and showcase what you can bring to a prospective employer
What order do
I put it in?
What skills do
How much information
shall I include?
What do I say and
how do I say it?
How will I present this?
Use of colours
Too much detail
Creating a stand out CV is hard - come and work with the experts
just 6-10 seconds scanning an application
61% of recruiters
will immediately dismiss a CV
30% of job
seekers will apply to at least 10 jobs before they get
When applying for a job, it's a very different ball game these days. There was once a time when you’d be up against maybe 5 -10 people for the same role. One interview was the usual process and getting a job was relatively uncomplicated.
Now the recruitment process is infinitely more complex, more competitive, longer application process and interview process, and also the need to be familiar with how employers use technology for assessments and selection processing.
All of these considerations mean that you have to work really hard at getting that dream role. Some people find these things easier than others but one thing is for sure, you only get to make that first impression once.
The first contact could be made at career fair with a face to face chat with the recruitment manager but for many people the first contact and first chance to impress is through the CV, which makes it so important to get it RIGHT.
Your CV should be adapted to suit every job you apply for. You should make it relevant to each particular role, change certain aspects of your experience (DON’T make things up), detail different elements of your qualifications or highlight courses and experience you have that are relevant to the job you are applying for. Expand your work history for certain jobs that will be more interesting to that employer. It takes a lot of work.
Qualifications shown on your CV need to be relevant. Personal statements need to be short and to the point, and it should be the right length. It needs to be exciting, it needs to be interesting, it needs to be able to get you through in the door for an interview.
Even the “experts” find it tough. Ask any recruiter you know and they’ll say pretty much the same thing; “My CV is awful” or “Writing a CV is so hard”.
We’ve only scratched the surface here, but this is how CV UK Writer can help you do.
Figure out what’s important and how to convey it and present it. If your budget is super stretchy or marginally pliable, we can help you get the best out of what you’ve already got, or we can provide you with a bespoke document that we have drafted and which will help you get your foot in the door.
And furthermore, we’ll check your CV to make sure you don’t tell a potential employer that you speak English and French.......you’d be surprised!!
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