Three reasons why your CV should be professionally written

By Elijah Odhiambo

In almost all jobs one applies for, most people are always asked to present an updated CV to aid in consideration for the job. As a result, one should ensure that his/her resume is properly and professionally written.

Here are some of the reasons why your resume should be professionally written.

  1. Your CV is a story that stars you alone, hence it is supposed to show the best possible version of you at all times. It is a primary document in your professional weapon. It can literally be the difference between your life going one way or another during your application for a job.
  2. Knowing well that your first impression matters a lot, and your CV is always what makes your first impression before recruiters, you need then to ensure that it attracts recruiters the very first time they set their eyes on it, this will set you apart from others in their minds.
  3. You always believe to be the best candidate whenever you apply for any job and so do I, however, if your CV does not reflect that, it’s pointless. Therefore, your skills, your personality, your experience, your achievements, and everything you can bring to the table to prove your suitability for any given position, have to be written down in a way that transmits this eloquently to recruiters.

Meanwhile, while writing the CV, you should ensure that it’s crafted in a manner that it will automatically give you the job. While doing that, here are some of the skills to employ to make your CV friendly for the job.

  1. Proofread your document to ensure it is grammatically correct and there are no spelling mistakes.
  2. Make it as short as possible. A long CV is prone to mistakes, and may also bore the hiring manager when going through it.
  3. Ensure that you note down keywords used in the job description
  4. Select only experiences that are in line with the position you want to apply for.
  5. Add quantifiable achievements. You should not include achievements that you cannot tangibly account for.
  6. Use the correct template.


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