7 tips for CV suc­cess in 2017

The Oban Times - - Jobs Fair -

1. Be cre­ative. Ex­per­i­ment with the for­mat of your CV and try to add your per­sonal flair to the lay­out. In re­cent years, can­di­dates have even gone dig­i­tal in the form of video CVs and games, but this is usu­ally only worth it if you’re in a cre­ative in­dus­try. 2. Be care­ful. If you choose a more cre­ative for­mat for your CV, don’t let it be detri­men­tal – don’t choose any­thing too dis­tract­ing or dif­fi­cult to read from. 3. Proof­read. Make sure you triple check your CV; you don’t want avoid­able er­rors to hin­der your chances be­fore you’re even through the door. Have some­one else check over it too. 4. Don’t make it too long. Your CV should be no longer than one or two A4 pages. Re­cruiters aren’t likely to have the time to read five pages, no mat­ter how tal­ented you are. 5. Tai­lor each CV. Ev­ery CV you send out should be tai­lored to the role you’re ap­ply­ing for. Choose rel­e­vant ex­am­ples and skills to demon­strate why you’re the best per­son for the job. 6. Keep it up to date. Up­date your CV when­ever you gain a new skill or qualification. Re­mem­ber that your ca­reer goals may change over time and that your CV should re­flect this. 7. Send­ing your CV on­line. In to­day’s dig­i­tal world, you may be send­ing your CV via email or through a job board like CV-Li­brary. Save your CV with the .PDF file ex­ten­sion to en­sure that re­cruiters can open it on any de­vice. A PDF will also main­tain for­mat­ting, so you can be sure that em­ploy­ers are see­ing your CV as you in­tended.

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