Learn How to Critique a CV Example

Most people have no trouble evaluating a CV example created by someone else but are not able to do the same for themselves. There are some job seekers who create a sample resume for their own personal use. Still others are determined to profit from the CV example they create by selling it online.

You may have created an example of a resume for either of these reasons or for some other purpose but you surely want to make sure the example you created is exceptional. For this reason, it is critical for you to go through the process of critiquing the sample you created.

Obviously the first step you will want to take in this process is doing a full proofread of the example. Take the time to really make sure the example is free of grammar errors or misspellings. Even if you are sure your clients will be changing the content, you still want to proofread this part as well. Now really take a look at the format of your example. Ask yourself whether or not it is easy to read and if there is anything that stands out as being out of place. Also experiment with text size and fonts during this time.

It is also a good idea to determine whether or not the sample reads well. Of course you have already checked the document for grammar and spelling errors but now is the time to critique the flow. One easy way to do this is by reading the draft out loud.

In conclusion, even though you are critiquing your own CV example, it is always a good idea to ask someone else to take a look at it as well. You should wait until you have had a chance to do your own review and catch most of the mistakes before asking someone else to critique your example. It is a good idea to have someone else review it because they may catch mistakes you missed. This may sound like a long process but it will really help to make sure the example you create is great.

Cynthia Penfold discusses how to critique a cv example at her CV Example Blog