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
Writing a Winning CV Headline – Read the complete blog
Career Synopsis AND Core Competencies, gives your CV an edge – Read the complete blog
The Influence of Work Experience in Your CV – Read the complete blog
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.
Next week join me as we learn more about
HOW TO MAKE USE OF SHORT TERM JOBS AND GAPS IN YOUR CV