January 31, 2018


Every industry has its own lingo. But business school jargon may be especially perplexing. Here are some terms

1. PAR

Used to describe accomplishments on a resume or to answer interview questions. PAR stands for ‘Problem, Action, Result’. You would talk about the problem, then you would dig into the actions that you took to help solve the problem, and then you would finally close with the end result that you specifically made.

2. Blue Ocean and Red Ocean

This term is a “nerdy” way of describing a market that has yet to be chummed up with competitors or great whites. Red ocean is a market chummed up with competitors and man-killing sharks.

3. Three Cs

This term is based on the business model developed by Kenichi Ohmae. The three Cs analyses how the dynamics of customer, competition, and corporation lead to strategic advantage.


An acronym for a McKinseycreated data analysis concept called ‘mutually exclusive, completely exhaustive’. For example, categorising people by age group would be MECE. That’s because no one can appear in more than one category and all the categories together cover all the options.

5. Herbie

In the 1984 novel The Goal, written by business consultant Eliyahu M Goldratt, a boy named Herbie is on a Boy Scout hike and ends up holding up the rest of the troops. So “Herbie” has become synonymous for “bottleneck,” or the thing that’s holding people up.

August 2, 2017

Content And Structure Of An Outstanding CV

Option 1 for the English CV: reverse chronological order

This means you start with your current activities and work your way back into the past (see example on resume-resource.com ). The arrangement of the sections, so as Education or Professional Experience is variable.
The “reverse chronological” CV makes sense if your Berufweg proceeded linearly, ie without major breaks or fractures.
Entrants should the section Education put in first place, to emphasize the recent study section. 
Less is more. Limit yourself to the information that is relevant for the company.
Particularly important are the successes that you could previously recorded.
Curriculum vitae form

Option 2: functional English CV

Have you worked in several positions with a similar object field, which provides “functional” resume (see example on resume-resource.com ). They allow you to emphasize different skills by you split your skills in different categories. Gaps or vary your posture can be dubbed with this version.

Version 3 of the CV in English: combined

The third option is a mixture of the first two variants: the “combined” CV (see example on docstoc.com ). They allow you to initially emphasize your job-related knowledge and skills and then perform your work experience chronologically.

CV, Resume, Curriculum Vitae?

The content and structure of a good CVLike your resume is, depends on whether you wrote it in the UK or the US and what purpose ( “normal” application or for academic purposes) it serves:
  • UK: Curriculum Vitae
  • USA: (Personal) Resume (also Résuméwritten). Exception: academic applications. There’s Curriculum VitaeCVor Vita.


  • UK: 1-2 pages
  • USA: Resume: A side; Curriculum Vitae / CV / Vita: Since the academic CV includes publications and scientific awards, he may be quiet for longer than a page.


  • United Kingdom: “Curriculum Vitae”
  • USA: The CV does not receive title. From your “personal details” (see next section), you create a custom page header.

Photo and personal data: Personal Details

  • First and Last Name
  • Address / Phone / Mobile / E-mail address
  • Renounce photo, information on age, marital status, religion and origin. Background are the strict laws against discrimination.

Objective: Job/Career Objective (optional)

  • In which position you want to work?
  • What you want to achieve in your new job?
  • What do you expect from a business?

 Profile: Personal Profile/Summary (optional)

Short (two- to three-line) Asking your person, your characteristics, experiences and skills.
Answer the question: What are my main skills and experience for the job to be awarded?

Professional experience: Work / Professional Experience

Here you specify you both employment and internships.Tools for your extraordinary CV
  • Full name of company, location
  • Exact professional or task name
  • Period of employment
  • Call the main achievements ( Achievements ), about awards and successfully drawn on land jobs if they fit about this position. You can also in a separate sub-item Achievements & Accomplishments perform everything suggests special commitment.

High / education, training: Education

  • Name of university, field / fields, subject of the thesis, touch (only if it is good), Title
  • Name of the school and the school type, location, financial statements, note (so)
  • Give only developments that are relevant for the intended job. Did you gaps in your CV, you can training but also use it to close it.

Other skills: Additional skills

  • Languages, Level (see the note translation USA – DE on uni-koeln.de and note translation UK – DE on monster.de )
  • Computer skills, Level
  • License (if relevant to the job)

Hobbies: Personal Interests/Activities

  • Sport
  • Kultur
  • Others
List the hobbies and interests that qualify for your future job and arouse interest.

References: References

The conclusion of the resume form two referees with full contact. These people should know you and be willing to give-back information. Alternatively, you can offer, Nach-Zu Reichen References on request: “References available on request”. However, what is the better option, it is the ghosts.

Additional tips:

  • Ä, ü, ö and ß dissolve!
  • Use Action Verbs instead nouns ( “established xy” instead of “establishment of xy”)
  • Date and signature at the end of the resume are not common.
    Outstanding CV: These 7 tools you have not thought of!
    Course Your CV will stand out from the other candidates.
    Make the most of but one of the myriad tools on the web, in order to create your unique CV!

    7 Tools for your extraordinary CV:

    Google Maps
    Have you ever thought to create your CV with Google Maps? One can make his own map and add points. For example, you would set where did you go to school, what university you attended or where you have completed an internship abroad. An example you can check out here or read more about. Or Create your own map equal.
    You can also use Youtube or a create Video to apply. Still an example and one more thing.
    Conversely, one can avail a video also terminate to. 😉
    You know determines the short, repetitive video. Even so, you create a unique application, see ‘themselves. To find out more you can read here.
    The best Vines were collected here. 🙂
    One can his resume on a board on Pinterest create. For tips on can be found here.
    I have just a funny example found for a resume on Pinterest ! Why not try it?
    Other tools,
    which you can use for your extraordinary CV: Flickr, Instagram or Twitter.
    So far I could not find sample resumes with these tools. Be thou the or the first!
    But someone has shared his passion on Instagram and get a job! Things can move fast! 

    CV – 3 new tools with which you create it can

    A current resume you always need when you’re on the job hunt. And it would be best if he good – if not impressive – looks! I have made myself on the search for the latest tools, with which one can create his resume.Three, I will introduce you briefly:

    Three new tools to help you create your CV can

    sumry – interactively, looks good, useful tracking
    What occurred to me was the first to – cooler CV! It is a mixture of the old-fashioned paper resume as we know it and portfolio pages such asDribbble or Behance. But the best is: you can apply from the program via email and will be informed immediately if the recipient of your application it is open!Bewerbungs tracking! (Times the other way around, no applicant tracking). We know, at least, whether the application has been received and has anyone noticed. And when you see that it was not open and you get a standard rejection, it is at least not so depressing.If the recruiter had opened the application, they would have him like it! 😉 For sumry there is a free version (the branding of the company sumry then remains to be seen). If you want to get rid of the branding and more features want, you can charge upgrade to a different version.
    represent.io – styles, PDF Download, tracking
    represent.io is also a tool with which you can create a digital resume. At first glance, the CV shown as an example looks now not as impressive. But there are some compelling facts: One can different designschoose, you can his resume also download a PDF and there is a tracking ability. This means that you can see exactly how many times your resume is viewed and clicked it was. This tool is generally chargeable.
    resumonk– classic, several variants are possible
    Here you get a few templates for pretty standard-looking resumes. Could be useful if you have a standard CV needs. Basically, this tool is free. But you have to pay something to get rid of the branding resumonk. On something unfortunately often leads it only when one is in the process of creating already in the middle. Either one can be the logo simply it or you paid for it to remove it.
    (Why the company would like to have their branding on your CV? You for sending him to many companies and maybe even friends, so you spread your brand and make almost a bit of advertising for her.)
    Here are a few tips, how to a make modern CV can (interactive, social,…). For example, describes what font you use it.
    And if you a looking for job at a startup, then check startup.me perhaps quite practical: So you can your send the same resume to several startups. startupjob.me sees your resume to, evaluated him and sends him as in a newsletter startups that are just looking for employees.
    Wait! Before you abschickst your CV, could you feedback from others get to, namely crowdvit.ae. You upload your CV here and others can tell you their opinion. The system is based on reciprocity. The more resumes you watch and rate this, the more often your resume is looked uponand you get more feedback. It is also a convenient way to see how other make their resumes. Perhaps one can abschauen something is yes! 

    Apply ‘you with a infographic CV

    We love photos pictures us because we process easily can. So why not to make resume visually appealing and as infographic represent?
    5 tools with which you can easily create an infographic CV:
    from your Linkedin profile is a visually appealing infographic created. An example of how this will look like, is there also shown the same.
    Even with re.vu you transform your Linkedin profile in an infographic.Looks also not bad! What others have done so, you can have view on Pinterest.
    With vizify you can make a CV or a biography based on different account: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram or Foursquare. Is very fast and is something different. (Edit: Was taken off the grid, unfortunately a few days ago.)
    With Resumup you your CV via Facebook or Linkedin create, you can also see all the information even enter and will not have to connect with an account.
    to also a tool to an infographic Create resume. But I find not as appealing as the others mentioned above.
    If you wish to use any of the tools, but still create an infographic CV want:
    With info gram and piktochart ‘s easy to customize any infographics, including a resume. With info gram is a little simpler and faster, but you can not so much to decide and adjust itself. How’s just rather have!
    The Basics to an infographic create resume, pros and cons and other tips you’ll find on this page.
    Another tool to ensure it stands out your CV : resumebaker (but not free).
    And finally, something to marvel:
    This most visually appealing and playful application makes me happy, very inspiring, what you can do!

June 30, 2017

Contents of a good CV or Curriculum Vitae

Cover Letter : A covering letter should be included with every curriculum vitae you send. Your covering letter provides detailed information on why are you are qualified for the job and explains the reasons for your interest in the company. 

A good cover letter must include :
  • The content of your cover letter should be brief and structured, avoid lengthy repetition of information covered in your CV. Unlike a CV, it is acceptable to write a covering letter in the first person.
  • Your letter should address the relevant contact, whose name often appears in the job advert. Avoid Sir or Madam if possible.
  • If you are replying to an advert, say so. Mention job title, any reference number and where and when you saw it.
  • In some cases, an advert will indicate a more substantial letter is required. Always follow a specific instruction and include any information if it is particularly requested, for example, current salary.
  • Briefly, outline your current situation and why you are seeking change. Include current or last job, qualifications and professional and academic training, tailoring your information to make it as relevant as possible to the organization or job applied for.
  • Tell the potential employer a little about themselves to demonstrate you have properly read the advert and that you have done some research into the organization. Also, state why you are interested in them as an employer.
  • You need to succinctly emphasize why an employer may want to meet and employ you. Highlight your transferable skills, achievements and versatility; what you can contribute and what makes you different. Mention personality traits relevant to the role applied for, taking care not to appear too subjective.

Contents in CV
  • Ensure that your CV covering letter flows freely however and does not slavishly match every point on the job description. The reader should be left with an overall impression that you are a potentially valuable addition to the workforce.
  • Negative information of any sort should be avoided in your covering letter as well as CV.
  • Close your letter with a polite expression of interest in further dialogue with the recruiter. Do mention that you would like the opportunity to discuss your suitability further at an interview and that you await a response in due course.
  • Ensure your letter is neatly and clearly presented with no grammatical or spelling errors.
  • Email covering letters should be written in a common font with standard formatting and should emulate a handwritten letter in terms of style.
  • Contact information: At the top of your CV, include your name and contact information (address, phone number, email address, etc.).  Personal information, such as gender, date of birth, marital status, and even names of children, etc are extra information unless asked by the company.
  • Education: This may include college and graduate study. Include the school, college and universities attended, dates of study, and degree received.
  • Honors and Awards: This may include dean's list standings, departmental awards, scholarships, fellowships, and membership in any honours associations.
  • Thesis/Dissertation: Include your thesis or dissertation title. You may also include a brief sentence or two on your paper, and/or the name of your advisor.
  • Research Experience: List any research experience you have, including where you worked, when, and with whom. Include any publications resulting from your research.
  • Work Experience: List relevant work experience; this may include non-academic work that you feel is worth including.   List the employer, position, and dates of employment. Include a brief list of your duties and/or accomplishments.
  • Teaching Experience: List any teaching positions you have held. Include the school, course name, and semester. You may also include any other relevant tutoring or group leadership experience.
  • Skills: List any relevant skills you have not yet mentioned. This may include language skills, computer skills, administrative skills, etc.
  • Publications and Presentations: List any publications you have written, co-written, or contributed to. Include all necessary bibliographic information. You should also include any pieces you are currently working on. Include papers you presented at conferences and/or associations: list the name of the paper, the conference name and location, and the date.
  • Professional Memberships: List any professional associations to which you belong. If you are a board member of the association, list your title.
  • Extracurricular Activities: Include any volunteer or service work you have done, as well as any clubs or organizations to which you have belonged. You can also include any study abroad experiences here if you have not already mentioned them.


17 CV Building Mistakes, which you must avoid

Don’t you wish your CV was so perfect that the moment a recruiting manager goes through it, he decides to hire you?

Don’t you wish you knew exactly what points in your CV will nail the job for you and what will get the CV trashed immediately?

Job-hunting is a truly adventurous process. You are racing against the odds to land that desired, much badly wanted job – and writing a great CV is vital in this race.

CVs are critical as they represent the initial idea of the potential employee to the employer. Hence people may resort to all kind of methods and ways to jazz up their CV, to create that perfect document which will pass all tests.

However, while doing so they may go overboard and be negligent about certain things, which may end up defeating the whole purpose of their CV:

Your CV – your future!
So you can see why it is so important to be aware of what NOT to include in your CV, so that it does not get rejected in the recruitment process, even before it reaches the interview stage.

This is important as statistics show that recruiters spend barely 15-20 seconds on a CV and it is essential that your CV grasps their attention within that time span. In addition, within seconds of posting an ad, hundreds of applications are received and one can imagine how well crafted the CV has to be to capture the attention in such a short time.

So, check out these pointers on what you should never ever include in your CV, so that you can increase the chances of your CV making it through:

1) Unnecessary details:
There is no need for labelling your resumé as resumé and only your name need to be used as file name as managers can distinguish a resume. You also can avoid details such as date when you wrote the resumé. The only dates that need to be quoted are the dates related to your education and employment.

2) Senseless objective or purpose:
The objective of your CV should not be outlandish and unbelievable; rather it should be practical, achievable and matching with your abilities and skill set, else your CV would be thrown into the bin without your credentials even being read. Avoid vague and meaningless objectives such as “looking for a challenging role” or “looking for an environment that lets me utilise my skills completely” is rather vague and gives no indication on what your specific goals and objectives are. A good objective is accurate and specific and talks about the specific profile you are looking to apply for. A good objective will sound something like “A customer support executive with 3 years experience looking to effectively handle customer calls and increase conversions, thereby increasing the top line”.

3) Applying for an unsuitable post:
Applying for a position for which you are not qualified is another thing that you should not do, when you craft your CV.  You may think a certain job looks interesting but if you don’t have the minimum qualifications, the skill set and the experience, you would be best advised not to apply for it. Your application is bound to be ignored and send to the trashcan.

4) Unnecessary personal information:
While a resumé needs you to mention your personal details such as age, sex, marital status, and may be even your hobbies, do not go overboard with your personal likes and dislikes.  No one has the time to read through the details of your personal life, and you may find your application rejected, even if you are qualified for the job. Things such as gender orientation and religious views are apt to be controversial and create conflicts in the minds of people who are screening the applications. Avoid also interesting stuff such as your social life and unorthodox experiences, which may convey a non-serious image. If you do want to include any personal information, use those that would be relevant to your work profile.

5) Irrelevant work experience:
If, in addition to having relevant previous work experience, you also have unrelated work experience, it is best to keep the latter as brief and concise as possible. While it is important that you state all your experience, but if it is not related to the role you are applying for, you need to shorten it, without going into the details of it.  You may have had diverse experiences, but if it has nothing to do with the job you are applying for, then it is a waste of the recruiter’s time. They would wonder, “what has this got to do with this job anyway”, may think you are not serious about the job and discard it.

6) Irrelevant achievements:
 Some people may put anything and everything they have done in life as an achievement; these could be very minor things and not relevant to the job. One candidate actually stated, “I cane first in school long distance running”! If it is about leadership, you can show examples which validate that such as community service, leadership abilities in previous posts held, extra responsibilities, and so on.

7) Excessively lengthy CVs:
Overlooked by many people, this is a sure-shot way to get your resumé trashed. You may have a lot of skills and experience, but if it runs into pages of long stories of the nitty gritties of you did, your recruiters would lose interest in your CV and discard it. Be focussed on what you want to convey through your CV.

Emphasise the key points, which are relevant and vital to your application. Show what you are bringing to the organisation and how you are going to add value.  Keep it brief, but convincing and compelling.  Restrict your CVs to within two pages.

Always remember that more details can be provided during the personal interview. You can keep a detailed account of your experience for your own reference, and for preparation for interview.

8) Incorrect attitude:
A CV can convey all the right or wrong messages, depending on how you look at it. Hence, if you are not really interested in a job or you don’t like a position, but you are applying out of compulsion, it will be evident.

The energy changes such as passion, disinterest, etc. can easily be projected out to an astute recruiter, through the writing. So apply for a post for which you are bringing genuine passion and sincere interest.

9) Poor grammar:
One of the biggest CV killers is poor grammar. Poor spellings and grammar belie the claims you make in your CV regarding your education and are considered as unforgivable mistakes. It may cost you dear as this is used as a predictor of your attitude when you are working in the organisation. Poor grammar makes the recruiter look at you as negligent, and no organisation would like to hire a casual person.

Make sure you proof read your CV a number of times, ask someone to verify whether you have not omitted anything to ensure that everything is thorough, as a third person’s perspective always helps.

10) Highlighting negative facts:
Showing a lack of experience may reflect negatively on you. So try to couch these things in a more neutral or slightly positive way. Instead of saying “I have not completed this course”, write “I shall be completing this course by this date”. Highlight positive things, which you have accomplished.

11) Salary expectations:
Expectations of salary are not something to be advertised on your CV. Any mention of them can be shelved till you are called for an interview. If you state the remuneration you expect, you might either by over-expecting or under-expecting what the company is looking to offer, and you may lose the role because of a salary mismatch.

12) Overdressed CVs:
Your CV should be simple, straightforward and professional. Flashy CV’s can put off most recruiters as they are looking for a professional. Avoid the use of personal pronouns such as I. Instead of referring to you, refer to your achievements and experiences in a list, using bullet points

13) Fake information:
Avoid lies and making false claims. It is very easy to obtain personal information these days. So choose your words carefully on your CV. Be as truthful as possible. Statistics show that one in three employers reject candidates on the basis of information found online.

Do not lie about your salary in order to land a better job. In case you get recruited, and the employer finds out later that you have falsified information, you are liable for criminal action. It is also best to avoid unverifiable information, anything negative against your previous employers, whining and complaints, as this is a sign of lack of professionalism.

14) Photographs:
Do NOT display a photo of yourself on your CV unless you are in a profession, which demands the necessity, such as modelling or films. Selection of CVs on the basis of photographs may lead to accusations of discrimination later on for the employers. Statistics show that the rejection rate for CVs with photographs is 88%.

15) Improper email addresses:
Do you know that 76 % of CV’s are ignored because the e-mail address you used conveys a lack of professionalism? Use email addresses for your CV which sound professional and not something that raises questions on your common sense! Emails like hotsexyluv@… and lazysod@… have been actually used in CVs and needless to say, they didn’t land a job.

16) Mentioning reasons for leaving previous employment:
Someone actually mentioned his reason of leaving the previous job, as “It was hard work”. It is best not to mention reasons for leaving the last job. These things are best discussed during face-to-face meetings. Mentioning this on CV’s would distract the recruiter from the aim of the CV.

17) Poor structure:
Many recruiters admit that messy and disorganised CVs are one big reason why they reject CVs. White space is very important. The better organised the content of your CV, the better it would stand up to the scrutiny.

Focus on what makes your CV stand out, not what depletes it!

In short, focussing on what to do and what NOT to do can really save you from costly experiences if you are looking for a job. So do take heed of the above pointers, and polish your CV, so that it truly reflects you in the best possible way. Your CV is your selling point and it is your job to ensure that it is received with a bang, than with a hiss.
Source: http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/things-never-ever-include-cv/


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