How to Make an Effective Resume (CV) 2021

To get success for a Job or a Scholarship will not be proceed without an Effective Curriculum Vitae (CV). Sometimes, its very hard for some students to make an Effective Resume. Today I am going to share some useful tips about writing effective CVs and Resumes particularly for the academic purposes. Here we are going to learn How to Make an Effective Resume (CV) 2021?

There are different CV formats respective to each country/university. However, they all share nearly similar information writing styles.

Let’s Start to Make your CV Effective!

  1. Always start by providing your personal details including your name, contact, nationality and gender.
    • Don’t play with the font size. Make your CV Easy to Read. Bigger font sizes make it hard and cause distraction.
  2. Write a little summary about yourself (recommended).
    • Include your major accomplishments here. You can also add your skills. (1 to 2 lines).
    • You have to write your accomplishments that are relevant to the position you are applying for
      • For example, if you have done a research project on the topic that you are going to study. You can also write about the awards that you won.

  1. Mention your experience here, starting with the most recent ones. Make sure whatever you write is relevant to the scholarship program which you are applying for. And do not go into too many details about your past experience.
    • If you don’t have professional experience, you can add about your internships in this section.
    • Always add your responsibilities and accomplishments in that company/organization. Make 3-4 bullet points. Also, explain if you had supervised a group of people (to show that you are a team player), how did your contributions impacted the organization and the appreciations you received.
    • Include these details with some numbers. This way you can attract the attention of the organization.
      • Take these as examples, the plan was to complete a research project in 5 months and I completed in 2, I was awarded as the best internee of the month, I represented my organization in a conference.
  1. You can also add an additional information section, where you can write about the conferences, certificates and presentations that you have given
    • Make sure to write only those who are relevant to the scholarship program you are applying for. Do not bombard them with a lot of information which is not useful to scholarship committee.
    • As mentioned above, they will not ask for the proof, but don’t just write any conference that you attended, make sure that whatever you are writing, exists in real life.
  2. You can also place your IELTS/TOFEL test score at the bottom, stating individual bands in each module because sometimes they need to see individual scores. If you don’t have the results, you can skip this part or write about the English proficiency letter stating that you received your education in English.

Do remember, that presentation is the first thing which will matter to the reader in first look.

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