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Make Yourself an Obvious Fit – CV tips


When you apply for a job via an online application process, it’s very likely that your cv/resume will first be screened by an applicant tracking system and then (assuming you make this first cut) move onto human eyeballs. The first human eyeballs that review your cv/resume are often those of a lower level HR person or recruiter, who may or may not understand all of the nuances of that job for which you’re applying.

Thus, it is imperative for you to make it very simple for both the computer and the human to quickly connect their “Here’s what we’re looking for” to your “Here’s what you can walk through our doors and deliver.” Simple things you can do include keeping your information succinct and to the point – if the reader has to go to page 12 of your CV to check your qualifications, your CV is way too large! Additionally, don’t simply regurgitate your job description; Employers need to know about your achievements – what have you actually done in your previous roles that is above and beyond your role profile. Yes, employers need to know the duties you have been responsible for, but they need to know what added value they’re getting for their investment.

Tip

Study the job description and any available information you have on the position. Are you mirroring the words and phrases in the job description? Are you showcasing your strengths in the areas that seem to be of paramount importance to this role? Line it up. For help with your CV/resume click here


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