How to Write a CV

What is CV?

The full form of CV is Curriculum Vitae. In English, the words Curriculum and Vitae are derived from Latin. The word Curriculum means Course / s and Vitae means Life. So Curriculum Vitae means Courses of life, which in Bengali can be called biography. The other two English terms in the biography are Biodata and Resume. However, there is a difference between Resume, CV and Biodata.

13 things you should always include in a CV

1. Contact Address: In this part the candidate will write his contact address. In case of modern communication, mobile or e-mail number is required.

2. Objective: In this part, the candidate will be able to briefly express his / her future goal or career advancement in keeping with the job or position for which he / she is sending 'CV'.

3. Educational Qualifications: In this part the candidate will provide all the information to get the certificate of his various educational qualifications. For example, the name of the school, college or university and the year in which the certificate has been obtained should be neatly written in columns so that they can be read easily.

4. Scholarship: If the candidate has received any scholarship or scholarship in his / her academic life then it should be recorded under this title.  No one needs this title if they have no such achievement.

5. Working Experience: Under this title, the candidate will record any experience in his / her field of work. Experience is valued almost everywhere in the modern workplace. The candidate should provide details of his experience in detail. There is no need to include this title if someone has absolutely no work experience.

6. Computer Skill: In the modern age, computer skills are considered very important in the workplace. So the candidate has to mention what kind of skills he has in his computer.

7. Training Experience: Candidates should mention if they get any training anywhere. Where is the duration of the training, what is the training, these issues need to be mentioned in detail.

8. Language Skill: The language skills of the candidate should be recorded in this title. There are four levels of skill. Reading, writing, listening speech. If a language has these four skills, it is called ‘High Proficiency’ (High Proficiency).

If one has very little knowledge of any language then it is called 'Rudimentary' or rudimentary knowledge. If one has middle level knowledge then it is called Intermediate (Intermediate) or middle level knowledge. These issues need to be written in detail.

9. Publication: If a candidate has any publication i.e. if he has written any book or if any of his writings have been published in the newspaper then they should be mentioned in detail. If someone does not have such a publication, then he does not need to give this title.

10. Professional Membership: If the candidate is a member of any professional organization or club then it should be mentioned under this heading. Keep in mind that there are many reputable clubs or organizations that require a number of qualifications to become a member.  Therefore, being a member of a good organization is considered as a special qualification.

11. Interest / Hobby: How a candidate chooses to spend his leisure time reveals the personality or lifestyle of that person. In their spare time, some like to listen to music, some like to draw pictures, some like to visit relatives, some like to take care of the garden, etc. These topics are mentioned in this title.

12. Personal Details: This title is the most important part of ‘CV’. It contains detailed information about the person such as name, father's name, mother's name, permanent address, date of birth, gender, marital status, religion, nationality etc.

13. Reference: This is a very important title.  Under this heading, the name, address, phone number, etc. of one or more high-ranking persons known to the candidate should be mentioned so that the hiring authority can contact that person to know about the candidate.  References are especially important in some jobs. It must be in all types of CV.

Lastly, the candidate must have signature. The full name will be in parentheses below the signature.  When composing a CV on a computer, you have to compose the full name with parentheses and sign it in black ink with a copy or any other pen just above it in the print copy. There may be a date next to the signature.
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