Want to know what HR and Recruiters look for in your CV and application?
Our HR team share some top tips and advice to help you. (And at the bottom on the this blog, you’ll find helpful weblinks to other FREE media with tips and advice on this topic.)
There are some things you should know about making a CV:
Rule-1: There’s no one right or wrong way to write and format a CV. (CVs need to be adapted to suit the job, company, and industry you’re applying to.)
Rule-2: However, there are some helpful general rules-of-thumb that can improve your CV, as well as increase the chances it’s viewed positively by the company you send it to.
Rule-3: Generally, Recruiters receive a lot of CVs and applications for every vacancy they advertise, so they’re looking for CVs that quickly give them the relevant information they need to decide if someone is qualified for the job and whether to invite them for a job interview. The more your CV can help them do this -as quickly and easily as possible- the better your chances of success when you apply for a job!
That’s the end of the ‘rules’. Writing a good CV is more about common sense, putting the work in, and being proactive. We recommend you consider the following tips and advice when writing your CV:
Cover letters tend to be matter of preference. Some Recruiters like them while others believe they don’t add anything to what’s already in your CV.
Generally, if you’re not asked for a Cover Letter when applying for a job then don’t feel you need to send one.
If you do include a Cover Letter, we suggest: