I have written CVs for nearly 20 years now and get such a kick out of helping people find their way through the recruitment process.
Looking for a job can be very scary and quite an alien thing for many people. In fact, sometimes you’re forced to have to find a new job due to redundancy or your office being relocated, or simply because your life has changed and you need a different job.
Getting your CV right is crucial. And is the second part of the job search process.
Yes, the CV is secondary to knowing what jobs you want to target.
There is no good reason to have a CV written if you don’t know who is going to read it.
What do I mean by this? Well if you’re currently an account manager but want to move into a field sales role, then you’re probably okay. You can get started with your CV.
However, if you’re currently in sales and want to move into project management, then get a solid idea of what type of project manager roles you want to target first. Then once you know, you can ensure the phrases and keywords used in project manager job adverts feature in your CV but only if you can hand on heart claim you have the appropriate experience and expertise.
So once you’ve found some job adverts which light your fire, then you can think about what the CV needs to say.
Far too many CVs that recruiters, HR departments and hiring managers see are purely based around job descriptions. This is a sure fire way of ensuring your CV is filed quickly … in the bin. The best CVs are very achievement-led so as a recruiter or HR manager, or indeed your next boss, we can see exactly what you’ve done and not simply what your job description says you’ve done.
Quite often this is the hardest part of writing your CV. This is the bit where you have got to blow your own trumpet. No one else will do it for you and you get one opportunity to shine so failing to ensure your CV is achievement heavy is a major mistake. It could stop or stall your job search in its tracks.
If you are finding it hard to work out what you want to do next or have no clue about where to start with your CV, using a professional CV writer is a good option.
I’ve been writing CVs for years as well as recruiting which means I know exactly what recruitment consultants want to see on a CV as well as knowing what your potential new boss wants to see in order to shortlist you for interview.
Alternatively use the form below to send your CV across for a complimentary CV review.