Your CV and cover letter speak great volumes about you. It is about showing the employer that you are the right person for the job .If your CV is badly written, contains bad grammar or misspelt words, it will affect the whole recruitment process. So here are some basic tips on resume and cover letter writing. So don’t waste your golden opportunity to impress !

Tips for an effective CV:

Make sure that you include only relevant things in the CV. Rather than beating around the bush be precise and clear and display your skills and expertise in an effective manner. Here are some basic points that should be there in the CV.

Personal details: your personal details must contain name, address and contact number.
Personal profile: your personal profile will contain your key strengths.
Employment history and work experience: if you have been working for a while put your employment history/what was your role in the organization etc.
Education and training: start with most recent qualifications and work back to the ones you got at school.
Interests and achievements: list the achievements that are relevant to the job other than these hobbies, interests can also be mentioned.
References: mention at least one work related reference, if a fresher mention one responsible person you have known for a while.
Additional information: anything else if not covered in these above sections can be mentioned here.

Some points that must be kept in mind while you write your CV
CV length:a recent survey reveals that most of the employers prefer a short and precise cv. So while writing your CV keeps in mind that a too long CV does not necessarily impress be precise.
If emailed: if you email your cv put your cover letter in the body of the e-mail .If just the cv is attached without body it may be misidentified as spam.
Relate your skills to the job: show the employer that you have skills relevant to the job.(i.e. communication,leadership,problem solving skills)

Are You a Fresher ?

Are you a fresher looking for a job? Don't let a lack of work experience put you off applying for a role where otherwise you meet most of the requirements. Instead, make the most of your skills, attitude, potential and enthusiasm.
Remember it isn't only paid experience that counts. Voluntary or community involvement, work placements, coursework, personal projects and extracurricular activities can all be highlighted to show your suitability.
Think from the employer's perspective – decide on the most interesting factors, where you have used relevant skills, and then make these prominent on your CV.
One of the hardest things to do convincingly on a CV is to convey desirable personality traits. Just writing that you are enthusiastic or motivated without giving supporting details isn't enough. Instead, demonstrate through examples.