The Importance of a Flawless CV
Your CV is often your first impression on a potential employer. It is disappointing to see how people overlook the importance of creating interesting, relevant and flawless CVs when hunting for a job.
I have been dealing with some CVs myself for some senior roles and I was absolutely amazed to see the awkward sentence structures and a number of spelling mistakes there were in some CVs. I was more amazed by the fact that these CVs were sent for senior jobs and the candidates belong to some high-end sectors in the industry.
It is very important to pay attention to your CV if you really want it to get shortlisted for your desired job. With some careful planning, you can ensure your CV is a good one.
Check, double check and triple check your CV to find out the obvious mistakes! If you are planning to go via us as your recruiter, then we will definitely do this job for you. However, if you are planning to send your CV directly for various job opportunities, follow these tips and improve your chances to get the job easily.
First of all, create your CV and use the grammar and spell check function on the word processing program that you are using. This is a simple way to allow the program to point out and catch any obvious mistake or typos in your content. The mistakes will be highlighted and you will have the chance to change them instantly
After the program has played its role, it is your turn to go through your CV carefully. Read thoroughly and take time to pick out mistakes that your computer could have missed. Highlight the mistakes, check and adjust accordingly. Reading your CV aloud will help you pick out mistakes easily.
If you are still not sure about the quality of your CV, have a friend or colleague check it for you. Having somebody else read your content will help you get a more honest feedback about the quality of your CV. If the CV manages to impress your friend or colleague, it will surely do great with the employers. Be careful not to choose YES people when asking someone to go through your CV you need someone who will be brutal with you! Ideally get someone to read it who is in the industry, so if you are applying for a job in Food Manufacturing ask a Food recruiter to have a look at it for keywords etc.
Check the setting of your word processing program. It will just take a few minutes to fix the settings but the results will be worth the effort. Last but not least, pay attention to the layout of your CV and make sure everything in uniform, corresponding font and sizes.
Again, double check everything and you will do great with your first impression through your CV!