Candidate Attraction – Updating your CV over the Bank Holiday
Energi People have prepared some Top Tips to help you with updating your CV. So why not use part of the bank holiday to spend some time updating it?
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
The clock is ticking for the extra-long bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Whilst many will be taking advantage of the 6p pints from a variety of pubs across Britain (providing you state the special celebratory password), Energi People recommend that the bank holiday could also be used to update your CV!
Energi People have prepared some useful tips to help guide you on your CV journey. One of our greatest guidelines is that you tailor your CV to the job that you are applying for.
In your ‘About Me’ section, many candidates write the same thing. First impressions are most important, so it is essential that you use this section to showcase your skillset, what your aspirations are and how your energising strengths help you stand out from the crowd. Beneath your ‘About Me’ section, we recommend that you list your achievements, including qualifications, awards and accreditations. Adding such accomplishments will enhance your profile further. Additionally, Energi People recommend that you add your LinkedIn weblink to this section, an effective gesture which demonstrates that your social CV is up to date and that you are fully equipped to present your skills and credentials.
Spelling, spelling, spelling
It is also vital that you check grammar and spelling. Poor attention to detail does not give an accurate representation of yourself and highlights defects as opposed to showcasing qualities. Thus, demonstrating your commitment to detail – grammar, spelling and presentation, will enable your CV to stand out from the crowd. An online tool you can use to help you is ‘Grammarly‘ – an app which you can enable wherever you type.
We recommend that after you apply for a role, you should call the recruiter advertising the job. This will show that you are driven and devoted to searching for a new opportunity.
Should you have any questions in regards to our top tips for a successful CV, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information. Register as a jobseeker in 30 seconds. We’ve always got some great projects and companies to talk about. We’re here to help!
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We have plenty of useful tools available for your perusal, including a free webinar video on Job Search Mastery – in the pandemic and beyond – created by Associate Director, James Mowat and CIBSE UAE. Alternatively, you can also call us at +44 (0)1252 413 080 or email via [email protected]