Making your CV make an impact

Posted on April 7, 2022 at 3:57 pm

When applying for jobs the first thing that you’ll need to do is update your CV. Your CV and cover letter is the first bit of information that a prospective employer gets about you so it really needs to make an impact.

It’s always a good idea to tailor your CV and cover letter specifically to the job you’re applying for. This means looking up the job role and the key characteristics the employer wants and ensuring that you can evidence those in the previous roles that you have carried out.

It can be tempting to over explain past experience on a CV but you have to remember that for any one role an employer may have received hundreds of applications and therefore they need to be able to scan read your CV and get all the relevant information quickly.

Using bullet points under each job role highlighting your key responsibilities and skill set is a great idea to give lots of information quickly. You could also list key achievements whilst in that role and any recognition you received whilst in that job.

Always have someone else check through your CV to ensure you’ve not made any grammatical mistakes or errors which may negatively impact your job application.

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