Your CV is rather like the worm on the end of a fishing line. Follow these 10 Tips from the U&P Tribe to increase the chances of a prospective new employer taking your bait and calling you for interview, rather than leaving you dangling
1. Don’t forget the basics – include your name and contact details – make it easy for the recruiter, don’t make them have to search for your information
2. Put a name to a face – include a professional portrait picture; help them get to know ‘you’
3. Don’t be fancy – use standard fonts on white or cream paper; fancy fonts or colours could be distracting
4. Use bullet points – make it easy for the recruiter to tick off how you match the key accountabilities for the role (rather like a shopping list)
5. Think backwards - include your career history from your latest role first
6. Tell your work story – list the companies you’ve worked for, the job title, the month/year from/to
7. Highlight key responsibilities – display the scope of your roles and try to match them to the job description
8. Shout about your key achievements – make them tangible and measurable: what did you achieve and what was the impact?
9. Let them know you’re qualified – list University/college/school qualifications, if specific to the role
10. Prove you’re a human being – list your hobbies and interests outside of work at the bottom; be sure to demonstrate that you’re a team player
Best of luck getting that all-important interview!
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