While getting a job is a big task, it is best to consider it as several smaller jobs. You may feel overwhelmed by everything you need to do to get a job, so help yourself by taking it step by step. Many people focus on the interview process because this is often the final stage.
However, if you don’t address the earlier steps, you won’t reach the interview stage. If you want to make yourself known to employers and place yourself in the running for an interview, you need a great CV. A good quality CV highlights your strengths and positions yourself as a suitable candidate for the job you apply for.
Know what employers want to see on a CV
Before you start focusing on what to place in the CV, learn what employers want to see on a CV. When you know what employers are looking for, you can tailor your skills and experience, so you look like a suitable candidate.
Review the job description, research the company, and take steps to be as informed as you can about what the ideal candidate for the job looks like.
Study your achievements and know your strengths
A great CV displays your strengths, and makes employers keen to learn more about you, and what you offer. Therefore, you need to know what your strengths are. Focus on your experience, what you like to do, and where your skills lie.
Make sure you include all your best points in the CV, as this will help you make a positive impression on employers.
Understand the format and style of a CV
While you often want your CV to stand out, you don’t want your CV to stand out for all the wrong reasons. A poorly formatted CV or one with no or an incorrect structure will hamper your chances. Keep your CV simple, and in a recognised format, and let your experience and expertise stand out as opposed to the design and layout of the application!
Know how to tailor your CV
There will be elements of your CV that you want to feature in every application. Your details and your qualifications will likely remain the same. However, depending on the job, you may wish to amend your CV to support your application.
Learning how to amend and alter your CV to showcase your talents and skills most appropriately will help you create the best impression every time.
Ask for help
Make sure you ask for help with your CV. If you are not sure of what a great CV looks like, or you are unsure if you have met the requirements, speak to people with more experience with CVs. Many people lack the confidence to ask for help, but we’re always here to assist, so get in touch.
If you want to learn how to create winning CVs, you’ll be pleased to know Global Solution Services offers classes and courses. To boost your CV, get in touch, and we’ll be delighted to assist you in developing an application that opens doors.