Thursday, 17 January 2019

The art of a good CV, 17th January 2019

The art of a good CV

Your CV is designed to be a summary of your experience, skills and education.
In the world of recruitment, people often say that employers will spend a maximum of 30 seconds reviewing a CV.

Your CV should be written with one purpose in mind – to make somebody want to meet you in person.

Target your CV to the job, it is very common to have more than one CV
Consider your layout, your CV must be clear, logical and easy to read.  There are plenty of downloadable CV templates online

Keep it concise, general rule is not to go over 2/3 pages

Avoid cliche's, don’t use statements like “love working as part of a team”, “I’m dynamic” or “have good attention to detail” as they lose their impact, they want to hear about ‘YOU’

Make the content do the talking, not the colours. Save selling your personality for the interview

Proof read thoroughly, make sure your spelling and grammar is perfect
Honesty is the best policy, never be tempted to lie on your CV

The interview will be in the bag!!
Keep your personal statement punchy and use it to sell what you could add the business

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This information was brought to you by: Part Time Work for Teenagers in association with: The Teenage Recruitment Specialist