The Latin phrase Curriculum Vitae (CV) translates into English as something like "the race of life". In a competitive job market in which people are defined by what they do, this translation makes perfect sense: a good CV can give you an immensely valuable head start in the race that is your working life.
Start with contact details:When writing a CV, keep it simple, clear and in order. The employer needs to be able to see who you are and clearly see your education and work history. It needs to be typed in a readable font which is consistent throughout. The layout needs to show clear headings, dates and grades. If it looks messy, it will end up in the bin.
Keep it neat and small:A dirty or rather an unorganized CV will land either in a trash can or a recycle-bin. Like a user-friendly product, the CV also needs to be reader-friendly. If you think creating confusion can increase your chances of getting shortlisted, better think twice. Along with you there are too many others who would have also applied for the same job. The employer would prefer to go through all the CVs, so as to not miss out on the ideal candidate. If you are writing a novella then they have other reading options. Write short and crisp sentences Long sentences are difficult to read and understand. Use punctuation marks properly to keep your sentences short and crisp.
English and Grammar
While you are preparing / formatting your CV in a word processing software like MS Word / Open Office don’t forget to use the built in Spell Check and Grammar Checking tools