How to build your CV & Cover Letter

Your CV is your passport to a job interview. It is your chance to show an employer you have got the skills and experience required, and that you are the right person for the job.

After having prepared the resume, An effective application letter should tell the prospective employer why an application would want to join his organization and it should not duplicate the information stated in the resume.

 How to build your resume (C.V)

1. You can make use of a CV builder, choose from among hundreds of different CV builder available online.

2. Put your information section-by-section, information should contain the following:

         a. Career Objective – this should be as specific as possible--your objective on what type of job you are looking for. This should also be relevant to the position you are applying for.

         b.Work Experiences – chronological line-up (from present to previous) of the organizations/companies you have worked for, including your detailed job description.

         c. List of trainings / workshop and seminars that you have attended.

        d. Educational attainment – information of the schools you have attended including the degree and any awards/honor you have received in the institution.

        e. Skills – any additional skills and/or knowledge you have acquired from past experiences.

        f. Personal Information – may contain your birth date, marital status, nationality, religious views, and personal identification numbers. g. Other Information that may contribute to best sell your strengths.

3. Choose the layout that best sells your strengths, choose from among the different CV formats available online


Outline of an Effective Cover Letter

1. First Paragraph – Should be businesslike manner

2. Second Paragraph – State what the qualifications are as described to you.

3. Third Paragraph – Sell yourself. Assure the prospective employer that you possess all the qualifications they are looking for.  Give the highlights of yur qualifications particularly those related to the job you are applying for.

4. Fourth Paragraph – State all the related accomplishments you have.  Enclose a BIO-DATA for further information about the qualifications.

5. Fifth Paragraph – Request for an appointment and specify where and how they can get in touch with you.