Making them choose my curriculum vitae is an unknown that we all ask when applying for a job. In addition to taking care of aspects of the writing, such as spelling or syntax and researching the company to substantiate (especially if you include a cover letter) why it is convenient to hire you, there are other aspects to consider for success. Let’s see 5 tips on what suits you and what you do not need to do to have a selector look at your curriculum vitae and call you for an interview.

Steps to follow:

  1. The curriculum is the first communication with the selector. It is key that you select the information, adapting to the needs of the position and the company. Hence the importance of including relevant training and experience. It is better to say few things that catch the attention of the recipient, rather than filling space. The curriculum must have a simple structure, which transmits clarity and order since these are what give it a professional appearance.
  2. Sort the information by years, makes it easier to remember and facilitates reading. Include each course or specialized practical experience that will help you stand out and make your application more attractive. If you are looking for your first job or have little experience, a simple curriculum that conveys flexibility and dynamism is in your best interest. On the other hand, if you have more experience, it will be advisable to highlight the one that you can relate to the position you intend, avoiding including the one that moves away from it. This will help them choose your resume.
  3. Tell the truth about your career, so you will maintain a reliable image that will also help you feel and behave more safely.
  4. Do not refer negatively to jobs, bosses or previous colleagues, or mention your weaknesses. Better capitalize each experience positively and mention your achievements and learning, especially if you include a cover letter. Likewise, it is not pertinent that you mention pastimes, political or religious ideas, or make references to your health.
  5. Read your resume more than once after writing it and do it again after resting a moment, so you can examine it more objectively. Ask someone else to read it, to see if it effectively conveys the desired clarity and what you want to express.


These 5 tips that will allow you to build a communication with the selector according to the characteristics of your trajectory.