Google offers the keys to a perfect CV
Unemployment remains the main concern of the population and stand out among the millions of people seeking work is not easy. Whether it is the first time, or if we seek to perfect our curriculum, the important thing is that it is as visible as possible for the companies thanks to proper writing and layout. Now, Google offers the keys for a Perfect CV.
The experts in Human Resources of Google receive more than 50.000 CV weekly and must know how to identify the best talent among them all. Based on that experience, Lazlo Bock, head of Google's recruitment, makes known the most common mistakes and proposes simple solutions to avoid that the summary of the candidates' working life ends up in the bin.
Google proposes 5 keys to develop the perfect curriculum
1. Look for brevity. A longer curriculum is not synonymous with a better curriculum. On the contrary, the synthesis capacity will be one of the capacities best valued by the Human Resources section of companies. That's why, the golden rule according to the head of Google's recruitment, Lazlo Bock, is to write "one sheet for every ten years of professional experience"For this, we must previously identify what information we must enter in our curriculum: relevant personal data, specific training and professional experience.
In this sense, it must be clear that the curriculum only must serve to attract attention and get a company to notice you above the other aspirants. Then, once an interview is arranged, you will have enough time to explain your aptitudes and talents and explain yourself in the information you want to transmit. On the contrary, if in the curriculum you have provided more information than necessary (data that is not really relevant) in addition to running out of resources in the interview, you will distract the attention of the one who is reading your CV, who will surely go to see the following profile.
2. Flee from spelling mistakes. Writing a résumé is not a task that takes five minutes. Normally, when someone is going to write a resume, they dedicate all the time necessary to make it perfect and work from the start. That perfection that one looks for when writing this type of document is incompatible with misspellings, which are grounds for direct elimination in a selection process.
However, constantly review and change phrases can cause more errors appear fruit of trying to achieve the perfect version, so, rather than rethink, you have to think before you start, be clear about what you want to do and do it calmly.
Equally, errors such as mismatch between dates or unbalanced documents are inadmissible when applying for a job. For that reason, to review a curriculum it is necessary to analyze it as a whole, not in parts, in order to have a general vision and even send it to someone you trust so that you can read it and tell us what your impression is.
3. Forbidden to lie or divulge confidential information. Lying in the curriculum is something quite common that is usually done by indicating, for example, the level of languages, skills or the use of new technologies. The problem is that lies, in a curriculum, have a very short life. In a first interview, even in a first contact by phone, that lie can be exposed and end all your credibility. Therefore, the best thing is to be sincere and empower what you really know how to do.
Likewise, it is important not to disclose confidential information of the companies in which you have worked. For a company, that you share data from another company translates into justified distrust, a point that will play against you.
4. Avoid the original design and layout. The bright colors and the original layouts sometimes do not help improve your resume. Unless the job you are looking for requires a high level of creativity, the Human Resources experts of the search engine agree that the perfect curriculum is done with a traditional layout because it helps the interviewers in their selection work. On the contrary, another type of more creative but less formal design serves to distract attention to colors rather than orienting it towards the really important information of the curriculum.
5. Include the indispensable data. Sometimes it may seem enough to mention the companies you've worked in and the positions you've held. However, without an accurate description of the functions that you have done in each of them, companies can not get an idea of the areas in which you have performed your work or those things you know how to do. In addition, providing numerical data and explaining how you managed to achieve them, will help to add more credibility to your achievements, which, in the end, will be your business card.
Patricia Núñez de Arenas