You must remember that the best-qualified person does not necessarily get the job. It is one who presents himself / herself confidently, speaks well and sells himself / herself at the interview. And this can be despite the fact that others may have better qualifications and more experience. The person who makes the interviewer believes that he has that extra magic and that the company cannot afford not to have him / her, is the one who will get the job. The extra magic is really preparation. Successful persons will tell you that to succeed there is no substitute for hard work. Similarly for a good interview there is no substitute for preparation
Revise and Edit
After you have completed your CV, go through it extremely arefully. Ensure that all the information that the prospective employer requires has been stated. Go through the CV and check for (and correct) grammatical and spelling mistakes. You should ensure that there are no glaring mistakes in a CV as it will erode the confidence of the prospective employer and your own credibility. You can ask close family or friends to read the CV and comment on it. They may suggest ideas or modifications that
could strengthen your cv. Says Gita Piramal…."Bad spellings and grammatical errors in CV s really put me off. If you cannot even frame a sentence, then I really don't think I have a place for you
in my office."
Presentation is extremely important. I would recommend printing the CV on good white paper with a laser-quality printer. With regard to the font, I would recommend Times New Roman in size 12 for easy reading.
Ensure that the CV is properly formatted. Leave enough space both at the top and the bottom and see that the margins are equal.
There are many ways in which you can send your CV by e-mail, courier or regular post (often disparagingly called snail mail).
My preference is to send it by courier. This is because I can ensure that it reaches the addressee within a reasonable time. I cannot have this comfort if it is posted. Another reason why I prefer to send the CV by courier is because I can then get the opportunity to print the CV ensuring that it is well-presented and looks professional and impressive.
CVs are also sent today by e-mail. This is an acceptable mode and there is comfort in knowing that it will reach the person to whom it is addressed.