There’s a lot hanging on the success of your CV. Most people appreciate how important their CV is when they apply for jobs. So why do people find them so difficult to write? In the previous Blog: Do You Want to Know the Big 4 CV Mistakes, I outlined the 4 mistakes people often make when they write their CVs. These same 4 things also help us understand why people find it hard to write their CVs. Let’s take a look at them again and some of the questions people often ask me:
Format: What is a good way to format a CV? Do I use colour? What font will work best? What size should the font be?
Information: What do I put in? What do I leave out? What personal information do I include? Should I include my photo?
Relevance: Should I put everything in? What about jobs I had a long time ago? How relevant is my training?
Length: Does the number of pages matter? I have a lot of really important information-why can’t I leave it all in?
So what do you need to know? Some really important information for you:
It’s very hard to rate a prospective candidate well for a job, when they have submitted a poorly presented and formatted CV.
Recruiters will only briefly skim over each CV the first time round. By ‘Brief’ I’m talking about roughly 20 seconds per CV.
Details matter. Length matters. Inappropriate information matters.
Look at your CV and ask yourself:
- Is it in a format that will serve you well if you need to use it tomorrow?
- Is your information up to date?
- Does your ‘Skills’ section give a true representation of the value you might bring to any future role?
- Would it get a big tick for Format, Information, Relevance and Length?
Grab this opportunity now and let our Career Specialist, Janet Tuck help you get it right.
What you will get:
one hourin-depth review of your CV
- An explanation of the
changersyou need to make so you have a winning CV
- A summary of the session in the form of a Checklist with all the things you need to do to make your CV stand out for the right reasons
You can do this is a face-to-face meeting or via Skype.
And if your CV gets a tick for every item on my checklist right at the beginning and I can’t find anything you need to do to improve it, I will refund you the cost of the session.
Call now to book in your CV review
Janet – 021 526 387