Why you need a Perfect CV
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The benefits of a well-presented CV resume can be enormous. Besides illustrating your skills and experience, a perfect CV resume can demonstrate the communication skills recruiters seek because they are so vital to successful business
But, what else influences the recruiters ?
To answer this question it's important to understand the recruiter's role. Quite simply - they need to get a strong flow of talent into their client's and employer's business. To achieve this they have to separate the good candidates from the bad - and do it quickly.
So, how do you distinguish yourself from the competition?
Firstly, identify the skill and area of expertise needed for the job in question. Then, engage and sustain the recruiter's interest by presenting evidence of your ability to exceed those needs and 'add value' to the organisation.
Make a compelling case - present your information explicitly, positively and factually. Obvious, you might say! Well, many people do overlook the fact that ambiguous, longwinded and unsupported content does not impress in today's competitive marketplace.
Easier said than done? Need some help?
Learning to say less rather than more can be tricky. In essence, to capture and hold the reader's interest a good CV / resume should be:
Highlight where you have used initiative, made a contribution, turned around performance. Give examples:
Implicit within the language is a 'can do' approach and highly prized key competencies - initiative, customer service orientation, analytical thinking, desire to influence, interpersonal skill and relationship building capability
A cautionary note:
Rather, select words that show strength - 'managed', 'directed', 'project-led' 'forecasted', 'marketed', 'restructured', 'created'.
Create a welcoming, professional design by keeping the style simple with an uncluttered, streamlined structure. Allow plenty of white space and keep to the same font, with minimal emboldening.
Succinct and Factual
An 'objective statement' is often recommended. However, this could end up stating the obvious and take up prime 'first glance' space on the CV. Think about it - the role you apply for already indicates your objective.
This logic could also be applied to a 'profile'. This often comes across as a self-congratulatory, subjective summary of the CV - which in itself is meant to be a summary.
Don't duplicate the information recruiters have to read and let them draw their own conclusions from the facts presented in context and in the body of the CV.
Make sure you give your CV or resume the best opportunity to work wonders for
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