Good CV Writing = Head Start

A good CV or resume is perhaps one of the most important tools when you are looking for a new job or considering a career change. A well written CV is your opportunity to impress the employer or headhunter, using it to highlight your relevant skills & experiences.

Three important tips to help you write the perfect CV:

Customise your CV

When applying for a new job you must make sure that your CV is customised for the particular job or position and if you have experiences or skills that are especially relevant to the role you should ensure that they are very well highlighted so they can’t fail to get the interviewer or headhunters attention. Your CV should create a message about you, that you want to communicate to the company you are applying to – so make sure this message comes through clearly in your CV – this is your chance to make a good first impression!

Use the space wisely

Each job generally comes with a minimum requirement for skills or experience, so the first thing that will be checked is whether or not the applicant meets the minimum requirement before considering them for an interview. So, when writing your own CV ensure that your personal answers for the minimum requirements can be found quickly and easily.

Double check it

As incredible as it may sound, there are too many people who just do not check their CV before sending it off to an employer or headhunting firm. So they end up submitting a CV that contains any number of typos, spelling mistakes, grammatical and punctuation errors. Remember if the interviewer does spot these stupid errors on your CV (and they will) all it actually does is create a bad first impression of you which may cost you a job interview!

Before you do submit your CV it is vital that you check it to make sure that the CV:

  • contains absolutely no errors or spelling mistakes
  • is specifically tailored for the company & job role
  • highlights the items relating to the minimum requirements
  • conveyes the message you want to be viewed about yourself

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