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Writing a CV need not be difficult; here we show you the top areas that recruiters ALWAYS look for on a resume and CV.
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Relevancy, relevancy, relevancy. We’ repeated this three times so that you know how important keeping your CV relevant to the role that you are applying for. Most recruitment companies use computerised software these days, a lot of these programs look for keywords associating the skill that the recruiter is looking for, so make sure you use the keyword of the skills, or job title in your CV.
Always list your most current experience at near the top of your CV. recruiters have a low threshold for pain. While it may be interesting to the candidate that they spend twenty years in the army before becoming a top class chef, most recruiters will put some thought into the fact that your CV was not presented to its best.
Should you have many years of experience do not list every job that you have had on your cv, you can either advise at the bottom of your CV that you have additional experience, or use this as a golden opportunity to contact the recruiter and to ask them what / how they would prefer you to write your CV details.
Read your cv in front of a person before sending it to the company / recruitment agency. You may find that being “on the spot” makes you want to change some element of your resume!
Always, always make sure that you know who has your CV. So if you send it to a recruitment company, make sure that they are not sending it blindly to all manner of companies without your permission. Imagine if your CV was sent to the company that you wanted to work for by 5 or even 6 recruitment companies. You could be seen as desperate! remember, always stay in control.
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And lastly, enjoy your CV. It is after all only a part of you. When you get to interview the focus is on you not a piece of paper. Take CV advice from your friends and family, and make sure you call a CV professional.
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