CVs can often be really tricky for people to complete. It’s hard to know what to include, what not to include and things you need to think about. In this blog post we would like to share six super CV tips with you, to help you create a successful CV that will get you a job in Huntingdon.
Powerful Personal Statement
The personal statement is often the most important part of your CV. This is the bit that really sells you as a person. It is the bit that sets you apart from the competition. Your personal statement is like an elevator pitch. It explains why you are the right person for their business and the job vacancy.
Find a job that you really want by checking out our job vacancies. Read the job description and the job advert. Think about what you have done that is relevant to the job. Consider the skills you have that will be of benefit to them. The best places to tailor-make your CV is through the personal statement and in your work history.
Avoid The Clichés
While you may think that you work well on your own or as part of a team, or that you are results driven and self-motivated, these are not things to put in your CV. These are cliché terms and may risk putting the recruiter off of you and your CV. They can also downplay your skills and experience.
Use action words as these are attractive to recruiters. Saying things like you executed, awarded or motivated are really strong sentences. These actions words and terms will be very attractive to potential future employers. However, make sure you back up you action words with examples or they quickly lose their power.
Dependent on the job you are applying for, digital links to profiles may be recommended. For example you may want to share links to a website with a gallery of your work or portfolio in some cases. You may choose to include links to your social media pages, but make sure your social media is clean and presents you in the best possible light.
Make sure you double and triple check your CV for any typos or grammar mistakes. Take the time to ensure that your CV flows smoothly through your career and work experiences. Check that your format and layout is clear. Finally keep the same tone throughout your CV. This is really important to check if you update your CV at different stages or at the end of each job for example.
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