As they proceed from High school to College and University level of education, students all over the world start thinking what exactly their dream job could be. These crossroads are stressful and you might find yourself in an indecisive position. However, once you enroll in the chosen school, your troubles don’t end, because it’s time to think about your professional training. As entering ‘the world of adults’ importance is given to presentation of yourself in society. Resumes, curriculum vitae or, popularly just CV, is excellent way of effectively presenting your knowledge and skills.
Resume writing seems like a rather easy job, however, it takes more than just an hour of writing to successfully put together one page of information that will get you a job. During your education students learn materials on wide number of topics that could help them easily become successful in their field of expertise. However, in the highly competitive world we live in, this is rarely enough. Experience is becoming more important than theoretical knowledge. Therefore, filling your CV with a number of additional content that proves that you had some practical experience, is of high importance. If you are reading this article and you are in High school, you might wonder how this is possible since you never worked (or it is even illegal for you to work if you are underage). No worries!
When employers seek for a good candidate who will fit in their company, CV is there to support your interview and be some sort of a reminder who you are. Keep in mind to be honest. Dishonesty is easy to be noticed, and it would most certainly not be appreciated by your employers, making them not trust your words. Secondly, if you think you don’t have much accomplished, you do. If you have interest for certain thing, it is more likely that you are willing to work on it, hence listing your interests allows your employer to get a grasp what kind of a candidate you are. Lastly, as we stated earlier it might seem difficult for a student to have previous work experience, but the employers don’t always expect you to have months and years in some office. Volunteering is probably the best way to excel between other candidates. It shows that there is some greater value from financial and material comfort that you are trying to achieve. In addition, it shows your desire to work and stay active, which are the features of prefect candidates in every company.
The biggest entrepreneurs, economists, politicians and businessmen started from a very short CV without any fancy internships or training, but keeping in mind honesty, your actual abilities and potentials and willingness to work made them successful in their areas. Education probably doesn’t tell that much about you as much about the system, hence CV is there to remind others how you worked in that system to achieve your goals.