It has been a while since I last updated the blog as we’ve been very busy over the past few weeks, as we are in the process of growing the team and in talks with a number of companies to become a supplier. Although it has been busy it is a very exciting time for us and I’ve finally got around to writing a post.
We want to help candidates get the full way in the recruitment process by having a high standard CV to accompany an application form. You will have spent a significant amount of time writing an excellent application and you may find that your applications are getting past the first initial sift but not through to the interview stage? This could be down to the accompanied CV.
There are 3 common occurrences that we find on CVs which can be improved: Tailoring the CV, Formatting of the CV, and Spelling and Grammar. Below are a few pointers to creating a more effective CV.
Tailoring your CV – An important part of your CV is for it to be tailored to the role you are applying for. Open with a paragraph briefly about yourself and the experience you hold, tailoring it to meet the requirements of the role or the job sector. Along with tailoring your duties and responsibilities under each position you have held, showing how the experience you have previously gained will be beneficial for the position you are applying for.
Formatting of your CV – Keeping the formatting of your CV consistent throughout the whole document is essential. Ensure that line spacing, font, text size, margins, etc. are the same right to the end of your CV, as it gives a more professional feel and it shows you have great attention to detail which makes a great first impression.
Spelling and Grammar – Most word processing software makes you aware of any spelling or grammar mistakes as you are going along, but just in case any slip through, carry out a Spelling and Grammar check once you have finished editing your CV.
Hopefully these pointers have been helpful and when taken into consideration, this should make your CV more appealing to the end customer.
I hope everyone enjoys the warmer weather and have a great weekend!