Even in a world of video interviewing and psychometric profiles your CV isn’t everything, but as old fashioned as it sounds it still counts for a lot. We have experience of reviewing thousands of CVs and it is far easier to make your CV stand out than you think.
Working with Verto People we will always write a profile of your best bits before sending your details out but we would recommend the following:
- Your full name
- Contact details
- Brief overview (Personal summary) – A short, few statement summary of you and your best bits as well as stating what you are looking for. Write your profile aimed at the job you want.
- Work experience – Undoubtedly the most important part of the CV and in our experience this is where our partners who are recruiting will look first. Write your work experience in chronological order with your most recent position first including dates worked and the role you had. With each role highlight your key duties, this doesn’t need to be your whole job description, just the most relevant elements of your role.
- Professional Qualifications & Education – Start with the most recent as its likely to be the most relevant.
- Where you can, be specific with figures. If you increased turnover in your specific area by 50%, then say this, the more specific and precise you can be, the better.
- Referees – Include specific names & their contact details