Writing a good CV

Writing a good CV

CV is the first impression you create in the recruiter's mind. It is a tool that can make or mar your image. Often, candidates pay more attention to their presentation in the Personal Interviews than that of their CV. But most of the times it is your CV that will land in front of the recruiter than yourself.
In that case, wouldn't it be good to polish your CV to make your entry into the company easy. Here are a few tips that you can use -
Write an opening letter - A CV that comes to a recruiter without an opening letter is like a gift that comes without a wrapping. Don't you believe too that wrappings make the gift beautiful and the person curious to know what's inside? If yes, then do write an opening letter everytime you send your CV to a company, even while applying through Job sites or e-mail.
Tell the information that will make you desirable for the job - If you are an IT professional and applying to a company, what is the subject that will be most discussed? If an experienced person, it will be your work and if a fresher, your projects and assignments. I have observed students especially freshers not making the effort to describe in detail about the projects that they undertook during graduation & post graduation. For eg. Project on Java and MySQL handling the student information of the entire college is much better than Project on Java and MySQL.
Tell the entire information - If you have done it, mention it. Do not favour one project over the other by not giving space to your minor projects or previous degree's projects in your CV. If you are an MCA, mention even your graduation level projects and if a BE mention all minor projects that you did.