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How to build a Curriculum


Every selection process begins with the exploration of a curriculum for the vacancy in question. The search occurs in several ways: through job sites, statements, hunting and others. Finding the perfect curriculum for the vacancy is a very important step because it is the beginning of all. If you are looking for a job in different areas, we recommend creating a specific curriculum for each professional goal.

At the beginning of curriculum, just below the personal data and goal, you can place (but not required) a short summary (very small) of his main qualifications, e.g. "Industrial Engineer with 5 years' experience in Production Schedule with use of PHC High-Tec software. Experience with automobile factory ". Only this. There is no consensus on the best way to prepare your curriculum, but some information may not be left out:

Personal information: It is important to name and contact information (updated phone and a backup Please do not change the number of times.). Do not forget to put your e-mail, LinkedIn, blog or some other tool that shows your work. Personal IDs are necessary, such as age, nationality, marital status and city of residence. It's normal some professionals hide age not to appear too young or too old for a particular job, however is not intended to hide, as if age restriction, omit the first time can even do increase initial contacts or the amount of interviews, but when they find out the missing information will be automatically excluded from the selection process, causing him to lose time and money that could be invested in places that do not have this restriction. Do not place record data such as Social Security or ID, it doesn't need and exist people with bad intentions. In the address, even may even appear merely on the street (for the employer to know the distance to the site), but the number of the house and / or apartment can be omitted without problems.

Foreign Language: Currently speaking a second language can be more important than the academic formation, depending on the position. If do you have fluency in a language set at the beginning of the curriculum because is the value in the eyes of headhunter. However, just as with age and other false information, talk that has fluency in a particular language when in fact you speech is advanced or intermediate causes only be called for several interviews and not be approved because if the job requires knowledge without questions will be evaluated in the category. This also may disqualify you before vacancies that do not require fluency in the language, "If this candidate says that his English is fluent when it is actually an intermediary, as may be lying about their knowledge and experience."

Education: leave this field to put the most relevant courses such as technical, undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, master's degree. For some certifications vacancies also have great weight, and you can put them in the field or even in a space only for certifications. Less relevant courses can be included at the end of the curriculum, after the experience. Place your training in reverse chronological order, newest first, then older. When mention their courses do not forget to put the date of commencement and completion (month / year), the Institution of Education and the hours in the case of complementary courses (the so-called "free courses").

Professional experience: This field is one of the most important of the curriculum. This is where the recruiter will evaluate whether or not the applicant has the experience and desired profile for vacancy. There's a fine line between putting too much information and too little information. Place all tools that are relevant to their area of expertise. It is very important to mention the activities conducted. For example, if an automation engineer, put the make and model of the machines worked, the software you use, etc. If a developer can put all the languages and frameworks you use in your everyday life, as well as the type of system that develops (separating them in basic knowledge, intermediate and advanced). If the curriculum becomes too great, let alone the top 5 professional experiences.

Applicants without experience: if you are looking for your first job, can cite as any work experience of the academic center of the college, reporting assignments. Or even volunteer work.

Size of the curriculum: Ideally, the curriculum be one to two pages. Do not miss three pages because it usually recruiters and managers often look at many resumes during a selection process and very large curriculum can be tiring. curriculum small and no information can be even worse, because it hinders know what your real qualities and knowledge.

What is not required: As I said, it is not necessary and may even be dangerous, putting personal IDs.It does not need photo (only on request) or name of parents, children and / or spouses. It is also not necessary personal references, reference letters and why left the previous job.

Finally remember to take extra care about grammatical errors. Once prepared, review grammar and content of your resume. Remember, the resume should be done in a clear and objective manner, focusing on their professional qualities.

Good luck!

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