Did you know that 40% of recruiters spend 60 seconds reviewing your CV and making a decision on you?
In addition to this, 75% of recruiters disregard CV's with typing or grammatical errors?
One thing’s for sure - first impressions count.
Your CV is your first opportunity to showcase your skills, experience and personality and secure that all-important interview.
With so much competition in across our specialist sectors, securing your dream job can be a challenge, and the last thing you want is for your CV to let you down.
Luckily, our team of recruitment specialists are on-hand to put together a winning CV that’s guaranteed to wow potential employers.
Building a winning CV
Your CV is your personal shop window - ensure it shines!
Here are our top tips to make sure that happens.
Step 1: Tailor it
It can be tempting to use the same CV to apply for several roles.
However, an employer is looking to see if you’ve addressed all of the points in the job description.
We highly recommend going through the requirements for the role line-by-line and making sure you address each one.
Use your skills and experience to demonstrate why you’re a great match for the role you are applying for.
This will ensure your CV showcases your experience and matches exactly what the job description requires.
Step 2: Get the layout right
40% of recruiters spend less than 60 seconds reviewing your CV before making a decision.
As such, it must be clear, informative and easy to read.
Make sure the relevant experience is near the top, so the reader doesn’t have to hunt for it.
Be as concise as possible so you can keep it ideally, under two pages.
A strong personal profile can be the decider for some employers so please do invest precious time in making it count!
Step 3: Check, check and check again
It’s easy to make mistakes on your CV and, unfortunately, difficult to repair the damage.
Always check your spelling and grammar and ensure you’ve provided the right phone number and email address.
We recommend asking someone to check through your CV before you send it to a prospective employer.
Step 4: Keep it up-to-date
Don’t leave out information that could put you ahead of the competition.
If you’ve attended a training course recently or taken up a new hobby, make sure you include this up to date information.
Need more help?
We offer professional CV Writing Services if you require assistance putting together a winning CV.
We have helped write many candidate CV’s over the years who have gone on to use it to secure the job of their dreams!