Your CV is a tool with one purpose: to obtain an interview. It should present you in the best possible light and convince a prospective employer that you have what it takes to be successful in this specific position or career.
This article will briefly highlight steps you can follow to ensure you have a strengthened and more effective CV.
You don't have much time to impress with your CV - research shows that employers scan, rather than read, CVs - so to make sure it stimulates interest, follow these basic tips:
You don't have much time to impress with your CV - research shows that employers scan, rather than read, CVs - so to make sure it stimulates interest, follow these basic tips
Qualifications: List both academic and non-academic qualifications in chronological order, giving grades. Do not include irrelevant information.
Employment History: Beginning with your most recent job, include your responsibilities, duration of employment and reasons for leaving. Do not omit any period of employment for whatever reason, as this may prove awkward at interview.
Personal Interests: Listing your interests is important, but do not generalise. For example, instead of simply saying 'football', you could expand and say that you have played for a local club for the last four years and are now publicity officer for the committee (but only if this is true).
Check: Before submitting your CV, make sure you check it thoroughly, not just for spelling mistakes, but also to make sure that it is a clear representation of you, that it is relevant and that it will encourage the employer to contact you to find out more. friend to check it, too. Someone who works in the industry for which you are applying would be particularly beneficial.
To find out more information on how to make yourself more employable, please contact:
Jason Grundy, Managing Director
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