Although this tactic seems obvious, it is surprising how many people send in generic CVs that do not do anything to help applicants to stand out from their fellow candidates, said David Moran, founder and principal of thecvexperts.com.
He noted that the most important tip for writing a CV is to focus on desired outcomes as much as possible, because although figures can look good by breaking up the reams of text, they can also look superficial and may not be the best way of showing achievement.
The expert said that applicants should try to articulate original achievements and also look to provide as much detail as possible on the circumstances surrounding the attainment of those achievements.
"Try to link your achievements with your skills, so the reader gets a broader perspective on how you could potentially deliver to them the same kind of results and add value to their organisation," Mr Moran recommended.
He added that constructing a CV ultimately comes down to candidates building up a unique case and separating themselves from competitors who may be submitting "flat, stale CVs".
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Posted by John Oak
Source: Salespeak News