It is common knowledge that CV writing styles change from year to year. If one of your New Year’s resolutions get hired, writing a professional-looking CV that meets today’s standards is your priority.
Here are three CV writing tips for 2018 that should hold you in good stead:
CV Writing Tip #1: Leave Out Irrelevant Information
It is crucial to be as precise as possible given the pile of resumes that employers have to read to find the perfect fit.
Eliminate the interests section or even personal details that might not add value to how well you can perform a job or fit in with an organisation. Qualifications, skills, and positions that not relevant to the job you are applying to should also be left out.
CV Writing Tip #2: Make a Lasting Impression Quickly
One job opening posted online attracts over 250 applications. That said, it is essential to ensure your CV stands out in every way possible.
One way to do this is to revise your LinkedIn profile so that it highlights your skills. At the same time, the information here must match those you include in your CV. By doing this, employers can identify and remember you, increasing your chances that they will contact you.
Again, make sure that you are as specific as possible with the details you provide. Add relevant information to give depth to your work profile. This tip is critical as most employers find essential data missing on most LinkedIn profiles.
CV Writing Tip #3: Customize Your CV for Every Job Application
While this third tip might be somewhat apparent, you may be surprised how many people fail to do this.
Customizing your CV not only helps you stand out but ensures that just your most important and relevant skills, qualification and experience are included in the CV you send.
In most cases, minor tweaks should suffice. However, there are instances when you may need to write a separate CV altogether. If you need help in this area, contact us today to get a free assessment of what type of modification you need for your CV. We would be happy to help.