How To Create the Ultimate Digital CV
<p>Your CV is often the first point of contact that provides detailed information to potential employers or recruiters. Today, more businesses embrace digital communications, online hiring processes and <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/five-best-practices-for-online-interviews" target="_blank">remote interviews</a>. As an increasing number of employers hire remotely, having an updated digital CV at your disposal is crucial. Learning to create the ultimate digital CV will help to streamline your job searches and applications. It also makes it easier for employers and recruiters to view your information. Not only that, but the purpose of a CV is to land your dream job. </p> <h2>Benefits of a Digital CV</h2> <p>Job seeking is often a continuous process. Whether you’re currently employed or not, most working professionals look for additional opportunities to grow professionally. A digital CV makes it easier to apply for job positions while storing your important documents together. </p> <p><strong>Advantages of a digital CV include:</strong></p> <ul><li>Your online CV is fully accessible. If you come across a job opportunity online or in person, you can easily send your future-proofed digital CV to a potential employer or recruiter. This means that you&#8217;ll always be fully prepared for job opportunities that come your way.&nbsp;</li><li>Showcasing a verified digital CV or professional credentials on <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/how-to-share-your-trueproof-to-your-linkedin-profile" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">LinkedIn</a> makes it easier for recruiters to find you, trust you and reach out with exciting job opportunities.&nbsp;</li><li>A digital<strong> </strong>CV makes it easier to apply for a new job or respond to job offers faster.&nbsp;</li><li>Digital resumés can be edited and updated as you progress throughout your career, making them future-proof. &nbsp;</li><li>If you’re looking for international employment, you can share your online CV with global organizations.&nbsp;</li><li>You can stand out to potential recruiters by customizing your digital CV with updated credentials such as specific skills, languages, <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/work-experience-do-you-need-it-to-get-a-job-abroad" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">work experience</a>, license information and <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/how-to-verify-your-degree-with-trueprofile-io" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">education certificates</a>.</li></ul> <p></p> <h2>What To Include in a Digital CV</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="535" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/09/shutterstock_1859035792-1024x535.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-12384" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/09/shutterstock_1859035792-1024x535.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/09/shutterstock_1859035792-300x157.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/09/shutterstock_1859035792-768x401.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/09/shutterstock_1859035792.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>What To Include in a Digital CV</figcaption></figure> <p>Create a searchable and attractive digital CV to reap the opportunities recruiters and employers may approach you with. Usually, as the first point of contact with potential employers, your CV should create a great first impression and reflect your professional history, present professional life, and future goals.&nbsp;</p> <h3>Choosing the Best Format for Your Resumé</h3> <p>There are 3 main resumé formats: </p> <p>1. <strong>The Chronological Resumé </strong></p> <p>This lists your work history from the most recent position.&nbsp;</p> <p>2. <strong>The Functional Resumé </strong></p> <p>A functional resumé focuses on your skills rather than your work history. This type of CV is great when you are changing careers or want to de-emphasize a gap in your employment. In the functional resumé, you group your experience by skills instead of using job titles.&nbsp;</p> <p>3. <strong>The Combination Resumé</strong></p> <p>The combination resumé incorporates elements of a chronological and functional resumé. You can take advantage of this format if you are an experienced candidate with many specialized skills. </p> <p>Choosing the best resumé format will depend on your professional experience and the job you are applying for.&nbsp;If still in doubt, use the chronological resumé format as it is what most employers are used to seeing. However, a functional or combination resumé would be ideal if you have a gap in your employment or would like to highlight certain skills that set you apart from the rest.</p> <h3>Fill In the Necessary Details</h3> <p>First, start with your contact information. The first thing your resumé should do is to tell potential employers who you are and how they can reach you. </p> <p><strong>Here are important details to have in your contact information:</strong></p> <ul><li>Full name</li><li>Contact number&nbsp;</li><li>Valid email address&nbsp;</li><li>Link to your professional portfolio if you have one</li><li>Your <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/how-to-share-your-trueproof-to-your-linkedin-profile" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">LinkedIn</a> profile&nbsp;</li></ul> <p></p> <p>Once you have your contact information provided, it&#8217;s time to write a resumé introduction. A resumé introduction highlights your key skills and qualifications. It also helps recruiters and employers decide whether they will read the rest of your CV.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Standard elements to a CV you can include:</strong></p> <ul><li>A career objective</li><li>A professional summary</li><li>A qualifications summary</li><li>Your professional profile</li><li>A personal statement</li></ul> <p></p> <p>The introduction you choose to use should provide an overview of your skills, experience, and your interest in the position in 2-3 sentences.&nbsp;</p> <h3>Highlight Your Relevant Work Experience</h3> <p>Your work experience is the best reflection of your skills and qualifications. An ideal work experience section should list the most relevant work experience from the most recent. </p> <p><strong>For each job, include the following:</strong></p> <ul><li>The job title</li><li>The company name</li><li>The company’s location&nbsp;</li><li>The dates of employment&nbsp;</li><li>3-5 bullet points of relevant work experience in that position</li></ul> <p></p> <p>Tailor your work experience to the job advertisement. For instance, incorporate skill-specific and occupation-specific keywords throughout your online resumé as appropriate. Such keywords tell the employer that you read the job description and understood what they are seeking.&nbsp;</p> <h3>The Education Section</h3> <p>The education section is essential for the ultimate digital CV, especially for new graduates or those with limited professional experience. Highlight your education-related accomplishments. Include the name of the university, its location, the date you graduated and the degree(s) you were awarded. Include relevant coursework on your resumé if you do not have a lot of work experience.</p> <h3>Skills, Licenses and Cover Letter</h3> <p>Another important section on your digital resumé<strong> </strong>is the skills section, highlighting the relevant hard and soft skills required for the position.&nbsp;</p> <p>Finally, include any certifications, awards, honors, licenses, and any publications in which your work appears. Finally, have a matching cover letter, which allows you to provide more context to your resumé.&nbsp;</p> <p>Your <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/readying-your-resume-for-the-digital-world" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">online<strong> </strong>resumé</a> should grow as you grow in your professional life; therefore, make sure to <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/build-a-digital-resume" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">update it regularly</a>.&nbsp;</p> <h2>How to Create the Ultimate Digital CV with TrueProfile.io</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="535" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/09/shutterstock_1432915415-1024x535.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-12388" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/09/shutterstock_1432915415-1024x535.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/09/shutterstock_1432915415-300x157.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/09/shutterstock_1432915415-768x401.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/09/shutterstock_1432915415.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>International employers prioritize job candidates with verified credentials</figcaption></figure> <p>Seeking international employmen<strong>t</strong> comes with unique requirements, and one of them is verified credentials. Due to the differences in geographical locations, international employers usually look for candidates with <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/trueproofs-what-can-you-do-with-your-verified-documents" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">verified credentials.</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>TrueProfile.io allows its Members to store their <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/the-trueprofile-io-verification-process-explained" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Primary Source Verified (PSV)</a> credentials, <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/what-is-a-trueproof" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">TrueProofs</a>, on the blockchain independent of any organization, making them forever accessible and owned by you. Verified credentials, such as a work experience certificate, good standing certificate (GSC), identification documents and academic certifications, can be stored on your <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/build-a-digital-resume" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">myTrueProfile</a> page to create the ultimate pre-verified digital CV.&nbsp;</p> <p>You can also create, complete and update your myTrueProfile digital resumé with:</p> <ul><li>Personal Information</li><li>Professional Information</li><li>Identity</li><li>Work Experience</li><li>Education</li><li>License</li><li>Good Standing Certificates</li><li>Languages</li><li>Reports</li><li>Verify a New Document</li><li>Additional Features</li></ul> <p></p> <p>The profile you create on the platform is editable, meaning you can keep your resumé up-to-date and relevant. You can access, validate, share, transfer and download your PSV report anytime, anywhere.&nbsp;</p> <p>You also have the option to share TrueProofs with potential employers recruiters and on your <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/how-to-share-your-trueproof-to-your-linked-in-profile" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">LinkedIn profile</a>.</p> <h2>Get Hired for Your Dream Job</h2> <p>A digital resumé that helps you stand out from other candidates allows you to apply for multiple job opportunities. The ultimate digital CV, especially for those looking for international employment, should reflect your skills and, more importantly, build trust with employers and recruiters by showing verified credentials. TrueProof allows you to go the extra mile and show potential employers that you take professionalism seriously. </p> <h4>Take the first step towards your dream career and create your free digital CV on <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/digital-cv" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">TrueProfile.io</a> today!</h4>