All right, you’re right…sort of. While it’s true that you don’t tailor your CV content to the individual jobs you’re applying to in quite the same way you tailor your resume, you do make sure that the CV you are creating is right for the area of work you are doing overall…and there are lots of different types of CVs, just as there are lots of different areas of work.
So how do I make sure I’m creating the CV that is right for what area of work I’m going into?
One type of job might want you to emphasize a specific area whereas another might ask you to elaborate on a totally different area and knowing which is which is critical to making sure your CV is perfect for your discipline.
The best way to know what CV is right for your industry is to look at examples others have done. You can do this by either researching them online or by reaching out and talking to either your mentor or peers who are already employed where you are applying.
Of course, as we tell you with every other example we give you here at TheInterviewGuys.com, these examples are only examples and you should make sure your CV is specific to you and not just a copy of what someone else has done.
Remember, you’re an individual and your CV should reflect that.
With that being said, however, there are some common CV features you should keep in mind when writing yours.