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HOW TO PREPARE A PERFECT CV

OBJECTIVE: To get hired

Now that the objective has been determined, how do you fit your entire life story on to one sheet of paper?

When looking to hire employees, companies are not looking to read a book about you. Most resumes are one page long and include six main sections.


THE TOP SIX:

  1. BIO: this section consists of very general information including: name, address, email, phone number, date of birth, and martial status

  2. EDUCATION: this is where all degrees and any relevant licenses are noted. Here you list from most recent to least. For example if you studied a second degree you would first list this following by your first degree. Every time you list a new degree you should include: where the degree is from, the year in which you started and finished the degree, followed by your final GPA.

  3. WORK EXPERIENCE: like the education section, here you should list all jobs according to most recent to least. If you have worked four jobs then you should life the fourth job first, followed by the third job, etc. Each job should include the name of the work followed by a short description of what skills were required of you.
    ** One major difference to resumes in Israel is including your military service. This is a very important aspect to Israeli resumes as everyone here goes through compulsory military service.

  4. RELEVANT SKILLS: this section is one of the most important sections in the resume. This section allows you to display any sort of particular talents you might have that are relevant to the job. Some examples include: computer literacy, communication, and languages.

  5. INTERESTS: this section allows you to let the employer know a little bit more about yourself on a personal level. Up until now, the structure of the resume is pretty standard. This is the section where you can express yourself and let the employer know about any interesting hobbies or travel experiences you might have had in the past.

  6. REFERENCES: many employers are interested in finding out more about potential employees through references. References can include anyone that is not related to you and preferably that you have worked for or with in the past such as an old boss or colleague.

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