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Before starting to make your CV for your first job or internship, you should know the basic structure or format that is accepted in the industry. There are two formats: single-column format and dual-column format. You can choose according to your desire and style. Below is the example for both of the formats:

Now that you have chosen your preferred format, you need to know the context that differentiates a good CV from a bad one.

Good CV format for first job or internship:

Let’s see what you must mention in your CV to get the first job or internship. Starting with your introduction, it should be short and sweet. Do not write a lengthy introduction, try to put it within three to four sentences.

The skills and project should simultaneously come after your short introduction. Since you are starting with a career, you have little bit to no experience. So, focusing on the skills and college/personal projects is technically the preferred path to add it up to your CV.

Also, if you have prior internship experience, do mention it just after the skills column. Remember, the skills you show up and the internship you have done, need to correlate to each other. Moving further, list your education qualification starting from the latest or current level that you are studying in.

Lastly, state your hobbies and languages that you can communicate in. These might not be so relevant, but they will add some texture to your CV.

Here is the list of the details you ought to indicate briefly:

  • Details of the skills such as beginner, intermediate or professional.

  • Internship time and duration of work

  • Percentage and pass out date of education qualification

Tips: Do not come up with the vague details or information that you have no idea about. Only mention those details that you have knowledge about.

Below is an example of a CV that you might consider for reference.

Bad CV format for first job or internship:

Moving ahead, you now need to know what not to write in the CV. There are few things that you need to consider and strictly avoid in your CV. Let’s see them one at a time:

  • More than one page CV: 

If you cannot summarize your experience and skills within one page, there is irrelevant information in your CV. Remove the irrelevant information. Come up with the information that is asked by the company in the job description.

  • Flashy formatting and colors:

Always avoid flashy fonts and colors. Use fonts like Times New Roman, Sans or Arial. Strictly stay away from colors like red, orange and yellow. Follow more official and professional colors such as blue and black. Do not use photos unless you are going into an acting or modeling career.

  • Missing keywords:

Your job description has some set of defined keywords. Go through the job description thoroughly and note the keywords and skills that the company has defined. Mention the keyword on your CV, if you are familiar with the subject matter.

  • Avoid paragraphs:

Do not write long and unnecessary paragraphs. Come up with a to-the-point description and short details.

  • No feedback:

Show up your CV to seniors and classmates. They might find the mistakes which you could not even after verifying for many times. Share your CV and get as much feedback as possible.

After all these suggestions and research, it would be worthless if you do not export your CV in pdf format.