Career Series Ep 7: 5 Tips to Improve Your CV and Get a Job
What Does Your CV Say About You?
Does your CV represent the best version of yourself? If you’re looking for a new job or you want to expand your professional horizons, then you need to ensure that your CV stands out from the crowd. It’s the first impression that you give to a hiring manager or an employer, and it’s key to landing your ideal job. Episode 7 of our Career Series provides you with 5 tips to improve your CV and get a job.
What do you think is the most important part of your CV? It has to be your ‘Achievements’ section which should be at the very top of the first page. This is a run through of your professional and personal successes to date. Employers can quickly scan your CV and see the highlights of your career. If you’re coming from another industry be sure to include this experience because many of your skills will be transferable to a new job.
Remember, adopt a clearly structured CV that is a maximum of two pages in length. This will inform an employer that you’re organised, detail-oriented and diligent. Hiring managers don’t have time to read anything longer than that, and they’ll appreciate your efficiency. Focus on describing the experience that’s most relevant to the role you’re applying for. Match the language that reflects the job description and you’ll be sure to get a hiring manager’s attention. And don’t forget, a well written cover letter will also help in getting your CV seen.
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