6 Pointers for a Winning CV


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6 pointers for a winning cv if you ve started to look for a new job you probably know that updating your cv is going to be necessary focusing only on your cv isn t the way to go as there is a lot more to your job search including looking at your networks getting clear about who you want to work for and exploring channels to market yourself to that targeted organisation for better guidance through each job search stage look at our how to get the job you want ebook however for now here are some crucial tips to remember when writing your cv 1 keep it simple 1 keep it simple 2 think like a recruiter 3 don t rely on it 4 serve it warm 5 tailor it 6 take your time when we assign too much importance to our cvs we are in danger of over-complicating them by adding all kinds of trimmings and irrelevant information don t turn your cv into your autobiography and don t add a picture why does the recruiter have to know what you look like before putting you through to the next stage 2 think like a recruiter recruiters and headhunters receive many cvs for each available position and initially only skim each document looking for quick information to point them towards the most suitable candidates to longlist/shortlist pepper your cv with keywords that stand out and put the information that shows you re suited to the position near the top of the document 3 cvs alone do not secure jobs contrary to the beliefs in modern society cvs are not the be all and end all your cv is not going to secure your dream position by itself regardless of its quality the way forward is to combine a straightforward and targeted cv with the use of your connections use your network to leverage leads to job openings rather than spamming out your cv to a whole bunch of strangers just because you saw a job advertisement follow us @posignition www.positionignition.com


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4 cvs are best served warm even if you don t have any connections who ve been or are involved in the organization you want to work for there are still ways to avoid `cold emailing it to the employer telephone the company to see if there s anyone you can speak to about the position many job vacancies especially senior ones now include a contact name and number for anyone who wants to discuss the role before applying 5 there is no such thing as `one size fits all it is surely better to tailor your cv to each individual vacancy as opposed to reaming off copy after copy of exactly the same document to a diverse array of employers even if the positions you re applying to all have the same title there will be subtle differences between each job spec and the various organizations will certainly have differences that will make what they want and their recruitment processes and logic unique 6 take your time although you shouldn t spend ages laboriously turning your cv into an intricate jampacked work of art you shouldn t rush it either take your time over each application rather than rushing through them into order to send as many out as possible applying for a mass of jobs is not going to make you more likely to land one if each application is sub-par this checklist has been created by position ignition ltd one of the uk s leading career consulting companies please contact enquiries@positionignition.com for more information or to suggest additional resources follow us @posignition www.positionignition.com



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