These are my 5 Top Tips on writing an outstanding CV.
1. First impression.
Use your headline to brand yourself and to convey very specific information about the value you can offer. You have got it right, if someone could invite you for an interview just after seeing this part.
2. Make sure it reads well.
Keep it simple, concise and to the point. Avoid too much information crammed in one section. Make it easier for recruiters to screen your CV. If they cannot find what they are looking for, there is no chance they will put you forward for the job.
3. Show your achievements.
Employers look for candidates who can solve their problems and deliver the results, so remember to highlight your accomplishments and tell them how you have helped your previous employers.
4. Target your CV to the specific job.
There is no need to write about everything you did in your career. Include only the information which is relevant to the position you want to apply for. If you are making a change in your career, it is very important to focus on your transferable skills.
5. Use key words.
It is a great practice to review a couple of job specifications and find the most common words including in the requirements section. Make sure you use them in your CV – just by doing that you will incredibly increase your chances of being selected for an interview. And those are my 5 Top Tips on writing an outstanding CV.