Recruiters see hundreds of CV’s a day, and have a trained eye when it comes to evaluating a CV and deciding whether or not it’s worthy of a call back for an interview. Making sure your CV is formatted correctly and reads well is vital, our expert consultants gave their top tips on how to make your CV stand out from the crowd.
-Keep your CV to two, max three pages.
Keep it short and sweet, with the revelent skills needed and information needed for the parricular role you are applying for.
-Format your CV as follows:
Profile: 3-5 lines in summary of the candidate and what they’re looking for.
Skills: Make sure to keep these to the core skills used on a regular basis.
Career history: Starting with the most recent position. Any roles more than 6 or 7 years ago needn’t be on the CV.
You can put a line to say that further roles are available upon request if need be.
Education/ Certifications: Again, keep this relevent to the role you're applying for.
Interests/ Hobbies: To finish off the CV.
In general try to keep things as concise as possible, keeping the CV as clean as possible– nothing worse than a busy CV without flow.
If you have an outdated CV, and are not sure where to start reach out to our team today to see what we can do for you.
Or, if you already have landed an interview and aren't sure of your next step read our blog with our Interview top tips to make sure you land that dream job.