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CV Tips: 7 Ways To Catch a Recruiter’s Attention

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Nowadays, competition is fierce for jobs, with lots of qualified candidates applying for the same position. So, how can you be sure your CV will grab a recruiter’s attention?

Well, by using these proven CV tips, we’re sure that you’ll jump to the top of the hiring manager’s interview list!

1. Write a Captivating Summary Header

Get a head start by opening with a strong narrative statement that clearly outlines your objectives and professional profile in two to three sentences. Think of it as the first impression that you’re making on paper or as your personal brand statement.

2. Tailor Your CV to the Position

Customize your summary header and detailed professional history so they’re relevant to the job you want. For example, if you’re looking for a chef job, it’ll probably require you to have in-depth knowledge of food and sanitation. In this case, make sure any relevant experience and accomplishments are clearly visible on your CV.

3. Keep It Concise

Your CV should be no longer than two pages, with clear and succinct writing. Favor straightforward descriptions over trendy buzzwords when writing your professional experience.

4. Proofread. Proofread.

Do this twice, and then have a mentor or friend do it for you. Even a small typo can make you seem unpolished and unprepared.

5. Add a Wow-Factor

Include one creative element that’ll really catch the recruiter’s attention. It could be an impressive graphic, unique illustration, or personalized watermark which makes your CV jump out.

6. Stick to a Professional Format

It’s important to be creative, but when it comes to the overall look of your CV, it must be easy to read and not overloaded with special characters, unusual fonts, or too many graphics. Use a linear format that guides the reader efficiently through the content.

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7. Highlight Your Leisure Activities

Are you a volunteer or do you take part in competitive sports? If so, include this information near the end of your CV. Companies are seeking talented professionals that are not only experts in their fields but also well-rounded individuals. By showcasing your interests, you’ll also reveal your passions, depth of character, and competitive edge.

 

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