4 years of HTML and 2 Adobe Creative Suite and 6 years in JD Edwards and IT

Policies.  Skills like MS Office (Word , Excel and Powerpoint)  tend to be ordinary and

probably worth a skip or only one mention. I may elaborate if advanced level like using

Macros in Excel.

Create a Training and Skills Subsection

You may consider creating a Computer or IT based Skill set listing your computer literacy or

Language Skills listing the native or fluent languages, the working proficiency language and

the learning or basic language skills.

Similarly this section can have an Awards and Achievement subsection too or you may create

a new heading for your accomplishments and recognition.

Add a Professional Interest Section

Competitive Sports, Reading business magazine, health related work and news articles or

trekking etc can be including and speaks a lot about who you are. Definitely do not even

think of mentioning stamp collections, watching movies in your CV.

Be Careful About Controversial Interests

While religious causes and beliefs are very you, it could be a point a disagreement even the

reader is of another faith. I would recommend make it more humanitarian than religious.

Take into account that you also have to understand that the reason why you prepare a CV is

for it to be read, understood and agreed by the reader

Brag About Your Awards

Awards and Accolades deserve to be highlighted and specified in an impactful one sentence,

e.g., “Earned company sponsored family holiday for being the company’s top sales performer

four quarters in a row.” OR “Completed a marathon in the 2019 UAE Marathon Challenge”

That's all for this week.

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CV Tips : Your CV must brag about Training, Development and Achievements


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