The easiest way to write a good CV

The majority of of rejections the candidates receive are because of the CV most of the time.
So what is the CV?
The CV is not only a document you tell through it for who you worked and what you can do, its about story telling and this what causes the acceptance and the rejection, Yes, the way you tell your story.
Here i will show you how to make your CV effective that way the hiring managers take more time reading it.

For this scenario i will be a sales manager applying for the same position.
Always start with a personal summary, tell something about yourself as below:

Step 1
(About) or (Personal Summary):
Expert sales manager adept at building a customer base to increase revenue and consistently exceed sales targets. Excellent communication skills with ability to build strong relationships and customer satisfaction. A thorough understanding of current market trends and competitors.

Step 2
Next, Your career timeline must always include the following.
- Job title
- Company name
- Date of start, Date of end, the day is not necessary, use only month and year.
- Job responsibilities
- Job achievements
- City or location

Also, always make sure the most recent jobs must be first, for example if you have different jobs in 2014, 2011, 2009 and 2022, the arrangement must be as below
- 2022 job
- 2014 job
- 2011 job
- 2009 job

Now i will put all these elements together so we have a compete career stop point, and should be as below:

Career History:
Marketing manager At Google (USA, California)
From 2017 Till 2022
Job responsibilities:

  • Managing organizational sales by developing a business plan that covers sales, revenue, and expense controls.
  • Meeting planned sales goals.
  • Setting individual sales targets with the sales team.
  • Tracking sales goals and reporting results as necessary.
  • Overseeing the activities and performance of the sales team.
  • Coordinating with marketing on lead generation.
  • The ongoing training of your salespeople.
  • Developing your sales team through motivation, counseling, and product knowledge education.
  • Promoting the organization and products.
  • Understand our ideal customers and how they relate to our products.

Now tell what you achieved for your employer through this position as below:

Job achievements:

  1. Increased sales by 35%, through the well-placed implementation of sales initiatives.
  2. Implemented a demonstration system, as a result, increased client interest in services and products.
  3. Established a sales team of 50 individuals for a new business, involving team-building, training, and induction.
  4. Consistently met targets by 100% between the years 2015 and 2019.
  5. Exceeded targets for 6 major sales drives, as a result, onboarded 15 new corporate accounts.
  6. Suggested market research management, thereby, increasing sales teams’ knowledge of handling outreach activities.
  7. Represented the company in 12 countries, as a result, successfully brought in 21 new offshore accounts.

Also pervious jobs same as the above format
Job - 2011-2015
Job - 2009-2011

Step 3
List the education degrees and courses with indication of the type and date completed of each one, see example below:

Education and Courses:

  • Bsc. in business - Harvard 2019 - Education
  • 30 Hours training course - Google school 2020 - Course
  • Public speaking course, 60 hours - Makenzie 2022 - Course

Step 4
Now list your most remarkable skills with indication to the level (use beginner, average, good, very good and excellent).

Key Skills:

  1. Analysis Skills - Good
  2. Strategic Planning Abilities - Excellent
  3. Strong Communication Skills - Very good
  4. Collaboration and Motivation Skills - Average
  5. Delegation Skills - Beginner
  6. Ability to Remain Calm Under Pressure - Good
  7. Good People Skills - Excellent

Step 5
Now tell about your language skills, you can use single indication like (Beginner, intermediate, fluent or native) or Multi indicators like (Speaking: Yes, Reading: No, Writing No) Multi indicators are recommended, this will give a better idea to the hiring managers when trying to have deeper look on your language skills even before meeting you. See live example below:

Language skills:

  • English - Fluent
  • Kurdish - Native
  • Arabic - Intermediate
  • Turkish - Beginner

Step 6
You are free to put the contact details above in the first page of your CV or below at the last page, make sure always you have 2 contact methods, email and phone number, so the hiring managers can reach you through 1 of them if the other is not available, always put your birthdate, also the address.
Your name and the picture should always be at the top of the first page.
You can keep the notes below in the last page for references and documents see the example below.

- Professional references will be provided upon your request.
- Any other required documents will be provided upon your request

Now after completing the basics, i will put all the elements together so we have a complete Cv.



VARIN AZIZ - CV
(About) or (Personal Summary):
Expert sales manager adept at building a customer base to increase revenue and consistently exceed sales targets. Excellent communication skills with ability to build strong relationships and customer satisfaction. A thorough understanding of current market trends and competitors.


Career History:
Marketing manager At Google (USA, California)
From 2017 Till 2022
Job responsibilities:

  • Managing organizational sales by developing a business plan that covers sales, revenue, and expense controls.
  • Meeting planned sales goals.
  • Setting individual sales targets with the sales team.
  • Tracking sales goals and reporting results as necessary.
  • Overseeing the activities and performance of the sales team.
  • Coordinating with marketing on lead generation.
  • The ongoing training of your salespeople.
  • Developing your sales team through motivation, counseling, and product knowledge education.
  • Promoting the organization and products.
  • Understand our ideal customers and how they relate to our products.

Job achievements:

  1. Increased sales by 35%, through the well-placed implementation of sales initiatives.
  2. Implemented a demonstration system, as a result, increased client interest in services and products.
  3. Established a sales team of 50 individuals for a new business, involving team-building, training, and induction.
  4. Consistently met targets by 100% between the years 2015 and 2019.
  5. Exceeded targets for 6 major sales drives, as a result, onboarded 15 new corporate accounts.
  6. Suggested market research management, thereby, increasing sales teams’ knowledge of handling outreach activities.
  7. Represented the company in 12 countries, as a result, successfully brought in 21 new offshore accounts.

Also pervious jobs same as the above format
Job - 2011-2015
Job - 2009-2011


Education and Courses:

  • Bsc. in business - Harvard 2019 - Education
  • 30 Hours training course - Google school 2020 - Course
  • Public speaking course, 60 hours - Makenzie 2022 - Course

Key Skills:

  1. Analysis Skills - Good
  2. Strategic Planning Abilities - Excellent
  3. Strong Communication Skills - Very good
  4. Collaboration and Motivation Skills - Average
  5. Delegation Skills - Beginner
  6. Ability to Remain Calm Under Pressure - Good
  7. Good People Skills - Excellent

Language skills:

  • English - Fluent
  • Kurdish - Native
  • Arabic - Intermediate
  • Turkish - Beginner



    Note:
    - Professional references will be provided upon your request.
    - Any other required documents will be provided upon your request
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