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How to Create an Impactful CV

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The UK Careers Fair

When it comes to CVs you need to remember that whoever picks it up may have had 20 go through their hands in a singular day, so the main aim is making as much impact as you can with your CV, so it stands out from everyone else. So here are a few tips that we can give you in order to get a head start on the competition.

The best way to start is to ensure that you are starting strong with a summary of your skills and key accomplishments to date, this is the first interaction they get with you, so you want to grab their attention right from the beginning. This personal profile which should always be considered as one of the most important parts of your CV as it tells the person exactly who you are.

Now, moving on from that you want to emphasize results that you have done not the responsibilities that you have had. It is easy to say that you held a certain title in a job role that you have had but being able to show results will allow the recruiter to know that you know how to do the role and not just hold a title for it, remember they are looking for skills in people for a skill that needs filling, so ensure that this is mentioned in your CV.

Our next point is to make your CV customizable so you can relate directly to each and every role that you are applying for, this will get you a lot more attention from recruiter because it shows that you haven’t just applied to every job that you can with the same CV, that you have read what they are looking for and adapting your CV to show why you would be the best candidate for it.

Recruiters also love to see personal development, showing that you have grown as a person throughout your working life and made incremental steps towards being a better person for yourself and the companies you have worked for, this shows that you are worth the investments because you can grow into the company and be more of an influence on the general success.

If you can also make industry insights showing that you understand the role that you are applying for and the general theme of that role in the industry, then you are already doing better than most people who just throw in CVs without thinking about what they are saying.

A good way to go about writing a good impactful CV is to remember that you are speaking to the person that is in control of whether you go further or not, so what do they want to hear about you? What parts of your working life can relate to them, so you have an instant connection.

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