How to Make Your CV Shine
Thursday, May 12, 2016
When job hunting, it’s vital that you set yourself up for success right from the start. This inevitably starts with your CV which represents your academic and professional achievements, your experience, and the choices you’ve taken throughout your career. Your CV will undoubtedly have a huge influence over whether your application is taken to the next stage of the hiring process. So what can you do to ensure it portrays you in the best light? Take a look at our top picks below for some great tips and advice on how to make your CV shine!
Your CV shouldn’t just list your skills and experience; it should tell the reader what you’ve achieved and how you’ve added value within your previous roles. Take a look at this article to find out how you can do this using the PARM technique:
If you visit my website, you'll see that I've read more than 500,000 resumes. It is a frustrating exercise, because most are little more than spam (resumes that in no way fit the requirement) or are badly written - a simple recitation of responsibilities without contextualizing the work that was done.
If you think you’ve cracked the content of your CV, well done – that tends to be the hard part! But is the information easy to read and is it structured in a way that highlights your best attributes and successes? This post offers a great checklist for formatting your CV and highlighting the best bits about you!
Job applicants should highlight relevant experience right off the bat and show specific examples of their work and its results. You can drive yourself crazy working on your resume to get it just right. But when do you know that it's ready to be posted online or sent with a job application?
Can a font really impact how your CV is received? Our final pick offers lots of useful advice around which typeface is the best for your CV and why including emoji’s are a big a no-no!
A résumé, that piece of paper designed to reflect your best self, is one of the places where people still tend to use typeface to express themselves. It does not always go well, according to people who spend a lot of time looking at fonts.
If you’re looking for your next role in Sales and would like some CV advice, get in touch with our recruiting team today.