That is the opinion of Jerry Wright, managing director of CPHConsulting, who said the "basic premise" of a candidate making themselves more appealing is to start with getting their CV in "the best possible shape".
He added: "That's a combination of making sure it's current and accurate, but also ensuring it focuses on achievements - what someone has delivered."
Another 'golden rule' is to ensure people make an application that is in line with what the employer asked for.
This means that if the employer says to 'include a CV and covering letter', candidates should make sure they give them what they ask for.
"Recruiters are looking for reasons to discount somebody, as much as include them, and if someone's not followed the basic instructions then that's a good reason to exclude them," Mr Wright said.
Recently, Denise Taylor, career coach and author at Amazing People, said that people compiling their CV should always tailor each resume to the type of job they are applying for and the specific criteria mentioned.
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Posted by Richard Esquilant
Source: Salespeak News