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Top tips for writing a strong CV

  • Publish Date: Posted about 1 year ago
  • Author:by Jodie Fox

​The job market is bustling right now, and many employers are struggling to find and hire great talent making this a perfect time for you to build your career.

To stand out from the crowd, a strong CV is vital in today’s job market as it is often the first impression a potential employer will have of you. Your CV provides an outline of your education, work experience, and skills, and helps the employer determine if you are a good fit for the job.

 

Here are some top tips for writing a strong CV to ensure it stands out for all the right reasons:

  1.  Tailor your CV to the specific job you are applying for. Highlight your relevant skills and experiences that match the job requirements.

  2. Use a clear and concise format. Use bullet points and headings to organize your information and make it easy to read.

  3. Use strong action verbs to describe your experiences and accomplishments. For example, instead of saying "I was responsible for organising x,y & z," say "I planned and executed x for a team of 50 people."

  4. Highlight your achievements and results, not just your responsibilities. Employers want to see what you have accomplished and how you have made a positive impact in previous roles.

  5. Quantify your achievements whenever possible. Use numbers to show the scope and impact of your accomplishments. For example, "Increased sales by 30% in the first quarter" is more impressive than "Increased sales."

  6. Keep your CV up to date. Update your CV regularly to include your most recent experiences and accomplishments.

  7. Proofread your CV carefully. Spelling and grammatical errors can make a bad first impression. Have someone else review your CV to catch any mistakes you may have missed.

  8. Keep it professional. Use a professional email address and avoid using overly casual language or inappropriate personal details.

  9. Keep your CV to 1-2 pages. Employers don't want to read a long, detailed history of your entire career. Focus on the most relevant experiences and skills.

  10. Finally, be honest and transparent. Don't exaggerate or lie about your experiences or accomplishments. Employers will likely find out the truth during the hiring process, and it can harm your reputation and chances of getting the job. The job market has been through a huge amount of upheaval over the last two years thanks largely to the pandemic, 

 

If you need further advice or help to navigate the current job market, Venture Recruitment Partners will be happy to help.

Here at Venture Recruitment Partners, we can help you with your dream of finding a new job. Our experienced team is on hand to help. Please register with us today. Register with us · Venture Recruitment Partners (vrpartners.co.uk)

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