When it’s come to job searching, your CV is a predominant document. Building it right, will help to shine across all the other CV’s to the recruiter’s eye, getting it wrong you might face rejection after rejections every time. By the time of creating a CV for your suitable job position, there is a tips to focus and follow. Selecting a proper CV format is a crucial step for job hunters. The following shows the 7 tips to follow, when writing a successful CV:

1. Selecting the best CV Format:

The Modern recruiter and HR white collars has constricted standard CV formats into 3 types. The ideal format for the CV depends on the education qualification and work experience of the candidate. The following shows the current CV formats types used by job seekers with current trend:

Chronological (Reverse Chronological):

This type of formats helps the recruiters or HR professionals to find the most recent work experience is relevant to the applied position. In addition it indicates that the job seeker had an ordinary career without work gaps or terminations


This format will pictures you in terms of your skills and abilities that is relevant for the applied job. Moreover this format removes the focus on your work experience and helps to demonstrate the readiness to perform the job responsibilities.

Combination (Hybrid):   

This format is a mixture of chronological and functional. This is the most common format followed by the majority of the job seekers. This format begins with a profile – summary or qualifications leading with key skills and end with a detailed work experience section. This foreground your professional skills with work experience to recruiting professionals.

2. Managing your CV pages:

A resume should be within 1 – 3 pages based on your experience and professional qualification background. Keeping a CV simple and in an easy to read front is major task to consider by the job seeker. Considering the page size is a fundamental (A4 size). The following shows the pages in a CV and the informations to include.

One Page CV

This is to be followed by the new graduates or a candidate with a short time period of working experience. One page CV is long sufficient to exhibit the abilities, achievements and qualifications. One page resumes is ideal for new graduates, contemporary students and professionals with less than 1 year experience.

Two Page CV

If you have work experience for long time period (Less than 5 years) in the industry or a particular field, then your resume should be two pages or longer, based  on the experience. This is specially required when applying for the senior roles (Executive/ Snr .Executive). The two pages of CV gives a particular space to reveal your achievements and work history.

Three Page CV

Three pages or longer CV is best for the applicant of the senior management roles, government employees or Candidate with more than 5+ years of work experience. Longer CV are preferred for some particular industries and professions. This could provide an in-depth detail about the candidate with their prior experience, qualifications and added skills.

3. Information that has to be avoided:

Salary information

Avoid using this type of mistakes. By including salary requirements on your CV, you might portray a false impression or create barrier from the job you’re applying. In case you have mentioned your salary scale on your Curriculum Vitae that is lesser than the employers allocated salary budget, this mark yourself as cheap or lacks in experience candidate by the recruiters or HR professionals. This could narrow the negotiation between employer and you at the later stage of hiring process.

Providing non- essential personal information’s

Employers doesn’t need any personal information other than your Name, D.O.B, Address and Contact information (Including Email address). Avoid using height, weight, hobbies, Interest and other political affiliations and Influences on your professional document (CV).

4. Emphasize your negative Element

Avoid mentioning your negative side, since your CV is a professional document that assist you as a candidate. Try to display your ability positively and try focus on telling you have done or in the process of achieving. Eschew any negative experience or trying explain them on the professional document.

5. Avoid Insignificant Achievements:

In case of mentioning achievements the major part should be relevant to the job. Many candidates include there minor achievements that happened in their life. The term achievement should reflects the achievements of candidate emerging from their work experience (Eg: implementing a new idea that could improve things, implementing new procedures, received an award, achieving a given target or a project).

6. Mentioning relevant skills:

Out of all other tips, tailoring the CV to a certain type roles could give a separate focus of recruiters towards yourself. Keep in mind that you’re trying to sell yourself as a perfect match for the applied vacancy. Make sure that your skills and work experience tie up with job you’re applying for.

7. Avoid fake information:

Evade lies and making false claims. Due to the emergence of Digital era it is an easy task to extract personal information of the candidate through online. The current Digital age could provide a personal information from different digital platforms (LinkedIn / Instagram/ Facebook). So provide, truthful and verifiable informations possible. According to the researches shows one in five employers rejects candidates based on their online activity. (Source: People Management)


The above mentioned tips shows the things to include and avoid while writing your CV. This could help your CV to be a winner and could carry yourself towards the recruiters and employers. Try not to bulk your CV with unnecessary information’s, it makes employers difficult to read and know how good you are.