It’s been said that a recruiter spends an average of six seconds looking at a candidate’s CV before moving it to the shortlist or rejection pile. That doesn’t give you long to make a winning impression. And if you’re wanting to change career, you’ll have even more of a challenge standing out against other applicants who have all the relevant experience. This combination of factors means it’s essential that you get your CV right.
In a nutshell, your CV should reflect who you are. It’s your opportunity to sell yourself, share why you’re better than all the other candidates applying for the same role, and convince the recruiter that you’ll be an asset to the company. All in six seconds.
What you can expect:
Through the tailored CV Clinic service, I’ll give you honest, practical feedback on your current CV and advice on what changes you can make so that it stands out from the masses, while staying true to who you are.
After all, every person is unique so every CV should be too.
- Design: how best to present your CV to engage recruiters
- Content: what’s worth including (and just as importantly, what not to include)
- Format: chronological vs skills-based layout
- Strategy: the best approach for career changers
I can also offer tips on crafting the most effective cover letter and pointers for improving your LinkedIn profile.
Let’s face it – while no one gets excited about working on their CV, it’s one of those things that we all have to set aside time for, so I’ll do my best to make the process fun for you.
- Two calls: the first focusing on your current CV and the second on your new and improved CV, each up to one hour
Whether your CV needs a few tweaks or a complete overhaul, I can help polish your CV so that it sets you up for the best chance of success. Our work together will get you through the recruiter’s door.
Ready to get to work?