STUDYLAND ADVICE FOR MAKING A HIGH-PERFORMANCE CV
The CV is the essential document in your search for an internship or a job. It is the synthesis of your experiences and your personality. It allows the recruiter to understand who you are and makes him/her want to know more about you during an interview. It is important to pay particular attention to it in order to make it personal and effective! To help you in your approach, Studyland gives you the keys to a good CV. The advice of our experts may vary from country to country. Pour vous aider dans votre démarche, Studyland vous donne les clés d’un bon CV. Les conseils de nos experts peuvent varier en fonction des pays.
THE ELEMENTS OF FORM
The CV should make the recruiter want to read it. It must be structured, airy and uncluttered so that it is easy to read when processing applications. The recruiter must be able to clearly identify essential information. Don't hesitate to put a few elements in bold to highlight a position, a result or a company name. Opt for a standard font and, above all, one that is identical throughout the document. The colours chosen should not be too aggressive, nor too pale so as not to affect the proper reading of your CV. Colours are the touch that will reveal your personality to the recruiter, but they should be used with subtlety.
FOR YOUR CV, SOBRIETY OR ORIGINALITY?
It all depends on the company, the position and the sector of activity chosen. Depending on your professional desires, you can write your CV in a more or less original way. However, creativity is a risk-taking exercise. You should also bear in mind that a nice shape won't make up for a bad background. The background should always come before the form. Finally, your CV should fit on a single page in order to be synthetic. We strongly recommend that you send your CV in PDF format. Enfin, votre CV doit tenir sur une seul page afin d’être synthétique. Pour l’envoi de votre CV, le format PDF est fortement conseillé.
One of the most important elements of the content of your CV is spelling. The slightest misspelling reflects a negative image of the candidate. This can be seen as a lack of rigour and attention. The recruiter will not take the risk of tarnishing the company's image in the eyes of his interlocutors, as a candidate may be concerned about his communication with others.
Our recruitment experts advise you to select your information strategically. The objective is to enhance your experiences in a positive way. Mainly choose your professional experience according to the sector of activity that interests you
A photo is not mandatory for your CV, especially when applying in Quebec. The photo must be professional, such as a passport photo format. It is only recommended that you use your photos on social networks. If you choose to put a photo on your CV, it must add value to your application.
THE TITLE OF YOUR CV
Your CV must absolutely contain a title. It will set the framework for your expertise. It is therefore the element that should catch the recruiter's eye directly. The title must reflect the position for which you are applying. When you apply with Studyland, the title of the position you are applying for, as well as the duration and dates of your internship, must be included.
YOUR CONTACT DETAILS
In this section, we need to find your name, first name, phone number, email address and also your city and country. This information about the candidate allows the recruiter to contact you easily.
YOUR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Like the training section, the information must also be given from the most recent to the oldest. For each of these experiences, you must show: the months in which your internship began and ended and the duration in months. Information about the company, such as the title of the position held, the name of the company and its location (city, country) is also essential. Finally, the assignments carried out in line with your objectives and the results obtained will demonstrate your level of expertise more pertinently.
This is the ideal place to talk about your extra-curricular activities, your passions, what you like to do after your university day. Some of your interests may be related to a particular trade or industry. This is a good opportunity to talk about one of your activities. You will be able to demonstrate one of your qualities through this experience. To highlight them, specify your level, the number of years you have been practicing, and your role within an association. However, you will need to be able to talk about them precisely so that they are relevant during your interview.
You should introduce a short description of who you are, your skills and key qualities. This will demonstrate who you are and why this job is right for you. This part allows the recruiter to better understand your personality and to read your entire CV.
Within this section, this is the perfect place to indicate your language proficiency. It is important to be transparent about your language levels. For example, you can use the following notation: beginner (A1-B1), intermediate (B1-B2), professional (C1) or fluent (C2). In this section you will also find the students' computer skills. Highlight your mastery of office software, graphic design and other software needed in your future job.
You must present your training courses chronologically from the most recent to the oldest. Each course must indicate the entry and completion dates, the year of graduation, and information about the school. It is also useful to include a description of the training course followed.