Follow These Three Tips to Achieve CV Perfection!

If you’re searching for a new role, then there are many excellent jobs in Farnham just waiting to be paired up with you by On Track Recruitment. Of course, if you want to get that killer job, then you’ll need a killer CV. Your CV is your marketing tool and it is vital you take time to ensure you highlight your key skills and experience that will grab the attention of the prospective employer. If you’re feeling a bit stuck, then simply follow these tips, and you’ll be well on your way to CV perfection!

 

Tailor your CV

You want to keep your details relevant for the role that you are applying for, meaning you need to adapt your CV each time you apply for a new position so that it will stand out from the other applications  (remember, not all your work history needs to be on your CV if it’s not relevant). You will want to emphasise certain qualities, skills and past successes in order to highlight what a good fit you are for the position you are applying for.

 

Watch your language

Whoever is reading your CV is only able to judge you based on what you’ve written, which is why you need to be careful when it comes to wording; you need to be mindful of using tired or clichéd buzzwords. Instead use industry-specific key terms which will jump out to hiring managers (for example, the terms ‘targets’ and ‘success’ will be of interest for sales positions, but calling yourself ‘punctual’ may not add anything to your application at all).

 

Keep Up Appearances

How your CV looks is just as important as its content. Do keep in mind in mind formatting (including fonts, justification, and line spacing) and ensure that it clear , concise and  easy to read – your CV will most likely be discarded if it’s messy or confusing.

You will also want to keep your CV regularly updated and generally it should be no longer than 1-2 A4 pages (though there are exceptions to this depending on what industry you work in and how long you have been working for). There is no need to include a photo with your CV, though it is advised to include one on your LinkedIn profile, if you have one.

 

The team at On Track Recruitment are dedicated to helping you find the right position, and are always on the lookout for the best available jobs in Farnham to share with you. Why not take a look at our jobs page, or contact us today if you have any questions or need more help – we’re here for you!