Writing a professional 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.
When you write a CV 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.
The basic process I follow when I write a CV for you is:
- Step 1. Send me your existing CV by email or by uploading
- Step 2. I 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 I send you the final version
I will continue making changes and amendments to your CV until you are completely happy. I’m a CV consultant and work with you to produce a CV that really reflects your experience and your potential