C.V Format — Presentation and Formulation

CV PRESENTATION:

To capture the recruiter’s interest and make your CV easier to read, pay attention to the presentation of your CV and be as clear as possible.

  • Follow these basic rules:
  • Well spaced out and coherent style
  • Titles and sub-titles show graphical hierarchy
  • Clearly identified headings: underlines, frames, capitals, etc.
  • Maximum of 3 pages
  • Minimum 2-cm margins
  • Font: 10-point font size – Arial and Tahoma are the most often used

CV FORMULATION:

Be clear and concise. Get straight to the point, and cut out useless words. Use short sentences or phrases.

A few tips: 

  • Add a title to your CV, such as “Junior Business Analyst,” “Certified Business Analyst,” or “Business Systems Analyst.”
  • Use bullet lists instead of complete sentences: “Developed requirements specifications” instead of “I developed requirements specifications.”
  • Stick to one idea per sentence.
  • Use action words:
    > Coordinate, evaluate, support, act, transpose, transmit
    > Validate, develop, implement, set up
  • Use technical terms: “data mapping,” “business intelligence tools,” “detailed functional specifications,” “object-oriented modelling,” etc.
  • Clearly identify dates. Never specify days, while months are only relevant for experiences of short duration.
  • Avoid unnecessary details: unrelated job experience, languages you are not fluent in, irrelevant software, student work experience if you already have business analysis experience, etc.

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