With the growing number of graduates from universities entering into the labour market, and employers having a lot of CVs to go through and make a decision on who to employ, there are some simple hacks you can apply while writing your CV, to help you have an advantage over other applicants, and land the job of your dreams.
Read on to find out about them:
- Tailor your CV to the job you are applying for: Even though you might be interested in a number of jobs or positions, anytime you want to apply for a job, make sure you revisit your CV, and ensure that it suits the role you intend to apply for. If it doesn’t, tweak it a little to ensure that it suits the job role, and don’t forget to use some terminologies relating to the field to show that you really have knowledge of the job.
- Make it readable: Beyond writing down loads of information on your CV, make it readable and attractive. This does not mean that you should use different fonts and colours; instead, use a font that is clear, such as Times New Roman, and make sure your writing is well spaced and aligned. Also, use bullet points to add more information, anduse bold fonts where necessary.
- Have a title:Most people use their name and address as the title of their CV, but you can actually be creative and get a suitable title for your CV.
- Avoid errors:This is actually a very important hack. Make sure your CV is free from all types of errors, such as grammatical, semantic and lexical errors. After writing your CV, give it to an editor to help you edit.
- Update: It is important for you to update your CV regularly, maybe every 6-8months for any new skills that you might have acquired. Also, you wouldprobably be able to see any error that you might have missed in the first place.
When you apply these 5 simple hacks while writing your CV, you would be able to make a good impression on your future employer while reading your CV, and land the job of your dreams.