How to write a CV is not as straightforward as you might think.
When reviewing applicants for a job the employer or recruiter knows what they are looking for, and they process CVs in a number of stages that can lead to rejection.
Some of the key rejection factors are:
- Is it longer than 3 pages? Not got time to read it. Goes in the “No” pile.
- No profile or list of skills on the front page. Not got time to find them. Goes in the “No” pile.
- CV is like a story with big blocks of text. Too difficult to read. Goes in the “No” pile.
Those CVs left will now get looked at in more depth and the recruiter will actually start to read them to see if they match the basic profile they are working to.
Remember, this person is either in a recruitment agency or in HR, and they are working to a written brief – if you don’t match it; you’re in that “No” pile.
If you match their brief and your CV shows that you have achieved something in your career – then you may get an interview.
We will recommend a CV rewrite if we feel that your CV requires more extensive work than a reformat, but the basic process we follow is exactly the same:
- Step 1. Send us your CV by email or by uploading
- Step 2. We send you a no-obligation review of your CV
- Step 3. First draft of your new CV is produced and emailed back to you
- Step 4. Any amendments are made and we send you the final version
We will continue making changes and amendments to your CV until you are completely happy. We’re CV consultants and work with you to produce a CV that really reflects your experience and your potential