Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A résumé (North America), also known as a curriculum vitæ (CV) (Elsewhere), is a document that contains a summary or listing of relevant job experience and education, usually for the purpose of obtaining an interview when seeking employment. Often the résumé or CV is the first item that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker, and therefore a large amount of importance is often ascribed to it. [Wikipidea]

Always thought that it's just the admin part of employment. Only today i realise how important those pieces of paper are.

2 girls. 2 CV. I was asked for an opinion.

First thing that is natural is to see the Applicants' picture. It helps if u're good looking. Seriously. Who doesnt want someone who's an eye candy working in the same office? It may seem superficial but if all as remains equal, it will boil down to the looks.

Anws, just a decent picture will do. Do smile. If u hv nice teeth, by all means. If not, u noe, i noe. You musnt look like a terrorist. Nor must u look like a psycho. Look decent. Remember: First impression. Your picture in your CV should not be the same as the one u use for your Online Dating or Facebook account. It simply irritates the employer. Or in my case, certainly irritated me.

After the picture, i would read the things u write. The way your write speaks a lot about u. The layout of the CV speaks alot about u. It shows how much effort u put in. It shows how much u want the job. The ink on the paper too play a part. Remember: How much effort u put in shows me how much u want the job.

And if ure applying, for instance, a job in data entry ........ tell me what i want to hear. Say that ure good with computers, Microsoft word, Excel etc. Telling me u used to work as a McDelivery boy or a PizzaHut cashier will only make me laugh. But as ive realised, what is good is to first tell the employers what they want to hear and then, add your past work experiences etc. So at least i would know that u have what it takes to do the job and at the same time, ur experience as a PizzaHut cashier may come in useful in some other aspects

So once u convinced me(through ur CV) that u deserve to be given a shot, you may proceed to the dreaded next stage: THE INTERVIEW. Now i realise, the interview isnt really that scary. The employers know u have what it takes. Just convince them in person, answer whatever additional things they might want to ask, and hope the other guy eyeing the same job position cock up his interview.

And my tuesday nights have been occupied. Im teaching the kid from upstairs. Ive informed the parents' of the kids i teach that once i start schooling, i would have to see if i can still continue to perform this juggling act of mine.

Till next time!

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