There's nothing more frustrating than seeing the perfect job, firing off a CV with great enthusiasm, and then hearing absolutely nothing from them ever again.
You find yourself questioning whether the job actually existed in the first place, does the recruiter really know what he's
doing, or whether there were really so many better applicants that your CV didn't even warrant a reply.
But first of all ask yourself, “Does my CV do me justice? Does it actually say all the things I need to get across in those important first few seconds of being read?”
I have to say that the majority of CVs that I have seen over my 20+ years in the recruitment industry have not been very impressive at all. They contain spelling mistakes, grammatical errors or simply don't say what the writer actually does or is capable of doing in a convincing way.
Many of them are just a job description that has been copied and pasted into the CV, but this does not tell the reader
anything about your skills, strengths, personality or aspirations.
Why is this?
I think that the majority of people only ever write their CV when they are unhappy or frustrated at work, or they find themselves unexpectedly out of a job, so consequently have little experience or knowledge of what makes a strong and compelling CV.
Writing a CV is a skill that has to be learned and developed through experience - experience that most people
do not have, so it is not surprising that the CVs they create do not produce the desired result ie an interview.
A good way of checking that your CV says what it should and sells you in the best way is to get an experienced,
professional CV writer to analyse and assess it for you.