How to write a CV profile is the first step in writing a high quality CV.
Follow the following instructions, read the examples and good luck.
The sections of how to write
a CV profile are:
Describe briefly your most important skills as they relate to your future
job. They can be both psychological and technical. All that matters is that they are the most
relevant. They don't need to be your best skills unless they are relevant to your future
1: Who you are
Condense all your relevant past experience in 1 or 2 sentences. Write a
maximum of 3 aspects describing what you learned or did in your previous jobs.
2: Your experience
Your future employer cares about what you want to do in the future. They
do not want a person who will quit their job quickly.
3: Your direction
Most hires are bad hires. They would like to avoid hiring bad people for their company. You may
be a good person and be also good at what you do. But you may not be a match for their company.
Examples of how to write a CV profile:
I'm an experienced Ruby on Rails developer. I helped at building and maintaining
2 of the most trafficked sites on the Internet. I love challenges and a pleasant work
environment. I'm looking for a position in London where I'll also be in touch with the
customers on a day-to-day basis.
I'm a results-driven developer with proven success at every stage of designing
and building a successful enterprise application. I have a deep understanding of object
oriented programming. I'm looking for a fast paced challenging environment which strives on
Experienced leader of a 10 people team for 5 years. We installed speed cameras in
most cities in UK. Now, seeking challenging and rewarding position as a team leader of 10 or
How to write a CV profile that makes an impact:
Add only the most important aspects. Don't overwhelmed them with your skills
and desires. Keep them for the interview.
1: Be concise
Some recruiters read only your profile
section and almost ignore the rest. Make sure that your profile has a hook. The hook is
measured in how relevant you are for their job opening.
2: Focus on what matters to your future employer
This is the first impression you get. So make it count! As they say: the
first impression is always the most important one. Everything you will tell them later will be
filtered through this first impression.
3: Make it count
Simply state concisely and confidently what is required in
your profile. Don't try to add too many skills. Add only the relevant and the most important
skills. Think of it as an invitation to learn more about you.
4: Don't brag and sound pushy
You learned a few simple steps on how to write a CV profile. Make it simple
and make it count! Your CV profile is only the first step in writing your CV. Don't overlook