Writing a CV can be different slightly different from other writings for it will depend on the position you are applying. Below are some of the important guidelines that you need to follow while drafting a resume and that your employer get impress at the very first look and shortlist you.

1. Keep it neat. Start by selecting a template online or through the templates available in Microsoft Word (i.e. basic CV template, specific job or profession specific one). Organize your data written the most important information at the top and the least at the bottom.

2. Contact information first. Never forget to place your contact details in the top of your resume. Do not forget to write your full name, home address, email address and telephone number. Once your CV is shortlisted, the first thing employers do is give you a call. However, if your contact details are embedded elsewhere in your resume, you will lose your chance to become a candidate for the post.

3. Keep it straight to the point. Provide a target while writing. This is also known as CV Personal Profile, in which he explained briefly his career goal. Write a brief statement to inform the employer of the position you are applying. Are you applying for a supervisory role, managerial or entrepreneur?

4. Highlight your skills. Enter your main skills in the summary section of your resume skills. If you are submitting online, include keywords and avoid writing skills long description. Some search engines only picking specific keywords, which give opportunities to get thin response to the employer if the summary is misleading your skills.

5. Emphasize your work experience. Give a demonstration of their skills in writing his work experience in the field. Some employers give more attention to weight and work experiences of ratings. Therefore, it is important that you provide a summary of your work experience with focus on achievements.

6. Put your academic qualifications. Provide your education fund in descending chronological order. Start from the most recent training (i.e. college) and then to the most basic education who have achieved.

7. Keep it short. Keep it short and simple. Employers do not take too much time reading a lengthy resume. Therefore, try not to go beyond two pages by placing only the most relevant data about you that you think will qualify for the position you are applying for. Leave some other experiences for your interview.

8. Write short and crisp sentences. Remember that longer sentences are hard to read and can sometime be misleading to the employer. Therefore, write brief and easy to understand sentence with weight and determination. Use proper punctuation and avoid spelling and grammar errors.

9. Avoid unnecessary details. Cut less important details that employers do not need to know about, like his father and his mother, the number of children you have in your family, and many more.

10. Avoid abbreviations. Do not use abbreviation. These create a negative feeling on your employer. You must also understand that the HR people and your employer are not experts in all areas, thus minimizing the possibility of having you CV dumping.

So these are some of the basic guidelines that you need to follow while writing your resume. Once you follow them you will how successfully you start getting callings from HR for the job you are looking for. So just chill and write your resume according to these guidelines.

Author's Bio: 

Neelam Kumari is an experienced job counselor with keen interest in writing. At present, she is spreading her experience by writing articles on topic related to job placement consultants, how to write a CV and others.