A CV is the first piece of information your employer would seek to know more about you and its the only information they have, which means a CV can make or break your interview even before you actually face one. It determines your interview and all your technical questions are based on what you have written in your CV. 
“Their is no one CV perfect for all roles” and you ought to update your CV according to the job role to which you have applied. For Example, a company hiring you as a new editor isn’t interested in your knowledge of programming language. Let the employer know every thing that could be helpful like experience, hobbies which could be helpful for the firm's welfare or can help you score in an interview. Here are a few pointers to follow broken down into relevant sections of a well structured CV.
General Information 
  • Give a brief about yourself in short giving every essential detail which is required. 
  • Inform different ways you can reached (Address, Ph no., Email,etc) with an alternative one where applicable.
  • Write a good personal statement (Brief of your self) this is an important segment in the CV. 
  • In personal statement write about related experiences, work flexibility and dedication.
An example of  a short personal statement:
"A computer engineer trained and placed with a top MNC with an experience of 4 years. Working on similar projects from 1 year and have ability to adapt quickly. Creativity can be an aid to companies innovative approach and culture."

Education / Qualifications

CV Writing Tips
  • List all your educational achievement and certificates in your university related to your field.
  • Add additional experiences such as internship or training undertake and the company/organization where this was undertaken.
  • List most recent qualification first followed by previous qualifications.


Work Experiences 
  • Enlist all your work experiences from most recent to your first role.
  • List any major achievements in any company.
Other information
  • Give information about your interest and hobbies. 
  • Tell about languages known and places(countries) you worked at.
  • This section describes you as a person and portraits you to your employer.
    
Do's & Don'ts
  • CV examples hiringplugAlways be aware of what you claim. Any experiences, awards and positions cited should hold true.
  • Do not write a CV in paragraphs. Always keep bullet points for sections in a  CV  
  • Do not mention why you left your job or why you need this job. There is a cover letter, where you can state your motivation or intent to apply for the job.
  • Never use fancy fonts, coloured backgrounds or excessive use of photographs. A single photograph is suitable only if deemed necessary.
  • Do pay emphasis on your language, grammar because it reflects your dedication towards getting employed and how serious you are towards your CV.
  • Do specify some personal interests which you think can enhance your chances of landing an interview
  • Do keep your CV short and simple as possible. Elaborate CV's do not necessarily mean better candidates. As Novo resume, an online resume builder has illustrated by building a CV for Elon Musk in a single page has proved less is more.

 
Tips For Writing
  • Always follow a sequence while writing, a general rule of thumb to follow a sequence would be, Personal information >personal statement > education > work& experience > hobbies.
  • Aim to deliver a professional impression on the reader.
  • If you were to read your CV as an employer, and if you just had a minute to shortlist it, would you shortlist it? Recruiters go through several CV's in a day and the most captivating are those that are skillfully written. Since the 'title' and 'personal statement'
  • Always revise your CV, twice before sending it to the employer.
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