So StandOut CV have created this handy CV guide showing how you can make a big first impression with your CV and have employers queuing up to interview you.
Start off by crafting a professional format and look to be taken seriously and ensure that your CV can be easily navigated by readers. Recruiters receive an average of 118 CVs per job vacancy so an untidy looking CV will probably be rejected instantly
Ensure your CV is about 2 pages in length, use a simple clean font and ensure that your most valuable skills are highlighted at the top of your CV in order to create an instant impact. Then craft an easy-to-read structure so that recruiters can speedily pick out the information they need.
Highlight proof of your value to an employer by adding outstanding achievements that have impacted previous firms, and try to back them up with facts and figures where possible.
And don’t forget to include a cover letter with your application to ensure that your CV gets opened in the first instance. Tell the employer what you have to offer them as opposed to what you want from them.
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