The Do’s & Don’ts of CV Writing

Curriculum Vitae (CV) meaning Course of One’s life. A “CV” is commonly used to find a new job. CV or is a written overview of a person’s achievements (Academic Achievements, Qualifications, Sports Achievements, Skills, Work Experience, etc.).

Do’s of CV Writing

  1. Keep the CV short, not more than 2 sides of an A4 sheet.

2. Choose the Right Font: Times New Roman” is one of the most commonly used fonts for CV with the font size of 11.

3. Format your CV correctly: -Personal details, including your name, contact detail, and address.

  • A personal statement will help you to stand out from everyone else.
  • Education includes your educational achievements with some more information like grades and year of qualification.
  • Work History highlights your employment history, starting from the current one.
  • Ink all the skills that are relevant for the job profile.
  • Small pointers about Achievements and Hobbies.

4. Try including Include ‘Power’ Words such as “Co-ordinate,” “Achieved,” “Supervised,” etc.

5. Rather than focusing on every skill set, focus on skills that perfectly match the role you are applying for.

6. Choose the Right CV Type – We all have different backgrounds and work experiences, so the traditional Chronological CV does not work for everyone. There are 3 types of CV:-

  • Chronological CV
  • Functional CV
  • Combination CV

7. Keep it Neat and Tidy: Keeping it neat and tidy means it should be formatted in points, there should not be any grammatical mistakes and make sure that there is plenty of space in the sheet.

8. And at last, include your IT skills and the speaking languages in which you are comfortable.

The Do's & Don'ts of Curriculum Vitae Writing
CV Writing Tips

Don’ts of CV Writing:

  1. Do not include irrelevant personal information like age, religion, or nationality.

2. Do not write the CV as a paragraph. It should be written in bullet points under proper headings.

3. Do not write about unnecessary references or irrelevant references.

4. Do not make grammatical errors; you may be perfect in English but being a human makes a manual error. So, try proofreading before sending the CV.

5. Do not lie, HR managers are very well experienced in catching the lies, and other than the experience, they are very well at doing their job on background checks.

6. Do not add any negative information such as failure in start-ups, being late, or not handling something.

7. Do not mention the commercial part on your resume. All mention about salary and rewards should be kept hidden until the recruiter asks for it.

8. Do not add complicated words. Keep it easy, short and simple!


A professional resume attracts the recruiter to go through the whole resume. Moreover, the above-recommended tips help you to make a professional resume.

Do not overload your resume with unnecessary stuff that is not all matching with the job profile.

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