Remember your CV is your Marketing Document sell yourself and be positive it gets you seen or leave behind as a positive impression of you
1. Include a personal profile or summary
People hire people; use a short personal statement to explain why you are the best person for the job. (Buy me)Three sentences maximum.
2. Don’t leave gaps
If you’ve been out of work it can be a worry but just put a positive take on it.
Did you do a course, volunteer work or develop soft skills such as communication, teamwork or project management?
3. Keep it current
You should keep your CV up-to-date and relevant
4. Tell the truth lies will find you out
Usually a CV should be no more than two pages, Employers spend, an average of about ten seconds looking at any one CV in an initial sift, keep it to the point.
5. Tailor it to the job
Take the time to adapt your CV for each role that you apply for.
Research the company and use the job advert to work out exactly what skills you should point out to them.
6. Get it checked several times
Employers DO look for mistakes on CVs and if they find them, it makes you look bad.
7. Two for one when using key words
Designed and developed, planned and organised, reviewed and monitored at the start of each bullet point gets you double the search points
8. Explain what you have done
Say what you did how you did it and the result
Planned and organised a meeting for 17 colleagues so that each person received timely invitations and agendas ensuring a productive start and reduced waste (£ %)
9. Make it look good
Image is everything, and that also goes for your CV.
10. Make it keyword friendly
If you’ve uploaded your CV to a job site so recruiters can find you, keywords are very important. Job titles and job buzzwords will help a search engine pick out your CV