CV Tailoring and Preparation Tips for Freshers

CV Tailoring and Preparation Tips for Freshers

It’s often said that ‘Knowledge is light’. When it comes to facing an interview, there are a lot of aspects that require knowledge and expertise. The most important step to crack any job interview is to prepare an impressive, winning CV that will showcase your subject expertise efficiently. Many times, you get stuck on creating the best CV because you don’t land up on the proper guidance source.

So, here we are providing a revised, useful and crisp yet comprehensive review of crucial tips for prepping up well for acing the dream job








There is a fine difference between a CV and a Resume. The common yet important characteristics of both are as follows:

A CV is identified as-

  1. Descriptive
  2. Static
  3. It should include all the achievements in chronological order. 
  4. It should be as much self-explanatory
  5. It must cover one’s entire career path
  6. Depending on the amount of experience,  CV can range from 2 to 8 pages

A resume is-

  1. Highly customizable
  2. Short and crisp
  3. One page max 

So, now there is a basic understanding of what do you require to send for a job application. So, let us dive deep into the other important aspects of building up a perfect CV. While sending job applications as fresher, you need to remember that there are thousands of fresher applicants who are already in the long queue of getting selected. So, you require to stay crisp, to-the-point and unique, that will stand out of all the other applications.

For achieving such, let us see quickly the sections that are needed to be added in a fresher’s CV-

  1. Full name
  2. Contact details
  3. Professional title/ resume summary or objective
  4. Research the area of interests
  5. Education (chronological order, avoid tabulating these details)
  6. Publications (both academic papers and books)
  7. Teaching or lecturing experience or any sort of internships/training
  8. Conferences and courses
  9. Skills
  10. Certificates
  11. Languages known
  12. Grants of fellowships
  13. References

To this part, you are done making a proper fresher’s CV. Now let us ponder onto the basic, silly mistakes to avoid. 

  1. Do not commit grammatical errors and typos.
  2. Do not include more than what is required.
  3. Do not share incorrect or outdated information.
  4. Do not use the same CV everywhere.
  5. Do not use make your CV too wordy.
  6. Do not add inappropriate social media profiles.
  7. Do not use unprofessional fonts and colours.

Apart from all of these, make sure that a cover letter is added along with the CV for job application.

If all of the above-mentioned tips are properly made use of, then, you are sure of getting selected in the job that you want to get interviewed for.

All the best! 






Written By

Deepanwita Kundu

Bagging two masters degree, Deepanwita is passionate about counselling people. She loves to discover new ways to ease the struggle of new generation students and professionals in their career path.


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