Tuesday, December 17, 2013

(CV)Curriculum vitae




Curriculum vitae which came into use in daily discourse in the early 20th century literally means course of life. In technical terms it is a brief account of a person's education, qualifications, and previous occupations, typically sent with a job application.
Its necessity and importance
In the modern world of business and hard competition the managers has not enough time to go through all the degrees and certificates of the candidates. They cast a cursory glance at the brief account that is called CV and select the few persons they think fit for the job.
It has become an essential part of professional life. It is a brief account of the educational and professional qualifications. It consists of all the personal and professional information. The companies often demands only CV now and evaluate the abilities of candidates. It saves time of the employer. Often written on one page CV portrays a comprehensive picture of the person. The reader becomes aware of the qualifications of the person he is going to hire. It is also called resume. The American uses the word Resume for CV.
Lay out
It is a special document which can make or mar the career. That is why it is very necessary to be extra careful and conscious while composing a CV. It should have an attractive look and symmetry.  A well written CV creates a good impression on the reader. It should be well written and include all the necessary detail in a logical manner.
Different Sections
Personal information
It can be divided into different sections. The first section often describes the personal details as name address, date of birth, nationality, place of birth and identity card number. 
Educational Information
The second section expresses the education. The section is divided into two parts. First describes the academic qualifications and the second professional qualifications in details.
Trainings and Research
The third section includes description of computer trainings. The fourth section includes the professional training and research work of the related fields.  You can write the account of foreign visits and trainings also in this section. The last section often describes the references. In this way it becomes a brief and comprehensive account of the life.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Using exact words for the Resume and Interview

The first impression is the last impression. The resume is the first impression of your personality. If it is well written using the appropriate and correct vocabulary, it will be your ambassador and will reveal your good personality to the employer. The style and writing format aside words are the most important element of resume. Selection of words should be conscious and exact. The resume is introduction of your personality through paper while interview is your evaluations by words of mouth along with your body language. Carefully measured words chosen thoughtfully help you to impress the person managing your interview. Random diversions from one point to other are the tactics of the interviewers and you should be aware of all the acrobatic twists and turns of the language. It is effluence of vocabulary that comes in handy in such situations. Here is a list that can help you in writing a good resume. The same list would help you to express your ideas and your skills in an interview.
Honest
innovative
logical
loyal
mature
methodical
motivated
objective
outgoing
personable
pleasant
positive
practical
productive
reliable
advise
allocate
analyzed
applied
approved
arbitrated
arranged
assisted
attained
blended
brought
built
carried out
catalogued
changed
classified
collaborated
compared
completed
computed
conceived
conducted
constructed
consulted
contracted
controlled
cooperated
coordinated
corrected
counseled
created
performed
pioneered
planned
prepared
presented
presided
processed
programmed
promoted
provided
purchased
raised
recommended
recorded
recruited
rectified
redesigned
repaired
replaced
restored
reversed
reviewed
revised
saved
screened
selected
serviced
set up
solved
sorted
sparked
specified
started
stimulated
strengthened
summarized
supervised
supported
systematized
justified
led
localized
located
maintained
managed
mechanized
merged
moderated
motivated
negotiated
opened
operated tested
trained
transacted
transcribed
transformed
tripled
upgraded
validated
varied
verified
vitalized
won
write


accurate
active
adaptable
adept
broad-minded
competent
conscientious
creative
dependable
determined
diplomatic
discreet
efficient
energetic
enterprising
enthusiastic
experienced
fair
firm
genuine
Accomplished
administered

dealt
decided
decreased
defined
delegated
derived
designated
detected
developed
devised
directed
discovered
distributed
documented
doubled
edited
encouraged
engineered
enlarged
escalated
established
estimated
evaluated
examined
expanded
experienced
explored
facilitated
finalized
formulated
founded
functioned
governed
grouped
guided
handled
harmonized
harnessed
headed
identified
implemented
improved
increased
indexed
initiated
inspected
installed
instituted
interpreted
introduced
invented
investigated
originated
overcame
perceived
Trustworthy
made


This list of verbs and adjectives really works when one is at doldrums to think of a word to express his instant response. It might be learned and used by all who want to write a good resume and want to succeed in a challenging interview.