Congratulations on graduating from university! Now it's time to start your job search. But before you start sending out your job application, you need to have a quality CV (otherwise also commonly referred to as a resume albeit with some differences). And it's important to make sure that your CV (resume) is top notch. In Pakistan, a well-written CV can make all the difference between landing the best jobs with the top companies.
In this blog post, we'll share tips on how to write a CV that will impress hiring managers across some of the leading companies in Pakistan.
A CV, or curriculum vitae, is a document that summarizes your educational, professional, and personal background. It is an essential tool for job seekers, as it allows you to showcase your skills and experience to potential employers.
In Pakistan, a CV is typically the first thing that an employer will see, so it's important to make sure that it makes a good impression. A well-written CV will show that you're qualified for the job, that you're a professional, and that you're someone that potential employers would want to work with. Think of this document as one which can helps differentiate yourself from competition and can lead you to get your first interview.
Here are some tips on how to write a CV that will land you your dream job in Pakistan:
Personal: This should tell me a bit about who you are and what your ambitions and professional goals are.
Work Experience: Highlight your the key responsibilities and tasks you took on in other jobs and ideally showcase what you learned or achieved in those roles.
Educational Background: A snapshot of where you studied, degrees or certifications you earned, and what courses you took should be sufficient.
Interests and Extra-curriculars: Companies also like to know what you are all about, after all they are hiring you as the person you are. Anything that you care about or spend more time doing is fair game, e..g playing sports, being part of social causes, etc.
In addition to your education, skills and experience, it's also important to tell your story in your CV. This means sharing your personal and professional goals, as well as your unique selling points. At the end of the day, while employers hire people to do a job for them, they are also hiring people that can enhance the environment of their organization.
Your story should be clear, concise, and engaging. Be authentic and true to who you are and don’t oversell. Your CV should give potential employers a sense of who you are as a person and why you're a good fit for the job and the company. For more details refer to some of these articles: Improve Your Résumé by Turning Bullet Points into Stories and Storytelling: The Secret Formula For An Engaging Resume
By following these tips, you can write a CV that will land you your dream job in Pakistan. So what are you waiting for? Set your CV today!
A summary of the tips to help you find the best jobs in Pakistan.