5 CV and Job Application Tips. Today’s world has become very competitive especially in the workplace. A lot of companies both big and small are shutting down. Which make things very difficult for those who have been unemployed and have little experience, as people have been previously employed with many experiences and training are more likely to find employment quicker. This is why it has become very important to create a CV that makes an outstanding job application. I am not going to lie to you this is very hard work. This is why in today’s post, I am going to share my top 5 CV and Applications tips.
CV and Applications Tips: Keep It Real
A CV should be 2 pages max. This is because employers spend an average just 8 seconds looking at one CV and do not want to read your life story as there is a pile of Cvs to go through. Keep it punchy and straight to the point. If the company uses Application forms, the boxes indicate how much information is needed for each section. Do not try to squeeze in any more information unless there is another box for more information.
Tell The Truth
I know everyone wants to have the perfect CV/Applications. So sometimes we intend to put a little white lie on the Application. Now there is nothing wrong with a little white lie, however, there will be a problem when the employer checks your background and references. You may also be caught at the interview stage as that’s when the employer will refer back to the Application and ask you some questions based form the information on the Application.
Include A Personal Statement
This is a very important section you must add in a CV/ Application. What it does is it explains to the employer why you are the best person for the job. Keep it short and point-blank sweet in a few sentences. Telling the employer what you want to know about you and be really positive about yourself.
Sending the same CV to different employers will not help. Instead, take the time to change, add and twist things around even if it’s for the same role. Do this by researching the company and use the job advert to work out exactly what skills you should point to the employers.
Proof Read Your Work
Believe it or not, employers will look out for silly mistakes on your CV/Applications. Whether it is a spelling mistake, a missing full stop or even a capitalisation. This will make you look bad. Be sure to double-check your application, give it to someone else to have a look even. Look out for things like spelling, grammar and your use of language.
CV and Application Tips: Be A Social Butterfly (Bonus)
Be aware that many employers might look at your social media profiles and get the wrong impression of you. Make sure your profile picture shows you at your best and if you want to keep your social media and work life separate, keep your settings private.