The average employer looks at each CV for 6 seconds before deciding whether to read more or not. Therefore, it is important that the first glance is good. Furthermore, the entire CV should be tailored to the specific role for which you are applying.
In this article, we will show you a few tips on how to ensure your CV stands out.
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In the heading of your personal details should be your own name. Underneath this should include your remaining contact details. Make sure you put a professional picture of youself. Your face is a logo for your job search.
Explain in a summary who you are, what you hope to achieve, and your goals. Look at the job description and make sure it fits the job you are applying for.
In this section you should describe your skills that you want to illustrate, e.g., the business name, job title, dates of employment, and key responsibilities. You should list this in chronological order, with the most recent first.
If you have a lot of experience in positions, you don’t need to include roles from more than 10 years ago – unless they are particularly relevant to the job for which you are applying.
This section should also be in chronological order. Illustrate the name of the school, the type of qualification, and the degree you obtained.
If you wrote a thesis or completed a project relevant to the job you are applying for, append it to your CV. Attended courses can also be added to this section.
When one is applying for an international job, it’s necessary to add your language skills and write the name of the language out entirely.
Other skills you can add to your CV are any software, system, or soft skills. To ensure accuracy, include only the software and systems that you are truly proficient.
The layout of your CV is very important, as it is the first thing the employer sees. It can reflect your attention to detail and professionalism. You demonstrate to potential employers that you are conscientious, detail-oriented, and take pride in your work by focusing on the design.
Moreover, keep your CV to two pages or less. This will help ensure that the employer can quickly scan your CV and understand your qualifications.
Finally, make sure to proofread your CV for spelling and grammatical errors.