How many times have you been told not to use the same old cliché sayings in your CV? How many times have you heard that employers are tired of reading repetitive, regurgitated CV’s and want unique and original copy? Too many times to count I imagine… Well, ignore everything you’ve been told - things have changed! Once again, computers have stepped in and the process has changed. It’s now much more monotonous, thousands of CV’s are scanned at once, and there’s no time to waste being creative and eye catching here. It’s time to follow the herd and make sure your CV makes the cut. There is an art to keyword cramming in your CV and James Baker of Vivid Resourcing is here to show you how. So how does it work? You e-mail across your CV, it’s placed on to a database with thousands of others and a computer program is used to pick out the CV’s with specific keywords, and these are the CV’s that are passed to HR.
A CV is your chance to sell yourself to a potential employer and it has to be well written. Don’t waffle, don’t underplay your skills and definitely don’t lie... just be honest, be YOU. All though it may seem difficult these tips will help you sell yourself to a potential employer with your CV.
As technology has developed, it's thrown open the windows on the conservative world of job applications. Candidates now have a breadth of options to customize, personalize, and dazzle the eyes of recruiters and hiring managers. However, new isn’t always better and it's imperative you choose a CV format that’s a good fit for your target sector. Let’s consider some of the choices available.
In a recent article for AOL Jobs, CAREEREALISM Founder, J.T. O'Donnell addresses some hidden resume mistakes that could cost you a job opportunity. With only six seconds to make a good impression on a potential employer, you can't afford to make any mistakes on your resume. In this episode of "Career Rehab," J.T. focuses on some common resume and curriculum vitae (CV) errors that can cost you interview opportunities.