Jeremy I’ Anson has explained on how to get your CV short listed: –

DON’T BE DULL

When you write your CV make sure you supercharge our sentence instead of writing it in a dull and boring way. For example: –

Dull and boring – “led a team of 20 sale staff”. This sentence is not enough so to make it more interesting you can write “led a team of 20 sale staff who exceeded all performance targets”.

USE POWER VERBS

In order to add impact in your CV you must use the power verb. For example: –

  • Drove the completion of project
  • Managed whole office work
  • Targeted new clients

USE KEYWORDS

Many of the organisations use an automated screening so it’s better if you use keywords and phrases. By scanning the field of job you are applying in pick up the words that have been used again and again as many recruiters use the keywords to Google the proficient worker for the job.

KEEP IT SHORT

Try to keep the CV short and sweet. Lengthy CV can frustrate the hiring manager as they do not have time to read lengthy CV of every applicants so better write CV of 2 -3 pages and not more than that.

KEEP IT SUCCINCT 

Keep the CV professional and to the point meaning if a sentence could be finished within 10 words than do not elongate it. For example: –

  • Before = Facilitated the training and development of the management and staff of the business to ensure that the business grew and staff turnover was reduced.
  • After = Facilitated training and development to promote business growth and reduce staff turnover.

KEEP YOUR CV FOCUSED

Choose one particular role you want to perform and keep focus on that particular job. As sometimes people with multiple skills write about all their skills which leave recruiter in confusion.

CONSIDER CHANGING YOUR JOB TITLE

Doesn’t use the unusual job title as it become difficult for the recruiter to find you among all this applicants? For example: – if you manage sales than write “sales manager” instead of writing something else because people search for this keywords.

DON’T SEND OUT THE OLD CV FOR EVERY JOB

Check the detail of skills and experience your jobs require and focus on that expect instead of sending the same CV to every company. Focus on the specialisation the particular job needs.

LIST YOUR ACHEIVEMENT

Career achievement is very important for your CV so do not forget to state that. Employer wants to know about the achievement of the employee they are going to heir.

CHECK THE SPELLING AND GRAMMAR MISTAKES This may sound simple but it is not never ignore the spelling and grammatical mistakes. One single mistake and you lose your job. Do you know half of the people have lost job for this silly mistake? So make sure that you do not make any mistake while you write your CV.

News Source: Telegraph

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