The information, layout and format your CV has can make all the difference. Even though there’s no magic formula for the perfect one, we’ll give you ten rules of thumb to make sure yours stands out.
A CV (from the Latin curriculum vitae for “course of life”) is a job application document that summarizes not only our work experience and education but also our hard skills (which we’ve acquired through studies and work), our soft skills (qualities like working well in teams, creativity and others), interests, objectives, hobbies and other details that should add value to the role on offer.
The digital revolution in recent years has changed not only how we search for jobs but also how we write and present our CV. In some countries, printed CVs are now a thing of the past. Digital CVs are a growing trend all over the world because they’re eco-friendly and make processing applicants’ personal information easier. Also, we tend to use job portals, company websites, social networks like LinkedIn and HR managers' email addresses to share them.
A perfect CV that will please all job recruiters is a daunting task. However, there are some things we should keep in mind to stand out and move closer to our next career goal. Here are 10 tips on writing a solid CV:
Last but not least, be sure of your skills so that the job you apply for or the career you choose are right for you. Whatever your case may be, use the career orientation tool by Santander SmartBank, Smart Talent Scanner (in Spanish), to find out what career is the right fit for you.