What does your CV say about you? When it comes to being successful at landing that all important job interview; first impressions really do count and if your CV isn’t up to scratch; you may well find that you’re not on the interview list. You can have all the right qualifications and a wealth of experience; yet if your CV looks like no thought has gone into it whatsoever; there’s a good chance you’ll be having to face rejection. With the recent university year coming to a close; there has never been a better time to take a look at your CV with fresh eyes and ask yourself whether you would give yourself an interview upon receiving it.
When potentially hundreds of CV’s could be received for a single open position; there simply isn’t the time to read through every single CV in-depth and, as such, it is certainly the case that first impressions count. Does your CV look bland and dull and blend into the mass of all the other CV’s or does it capture the readers attention in an instant? Of course; there’s plenty of ways which you can put together an interesting and attention capturing CV and everyone does things slightly differently, however what you must take into account is the appearance, how it’s laid out and what impression it gives upon first glance.
It’s absolutely vital that you pay attention to every last detail of your CV and always get a second opinion. Of course, if you’ve tried to improve upon your current CV and are still not convinced that it stands out in the way it should; there’s no shame in approaching a professional CV writing company such as City CV. As an example, City CV’s director Victoria McLean was former onsite recruitment specialist at Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs and, as such, can offer a fantastic insight on your CV and ensure you get given an interview for that all important and all-wanted job.
Whatever approach to take; above anything, you need to remember that when it comes to recruitment, first impressions DO count and that, in most instances, that first impression is your CV!