Every time you drop your CV at a certain company or recruiting agency, you hope that it will not end up in the paper shredder. Well, you have the ability to ensure someone finds it interesting enough to invite you for an interview. That’s the least every job seeker expects.
Recruiters are looking for the ‘it’ factor in every CV. They keep hoping to find a person who fits the job description and your CV is the only opportunity you get to prove so.
There are a few things that a winning CV whispers into a person’s ear, something that a not-so great CV fails to do. Have you ever wondered why you never get favorable responses from all those companies which you’ve spammed with your CVs? It could be that your CV sings the wrong tune.
A CV is your voice and it must be loud and clear enough if you are to be considered for any position. It should say the correct things, the correct way, to the right person. It should present you in the best light, giving a recruiter compelling reasons to hire you.
Your CV should properly introduce you to the reader. Your personal details need to be correct and presented in an appealing manner. A mashed up CV with disorganised information tells the recruiter that you didn’t put much thought into that particular job hunt. That you were just trying your luck and that the results don’t really matter. Needless to say, that’s a job opportunity blown away.
Does your CV say you’re qualified for the job? Every recruiter wants you to show them that the shoe fits perfectly, that you are the right man for the job. Provide all the necessary information to prove that you are The Man/Woman. Throw in every academic qualification and acquired skills relevant for the position. You never know what the next job hunter is adding to theirs. Like that management training that you want to omit, it could be the deal sealer!
A winning CV tells the recruiter that you have the necessary experience required for the position. Give them just that. Don’t overlook any working experience you’ve ever had, as long as it is not something you ought to be ashamed of. You never know, your short stint as a cashier at the fast food joint could be your saving grace
When you get the chance to speak to a recruiter, be good at it. Stand out and convince them that they just found the right guy. Your CV is the most powerful tool that ensures you are given the chance to prove your worth.