How can you improve the English on your CV? Having a professional looking CV that attracts the attention of hiring managers and recruiters is really important, and this can be easily achieved by downloading a professional CV template.
However, it's not enough just to have a CV that looks great, it also has to read well. Your CV is an indication of the quality of work that you'll produce for the company, it's also tells that reader how seriously you are taking the opportunity. Quite simply, a badly written CV will hold you back, and weaken your application.
In this article, I'm going to show you how using the correct tenses in the right places will elevate your CV and make it sound very professional. I'll take you through the two most important sections of your CV, and provide examples to help. Whether of not English is your first language, it's essential that you use the correct tenses on your CV.
Summary Profile Section
This should be written in the first person ‘I’ and should include the present, past and future tenses. Think of this section as a short story where you tell the prospective employer who you are (present), what you’ve achieved (past) and what you could bring to their company (future).
“I am (present) an experienced recruiter and English teacher with a track record of helping candidates find their dream jobs. I have helped (past) hundreds of candidates prepare for job interviews and have written and reviewed CVs across multiple industries. I believe that I will (future) be able to help you improve your CV writing skills to land more job interviews.”