7 Ways To stand out From The Crowd
Just graduated? Want to switch jobs? Here’s how to make yourself and your CV look good…
1 Streamline as tempting as it may be, you don’t want a portfolio or CV that’s chock full with old or unsuitable examples of your work. Have a ruthless declutter. list your best attributes and relevant jobs first.
2 Be Strict if it’s a portfolio, professionals say you should fill at least 20 pages, while a digital portfolio should be no more than 30. a cv – try to stick to a page. make sure titles and page numbers are clear so whoever’ sr ea ding it can quickly see what you have to offer.
3 Keep things relevant although breadth of work is important, make sure it’s relevant to the job you are applying for. there’s no use in putting too many words in if you’re applying for a senior position for example. if it’s not needed, then don’t include it.
4 Show yourself to Be an all-rounder highlight the fact that you can be articulate in meetings when presenting ideas, understand budgets and costs and have the ability to meet deadlines. Professional skills are needed in all jobs nowadays.
5 try to Be objective think about your CV in an impartial way. is there too much of one thing? does it show how fun and creative you are but also how serious you are about career progression? does it show you to be versatile and highly capable? try to think about how you would feel if you were viewing your portfolio for the first time as if it was somebody else’s. what would you advise them to change?
6 let others Speak for you recommendations can go a long way in showing that you’re professional,
hard-working and eager to learn and develop your skills. done some freelance work or know a former employer well? ask for a recommendation and include it.
7 make it look Good Spend a little time making sure your CV looks attractive and fits the job you’re going for. it will show the employer that you value attention to detail and want to present your work in the best possible light. font size 12 is the most readable option, but avoid times new roman and stick to arial or Calibri for the most universally easy-to-read font.
Get your CV as sharp as your interview outfit