What you need to know about recruiting processes.
Recruiters receive thousands of CVs daily, some take 5 seconds to browse through the first page. If you are not landing interviews, it might be that your CV is not doing any justice to who you really are, and showing the value you could potentially add to the organization.
Let’s create a perfect CV and an equally exciting LinkedIn profile
It’s no secret that your online presence contributes significantly to landing the job. First of all, employers need ‘brand ambassadors’.
Here’s a few valuable tips how to write a perfect CV:
— Identify the right personal details to include on your CV. Learn what to add and what to leave out, such as whether to include your social media handles, previous passion projects that were successful in your community, not necessarily a job role. This shows your “out of the office” influence.
— Add a personal statement. Find out what one is and how it can be used to focus a potential employer’s attention on your best attributes.
— Know what to include in the skill section. Discover how to bring your skills to the fore and make sure you understand the difference between transferable, job-related and adaptive skills.
— Mention former jobs. Brush up on the best ways to present former or current employment in a way that shows you in the best light.
— Don’t forget your qualifications. Learn what to include, how to select relevant qualifications for a particular CV and why not listing everything exhaustively is crucial.
— Keep your CV up to date so that it is ready to go at a moment’s notice.
— When applying with an Agency, list your career objectives, what do you love doing and what should the Agent avoid. List your preferred locations to work, are you willing to travel or relocate.
A Recruiter puts in a ton of time to market you to suitable employers which they are not compensated for, be clear and concise on your dream career to avoid any unwanted roles. Avoid using terms such as “I’ll do anything.” A Recruiter might find a role fast only for you to resign within weeks. Be true to yourself and follow your passion.
— Your online presence is equally as important. List your previous roles and accolades on LinkedIn.
Your CV is a preview, once an employer shows interested they’ll flock to your online profile for further and full information.
LinkedIn is a professional platform:
— Use a corporate profile image.
— Add a description under your name; i.e. Business Consultant / Legal Advisor / Event Planner.
— Add your Experience as listed on your CV, head hunters often utilize a Profile as a CV.
— List your Accolades, this is your platform to “show off” those achievements.
— Shift your top Skills & endorsements from the highest and most relevant (edit and drag the tabs).