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== How to send your CV to the employer? ==
When sending CV-'s position, at least one unknown person, and our potential employer is getting certain impression about us. Whereas, CV is a reflect of our career and achievements, it is important to think about, how we can deliver it to a potential employer.
Today the majority of employers are asking to send the CV on the e-mail address. It seems to be the simplest process. However, there are some rules that will help us make a positive first impression on the recipients, and allow us to fully introduce our achievements and create a convincing impression of ourselves.
When sending the CV, the best thing is to consider:
1. The e-mail address, from which you are sending your CV, should not be created with diminutive name. Today the most business e-mail is Gmail. If you don’t have the post with your name and surname, definitely create it. It’s preferably for your post address to contain the full name and surname.
2. Pay attention to how your name will appear in e-mail, your letter and CV will receive the HR Manager. Indicate full name in Latin.
3. The file that we attach to the letter should be called our full name in Latin letters. The CV can not be called “CV” or “John 1984” or something like this. There is no need to include the version, date of birth, language (CV is often called “CV in Georgian”) and other references. The file shouldn’t include the grammar and spelling mistakes, it is desirable to be in English and if you will decide to convey the photo, it must be official and 3X4.
4. Enter the contact information and the last place of work in the beginning of CV. This is the kind of information that HR Manager will quickly need to call or e-mail us.
5. Pay attention to what the vacancy announcement is asking for. If there’s mentioned to indicate the job title in the title (subject), invariably copy and paste it from the text to subject line; don’t write in the subject something like “My CV”, “seeking employment” or “looking for a job”.
6. Don’t forget the text of the letter. The letter should be drafted in official format, there should not be any jokes or emoticons, it is preferably to express the interest and readiness for the meeting, to include your motivation (not something like “I’m already looking for a job for 3 years”, or “I’m seeker of a job”) and be thankful. Don’t ask for the confirming of receipt the CV and don’t forget to mention contact information in the text.
7. There’s no need to send the certificates, copies of diplomas, motivation letters or other documents if the company which has a vacancy is not asking for it.
8. Sending CV several times doesn’t mean that they will definitely phone us. This method works against you. If you are not sure if the addressee received your CV, you can just call and check it.
9. Don’t ask your relatives or friends to send the CV, if they find the interesting vacancy. The potential employer could remember us in wrong way in such case and we can make a bad impression.
10. Don’t send your CV with other person’s one, because the recipient may not pay attention that it is the resume of different people and consider only one of them. In addition, the other person’s motivation is not seem and he will get less attention.
11. Also important is the format of document. Pay attention what structure has your CV (for more information check the article “What makes a good CV”) and try not to include there extra information.
12. It will be good if you send your CV in PDF version and not as a Word file, because the format is more protected and there are less technical faults.
These rules are created according to the most frequently observed defects and we think, it could slightly help you to take another step towards the likely job.
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