Jobseekers can dramatically increase their chances of job success by uploading their CV to an online database.
Seekers can even make themselves searchable by parameters such as location, salary, level of experience and industry type. Upload your CV today and let the internet do the legwork for you!
The term ‘CV’ is an abbreviation of ‘curriculum vitae’, which is Latin for ‘course of life’. Typically a two-page document, jobseekers will target their CV towards the job they are applying for (e.g. if one is applying to work for a charity and has done some volunteering, theyshould make this a key point in their CV). A good tip is to put yourself in the shoes of your employer. What are they looking for? What would they be impressed by? What makes you standout from other candidates? By asking yourself these simple questions, you may draw on past experiences that you’d not considered including before.
Your CV is often the first piece of information an employer will receive from you and they will use it to decide whether or not to invite you for interview… Choose a clean, simple CV layout. Your CV must quickly demonstrate the qualities and skills that you have on offer. It is important to highlight your key attributes and not dwindle too much on your weaker areas (although you must not ignore these, in accentuating your good points but explaining your less impressive areas, you will demonstrate to your employer that you are honest and willing to improve). Make sure you explain any gaps in your career history, if you’ve taken a year out from work for health reasons or to travel, then make that clear, rather than letting employers speculate. Taking time out from education or employment is more common than you think, but the key is to point out some positive achievements from those periods, perhaps you pursued a sport or took up a new hobby.
It sounds obvious, but make sure you know your CV inside out; your prospective employer will most likely use it as a loose structure through which to conduct your interview!