To make sure your job search is successful, it is very important to ensure your CV shines in comparison to other job seekers CV’s who are applying for the same job position as you. Just follow these simple 4 steps to make your CV standout from the rest:
1. Write a covering letter to send in with your CV – it shows the employer that you have taken the time to write why you think the job position is for you, as you have taken the time to show the Recruitment Manager that you are truly interested in the job position. Whether you are applying for jobs via an online job board, email, post, or hand-delivering it, it will make your application stand out from other job applicants.
2. Keep your CV bright and breezy – no more than 2 pages. The Recruitment Manager will only want to see your most recent job experience, however be sure to include all of your qualifications, skills, core competencies and achievements. Ensure your CV looks organised and tidy, with no spelling errors and includes all of the relevant experience suitable for the job position that you are applying for.
3. If for any reason you have been made redundant, fired or had to take time out of work for family or medical reasons – don’t try and hide it, just be honest and upfront when asked about the ‘gap’ on your resume.
4. Once you submit your job application, be patient – don’t hound the Recruitment Manager on whether your job application has been successful or not. You can follow up your application to check that your CV and covering letter has been received, but don’t pester the Recruitment Manager once they have received your job application. This mistake could result in your application being pushed towards the bottom of the pile.
These 4 steps are all it takes to make your job applications shine in comparison to the rest!
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Have a lovely Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
The Agricultural and Farming Jobs Team