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3 ways to improve your CV
Your CV is the very first thing the hiring manager will see, and making a great first impression may be the only way you get an interview. No matter what career path you choose your CV is probably the most important document you’ll ever write.
Here’s 3 great tips to show you how you can improve your CV and stay ahead of the competition…
In most cases it’s a good idea to have your CV already written before you apply for a job, and at the very least have a draft layout that you can build upon when the time comes to send it to an employer.
Above all else you don’t want to be in the position of having to rush your CV as this could cause silly errors. A rushed and under prepared CV will be unlikely to impress the hiring manager, and you will be up against many others that have taken more time to fine tune their CV.
Tailor your CV to each role
Following on from the above – even though you should have a draft CV prepared in advance you should always tailor your CV to each role you apply for. An employer wants to see clearly from your application that you understand what is expected of a worker as well as an appreciation for what they are looking for within a CV.
A generic CV will make the hiring managers life difficult, and you want to highlight all the relevant skills and qualifications to make it obvious that you are the right person for the job. Don’t hide the important parts within a generic CV when you can easily make a few adjustments to your original.
If you would like further information on tailoring your CV – please click here and scroll past the CV template.
Avoid spelling/grammatical errors with a professional proofread
It’s far too easy for us to say you shouldn’t make any errors on your CV, but how do you even know if you can’t see the errors? The only sure fire way to know if your CV is completely free of errors is to have it proofread by someone else.
It goes without saying that you should proofread it yourself a million times before you send it off, but if you want to be absolutely certain it’s ready then you need to pass it someone else. Ideally you want to try and find someone who has extensive experience reading CV’s. This may be someone you’ve worked with in the past or a proofreading service online.