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What Are Employers Looking For In Your CV?

Updated: Oct 11, 2021

The Hidden Tips and Tricks

First Impressions


The first and foremost thing that the employer will see in your CV is the first impression. The first impression needs to be professional and concise.


The employer should know what you are about, but the first thing that they should be able to take out from your CV is what kind of skills you possess and how those skills can benefit their company.


The employer will be looking for keywords such as ‘project management’ or ‘communication’ or ‘team player’, so make sure those appear somewhere on your CV as well.


Layout


A CV is the most important document for any job seeker. It’s a snapshot of your professional and academic life and it’s the first document that employers see when they consider you for a position. It is very difficult to get an interview without a well-written CV.


When you apply for a job, your resume must be tailored to the position and include as much detail as possible about your skills, experience, and education. Your CV needs to demonstrate that you are qualified for the position you are applying for.


The content should be nicely arranged into sections such as Education, Qualifications, Experience, Achievements etc. The layout should be neat and organized to make it easy for the employer to skim through and find what they need quickly.


Tips and Tricks


Jobseekers know that the CV is important when you look for a job. If you want to grab the attention of the employer, your CV should be well-written and insightful. However, it can be difficult to know what can go into a good CV. The following tips will help you create an effective CV and find a job more easily:

  • Use Keywords: Your list of skills and experience should include keywords that match with the employer's needs. Hiring managers often use keyword phrases to search for candidates online so it is important to include them in your resume.

  • Don't Forget To Include: A personal statement or cover letter are other important parts of your application package, but transcripts, degrees, honors/awards should also be included in your CV if possible.

For more helpful tips on how to write and improve your CV, take a look at some of our other blog posts.





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