5 Requisites for your IT contractor CV
Making a CV is one of the easiest parts of applying for jobs. However, it is not so easy if you want to make your CV stand out. Literally everyone who is applying for a particular position will have the same skills and features in the CV. However, here are some tips to maintain a good CV and impress your hiring manager.
Detail your skills
Skills are one of the most important aspects that is carefully looked into at an interview. Hence, highlight the skills you have, especially the ones the job wants you to have. However, just mentioning them won’t do the job. You have to explain that you know the skill set otherwise it just becomes a brag. With new technologies coming by up the minute, you need to keep yourself updated too.
Select your most relevant experience
Make sure your CV is to the point, clear and concise. Do not write your CV like a 5000-word essay. Sure you would want to fill the CV with every single tiny talent you have and include all projects you ever worked on, but keep in mind that the person reading it is only going to be interested to know about the skills that will help them in that position. Put in the most relevant experiences that you think helped you grow. You need to find that balance between incorporating all important details but at the same time not be overwhelming with the details.
Include your past renewals
If you have been renewed multiple times for a contract, that becomes a very relevant feature and very advantageous for you. Being renewed for a contract shows how they liked your work and preferred continuing work with you rather than search for some else better. Mention the number of months or years you worked with a contractor and include the number of renewals during that time period.
Watch out for errors
Proofread as many times as possible by yourself and also by a third person. More than yourself, a third person is bound to catch more mistakes. Proofreading is important because simple grammatical errors can look like you did not put much effort into writing your CV or that you did not care enough to re-read it. It shows unprofessionalism.
Leave out unnecessary information
Apart from adding details pertaining to the position you are applying for, do not also add things which can be discussed later after the interview process. Details about salary expectations are things that need to be worried about after you are selected. Mentioning it on your resume will make you look like a person who is here just for the pay-check. Another thing you need not put on your CV is a picture of yourself. Unless the job has something to do with how you look, the picture says nothing about your technical skills that actually matter. Make sure you do not lie on your CV about skills you have. If it becomes clear that you lied, which is not hard to find, then your job along with any future connections with the company will be lost.
CV is the first step into being called for an interview. Hence, follow the above steps in making a CV with no space for error. Take your time in writing the perfect resume keeping only the vital information as it is worth the effort.