First impressions of your CV – a lasting impression or the last?
Most recruiters will have already decided whether you are a Yes or a No in the first 10 seconds of reading a CV.
A typical recruiter, and let’s face it that is who we need to impress, will usually have a huge pile of CVs to read through
from their advertising, and they will want to complete the task as quickly as possible.
This means they will only spend time on CVs which tell them what they want to know easily and without too
much effort, and reject those that they have to search through for the information.
If the first thing they see is a spelling mistake, a CV that is too long, or job descriptions which are too wordy,
the likelihood is that their “No thanks” pile will get higher.
What is yours like?
Is the language used in your CV strong enough to convince someone of your suitability quickly enough?
Before you send it to anyone else get your CV checked out. Get a professional view on whether your CV gives enough reasons why you should be interviewed, or whether you will never hear from that prospective employer again.
If it needs work the professional can put it right for you quickly and cheaply so your application will not be wasted!
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The Free CV Checking service includes a comprehensive report on the strength of your CV. There is also a
Free download of Advice on how to write a professional CV.
These are free services, and you would only need to pay anything if you asked to have your CV improved - there is absolutely no obligation whatsoever.
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