New Job In 2020 – The Perfect CV
Your CV should reflect the very best about you and, most importantly, it has to stand out from the large numbers of other CVs that the Recruiter is wading through.
History proves time and time again that the very best candidates do not make the cut for an interview because their CV is not as good or appealing as those of other applicants despite them being probably the best person for that particular job!
Use the following Tips to make sure your CV gets the attention that you deserve:
- Make your CV specific: always relate your CV to the job you are applying for by carefully and systematically matching your skills and achievements to the requirements of the job that you are applying for. Nothing puts a Recruiter off more than seeing a standard CV that is not fine-tuned to the vacancy concerned.
- Make an impression: demonstrate your unique blend of skills and experience. This involves highlighting examples of your abilities including times when you worked in/managed a team, used your initiative, managed a project, met deadlines and targets and overcame obstacles or difficulties.
- Keep it short: your CV needs to be clear and to the point. Employers and Recruiters will scim-read CVs and will not have the time to shuffle through many sheets of information from one applicant. Aim to keep your CV to no more than two pages of A4 paper.
- Check, check and check again: make sure your CV is clearly presented and includes headings and sections. These should include work experience, qualifications, skills and abilities. This will make it easier for the Recruiter to get the information they need quickly and easily. If it takes time for the Recruiter to seek out what they are looking for then they will almost certainly give up!
Always make it as easy as possible for the Recruiter to read your CV and make a quick decision about calling you for interview.
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