In today’s highly depressed economy finding a new job is a real trial, you can guarantee that any job that you will apply for will also be applied to by maybe a hundred or more other applicants depending on the position and the industry. You can also guarantee that of those hundred or more applicants that have applied for “your” job, many will have very similar skills, qualifications and backgrounds. So how do you make yourself stand out?
If you have been applying for jobs and you are not getting any success even though you are qualified for those positions you can tell straight away that the problem is your CV. Your CV has to be able to impress to get you that interview.
It’s not what you write it’s how you present your CV
As I have already said, you are going to have a very similar set of skills and qualifications so you need to write your CV in a way that gets the reader’s attention immediately. Think about what the recruiter will be doing with this stack of CVs; they will spend maybe 30 seconds on each to get that stack whittled down to a more manageable stack of maybe half a dozen choice candidates. You need to make sure that you can get your message over in those 30 seconds. If you don’t you will never get invited to interview and that is where the real decisions are made.
This means that your layout has to be clear and able to draw the reader’s eyes to the most important points on the page.
Your choice of words must be very concise and must say exactly what the recruiter is looking for it to say.
The trouble is that most of us are not professional writers nor are we salesmen by nature, it is very difficult to write about yourself and even harder to do it in a professional manner.
Using a professional CV writer
We all have many skills and good ideas about how to do various jobs, but that does not mean that we would all try to build a house or fix our car, we give those tasks to someone who is fully qualified. When it comes to writing a CV we should do the same.
Using a professional CV writer will ensure that your CV is written in a way that it will stand the highest chance of being placed in that stack of selected CVs. A professional knows how to format your CV to draw attention to it; they also know exactly what they should say and exactly how to say it.
A professional knows what they need to put into your CV and more importantly what they can leave out to make the other points stand out prouder.