FREE CV Writing - Tips (Part 1)
Just how important is YOUR CV? Isn't it just a piece of paper you 'have' to send in with a job application?
To really answer this question, we would need to spend a long time looking at each scenario as every Employer is very different and should be treated as such.
Here are just a few FREE hints & tips when writing YOUR CV:
Let's start with the basics....
*Your CV should be printed on good quality A4 paper (not decorated with rainbows, glitter or feathers!) and should be no longer than 2-3 pages. If you have an extensive career, shorten each section to include the best 'stand-out' facts and add the phrase 'more details available upon request'.
You see, Employers simply don't have the time or the patience to sit down and read through each CV that they recieve - Even if your CV was perfect in every way for the job, IT PROBABLY STILL WOULDN'T BE READ!
So this is where you need to be a little cleaver - Understand that your CV needs to grab the attention of the reader, understand that they are busy people, but give them enough to want to know more!
*Your CV is just that 'YOURS' - you need to make it different so that it stands out from the crowd!
This can be a litte tricky - CV Writing Services will all offer many different CV templates. BE CAREFUL - You want to stand out from the crowd, but you don't want an employer thinking that you have 'mass produced' a load of standard CV's that you are sending out in a 'scatter-gun' fasion!
A potential employer wants to know that you are really keen for the position that they are offering without seeming desperate!
*So how do you do it? Simple - Be Proffessional, Acurate and 'think like the employer'
Imagine that you are reading your CV for the first time as a potential employer. What would you be looking for?
Remember, you haven't much time and maybe hundreds of other CV's to look at - What will make you put YOUR CV on the 'Maybe' pile?
*For me, it is simple - Produce a Proffesional, be-spoke CV, tailored for each job specifically, highlighting your suitability for the role advertised in a confident manner and demonstrate that you are 'worthy' of a 'chance' without saying - "Go on! Gis a Job" LOL
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