According to Charlie Ryan, owner of therecruitmentqueen.com, generalised CVs are less likely to achieve the applicant's goal of recruitment success because they do not highlight how the candidate is capable of doing the finer points of the job and has the specific skills to illustrate this
"Your CV needs to be changed for every job, as otherwise it just won't marry up with the job description. Candidates need to make life very easy for recruiters - and the way to do this is if they have what they see as a perfect paper match," the expert explained.
She added that applicants should not be too creative and should instead aim to be both factual and relevant.
Sometimes, if a job requires a great deal of creativity during the application process and the candidate feels this is beyond them, then perhaps it is a job that they are not well suited to in the first place, the expert added.
Recently, Jerry Wright, managing director of CPHConsulting, said the "basic premise" of a candidate making themselves more appealing is to start with getting their CV in "the best possible shape".
This is a combination of making sure it is current and accurate, but also ensuring it focuses on achievements and tangible examples of success.
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Posted by Nikki Barrister
Source: Salespeak News