Your resume is your gateway into any job, so it’s essential to make sure it really highlights your experience and most importantly, stands out from the stack of CV’s a hiring manager will receive. It needs to be concise – yet detailed, easy to read – but eye catching, to the point – but cover everything on the job spec. It’s a delicate balancing act, but once you get it right you’re almost guaranteeing yourself a chance to meet face-to-face with your interviews and get a chance to really impress them.
standout-cv.com have created the 7 step guide to writing an interview winning CV. Check out the steps below.
1. Research your market
To ensure that your CV is appealing, you must first research your target employers and find out exactly what skills and knowledge they are looking for in successful candidates.
2. Build a solid structure
In order to land job interviews, your CV must instantly show recruiters that you are a good fit for the job. Create a structure that is easy to navigate and allows you to highlight your most relevant skills.
3. Write a punchy profile
Entice recruiters to read your CV by writing a short and sharp introduction that summarises the value in hiring you.
4. Prove your worth with role descriptions
Your role descriptions give you a great opportunity to demonstrate the impact you have made as an employee. Start with a summary of your position, bullet point your responsibilities and be sure to show the results you have achieved for previous employers.
5. Adapt your education
Junior candidates will need to include lots of detail in their education as it will be recent and relevant – more experienced candidates can write a short summary of education as most of the value will be in their work experience section.
6. Tailor your interests
Only include interests that will be highly relevant to the jobs you are applying for.
7. Check to perfection
It only takes one mistake for a recruiter to seriously doubt your credibility, so triple check your CV for mistakes before hitting the job market.
And here, those excellent points are incorporated into a well designed infographic. Use these to construct your own CV and get ready to start attending interviews.