CV Transformation Program is aimed to enable your CV to the needs of your aspirational roles and making quick and highest impact on the recipients.
Your CV is the only weapon you have in your career transitions and therefore it should be the best document.
By now you also know that recipients are not likely to spend more than 20 seconds on your CV. It means that you need to create highest possible impact in 20 seconds.
One of the biggest challenges of the CV is how do you enable the readers to excite on your candidature.
Your CV is not a historical perspective, but a prospective one. This means that it should reflect your ability to deliver in the higher roles than the role you are currently managing. After all, you are seeking to move to a higher role and that is the very reason, you are looking for a change.
This perspective is often not understood by the executives and the CV writing generally commences by downloading a format and filling in the information, which is not an appropriate approach. Executives tend to get influenced by the material available on the internet and attempt to write on their own. CV should carry only that information which is relevant, ensuring confidentiality (where required). CV must clearly describe the roles you managed and your contributions in quantifiable terms so that readers are able to assess your fitment to the available roles with them. You also need to understand that your CV is not a piece of art, but it is a management document, therefore, it is desirable to present your CV like any other management document. The language must be simple and business like and not artistic, taken from the literature. The document also should use the right size of font and spacing to avoid clutter on the paper. Many executives end up in writing resumes that go beyond 10 pages. Sounds absurd, but it is the reality. It is recommended to use professional CV writers. However, you must understand the credentials of the CV writers. Your CV cannot be written by Trainees and junior executives. The Resume writers require knowledge of the several functions and general understanding of the business.
Senior Member of the team facilitates writing your CV. The process involves several structured discussions and covers the following aspects..
a. Defining Roles accurately so that it is easier for readers to know what roles you can manage.
b. Defining Contributions you made to the organizations, you worked for. The contributions need to be quantified. A thorough work is done to understand and place your contributions in various areas which helps readers to assess your capabilities vis-à-vis the role on the offer.
c Identification of Competencies. This allows you to understand your skill sets based on your experience so far.
d. Ensure appropriate length for Asia Pacific and Western Countries.
A clumsy looking CV may land you in perception that you are your resume. Therefore Presentation is critical in Resume.
It takes about 5 working days or more, depending on the time you can spend on your resume writing. You should be prepared to spare time in facilitating writing resume. You will be required to invest about 10 hours on the exercise, independently.
CV writing is not so easy when it comes to Senior Level CVs. CVs are not your historical perspective but should reflect your capabilities to manage future roles. Know it all in this video.