CVs are more or less like personal adverts, crafted for employers to consider the most appropriate candidates for the next stage of the recruitment process. So, as the success of any advertisement depend on how effectively it connects with costumers, the same goes for CVs. If your CV doesn’t present you properly, it is more likely to end up in a bin or trash folder. So what is best practice when sending out a CV?
Of course there are some very basic rules of thumb to adhear to. Your CV must be tailored to each of thevacancies you are applying to and be inline with job requirements to grab the attention of your potential employer. It must include all the skills and experiences required by the particular employer for a specific role. So, yes, you have to alter your CV every time you apply for a new job. In aditon to this, herewith further tips inline with which you could alter your CV successfully.
- Understanding the audience:
To craft a CV according to the demands and requirements of the employer, you first have to understand the role, employer, sector, and industry. Thoroughly research to identify the key features employer is looking forwards to have in their ideal candidate.
- Use action-oriented language:
To convey the message that you have the required skill they have been looking for, your CV must include positive and action-oriented verbs.
However, once you identify the key features required by the employer for a specific role, you can display those expectations as your skills in your CV.
- Try to remain specific:
The description regarded your work experience must be concise and to the point to avoid the unnecessary details.
- Showcase your successes:
Your CV is your marketing effort to get the desired results. So, it should have all your achievements and success you have gained so far in your career. You can include all the detail in a single sentence starting with the action verb, then the short description about the skill, and end the sentence with the achieved end results.
- Target the headlines:
Try to avoid the standard headings like work experience or extra-curricular activities. Instead, be innovative and target your employer with targeted headlines. Suppose, your potential employer is looking for someone with leadership qualities; then you must include the heading like “leadership Experience” to grab their attention.
- Put yourself in the employer’s shoe:
Every time you sat down to alter your CV, think like an employer. Analyze your CV like him, whether it is going to grab his attention or not. Analyze whether or not your CV is communicating the skills required by the role? Always remember that your CV is your personal marketing for some specific results, and it should be crafted to target the specific audience i-e Employers.
- Here is the help:
We can provide you with the required information and knowledge to make your CV more effective and targeted. You can attend the seminars on the CV guides, or you can approach us personally through online platforms to get the required assistance.