Should Virtual Assistants Use Curriculum Vitae (CV), Resume O Portfolio?
This has always been a hot topic among VA groups so I decided to write about it to clarify if virtual assistants should present a Curriculum Vitae (CV), Resume or Portfolio during interviews.
According to <a href=’http://jobsearch.about.com/cs/curriculumvitae/f/cvresume.htm’>Answer</a>, the main difference of resume and curriculum vitae (CV) are the length and what is included in it.
A <a href=’http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9sum%C3%A9’>resume</a> is a one or two page summary of a person’s skills, experience and education. It is brief and concise, no more than a page or two. A <a href=’http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curriculum_vitae’>curriculum vitae</a> is longer, at least two pages and more detailed specially in terms of skills and job description.
<a href=’http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/portfolio’>Portfolio</a> is different.
Your brief personal information is available for verification purposes, the colleges in which you have graduated, the classes you have studied and the organizations that have worked to include details of your previous jobs, roles and duties. This helps the interviewer assess your skills according to the job requirements.
Most countries and companies prefer a CV because it is more detailed and they can easily sort applicants by CV’s alone without having to call for an interview.
<h2>When Do We Give Resume’s, Curriculum Vitae and Portfolios?</h2>
If you are a business owner or freelancer, you might want to give a portfolio instead of CV because you are dealing to get clients and NOT applying for a job. Your clients doesn’t need to know where you live but where your office is. Of an online business, your website is your virtual office. In brick and mortar, you may give your business card.
in today’s digital era, you can easily create a Portfolio using your website. A short BIO in the About page, Contact Us and a Unique Selling Proposition (USP), your own special way of communication with your prospective clients that you are an expert in your chosen field, can be trusted to get the job done (with utmost quality) and can deal with them like a true gentlemen (with business ethics).
So, in case you’re still wondering what to prepare the next time you’re in for an interview, ask yourself first. Are you applying for a job as an employee or looking for clients as a freelancer/business owner?
Assessing what you really want may give you a different perspective of yourself, your goals and priorities. It may also give you a different avenue for reaching your goals and most of all, a road map for success.
So, think again the next time you’re asked to send a curriculum vitae or resume. If that’s what you really like to do or you’d better start building your own company, act and think like a BOSS.
Just very recently, 3 Group members complained about the same “21-day-verification process” of Paypal. They all sent a complaint to Paypal’s customer service and got different answers from three different customer service personnel. Of course, One of them, Carlo Masamayor, had the best explanation and answer.
Here’s an excerpt from the letter sent to him:
Put the worries aside, I have released the payment to your Account. You can access the funds now, to withdraw or send as payment. For future payments, then payment could not be released before 21 days. Just let your clients know and get them to send as for ‘Services’.
Have a nice day!!
Whoever he or she is, thank you so much for answering a long time question regarding Paypal’s 21-day-verification process. Hope it helps all of you, too.