How Do You Write A Great Curriculum Vitae?
In a competitive job market having a great CV is a ‘must have.’ With so many applicants for fewer jobs, how do you make your CV stand out from the crowd? This article will show you some of the common mistakes people make when writing a CV, and give you excellent tips to write that great CV! Why should I bother? That’s a question I hear a lot and the answer is easy. With over 20 years experience in reading job applications and talking to fellow recruiters I can tell you that your CV has around 30 seconds to grip their attention if they have a pile of applications on their desk (and most do nowadays). Whether you like it or not many recruiters will do an initial scan of CV’s – anything too long (i.e. more than 2 pages) is often put to the end for reading later; anything full of jargon and anything hard to read suffer the same fate. However, if they are never read (because from the rest of the pile enough interviewees are found) then it doesn’t matter how good you are – because they will