Ultimately, your CV is a marketing tool with a primary focus to secure you interviews. So, if you’re already getting frequent interviews, well done. As you probably already have a good one!
Remember, it’s a competitive market out there and it’s not uncommon to get hundreds of applications per job, so you really need to ensure that your CV stands out. Stick to two-three pages, make sure it’s easy to read and gives a great, positive first impression on you.
TalentHQ Recruitment tips for a good CV
Here are a few guidelines from TalentHQ covering key areas of your CV
- Personal Information: Full name, Address, telephone number, email address etc
- Profile: Write a short paragraph about your main achievements and type of work you’re looking for
- Work History: Highlight in bold the companies you’ve worked for and dates. We recommend using Bullet points of your job duties and key achievements on every job
- Educational & Professional Qualifications: Your Education history, professional qualifications, certifications, training courses attended as well as membership of professional bodies should be highlighted here.
- Interests & Hobbies: Use this section to make you stand out a little and give an insight into you as a person. If you’ve done any volunteering, fundraising or charity work then highlight it here, along with any personal achievements or awards.
- References: You can add your references contact details here or say available upon request.
Finally, make sure you have spelled checked and proofread your CV. Get a second opinion (we can always help you with that) and use the same fonts and sizes throughout. We advise that you have a master template CV, which you can tweak and tailor slightly to the various roles that you apply for.