Hi guys! I’m back again with a new post where I’m revealing 3 tips that will help you make your CV stand out from the pile of CV’s that employers receive.
1. Design or invest in an eye-catching CV lay-out
Guys, as for this one it’s really important. The first thing that people see is the lay-out not the content. Make sure you can draw the recruiters’ attention on the first stage. I’m not good in designing my own CV so what I do is invest in a CV template via Etsy and get it sent to me. You can choose from different lay-out styles. From simplistic to colorful and creative. Do bare in mind that it’s better to choose a lay-out that fits within the sector your trying to find a job in. All you have to do when you’ve received the files is to download them and fill in the content in the template. Since I’ve done this, I’ve been receiving a lot of compliments on how professional and creative my CV looks like (see the first picture).
2. Focus only on relevant information
3. Do some research on WHAT to put on your CV
What I’ve learned during some CV workshops I’ve attended is that research is important. With research, I mean looking into what the do’s and dont’s are in that particular country or sector you’re looking into. For example, I know that in The Netherlands, a lot of employers in retail prefer to have a CV with a picture on it. Not only in the retail sector, but in general. In The Netherlands, adding a picture on your CV is preferable however in the UK adding a picture on your CV is a no go! So before sending off your CV, do some research on what the do’s and dont’s are for a CV in your sector or country and go from there.
image source hereI hope the 3 tips were useful. Are there any tips you would like to add to this list? I would love to hear from you!