How to create a draft CV
Creating a draft CV is one of the best ways to ensure your final completed CV is to the highest quality. A draft will allow you to focus on what you feel is important for a prospective job, and make it easier for you to filter out irrelevant information.
Here’s a short guide on how to create a draft CV…
Jot down a title for each section
Once you’ve chosen a CV template you are now ready to create a structure that will allow you to begin drafting down some information and ideas. Grab a pen and paper and write down this list of sections and begin to add notes under each one.
For example, underneath the ‘skills’ section you can begin to draft down everything you’ve ever learnt. Once you’ve got a list you can then begin to cross out the irrelevant information. Remember, it’s important to only keep information which is important to the role/industry you’re applying for.
Your draft copy will allow you to brainstorm and throw anything you want onto the page. Some of what you write in the draft will not make the final copy, but it’s important to realise that if you didn’t brainstorm you’d probably miss out on something which could make or break your CV.
Jot down anything that pops into your head, no matter how silly it may seem. You just might find that when you begin to pick out the best stuff you find a little gem that makes it into your final CV.
Go back to the start and filter out the best information
Once you’ve filled out each section in draft form you can now go back to the start and analyse each section. This will give you the chance to cross out what you don’t need and leave all the best parts ready for when you feel the time is right to type up your final CV.