TIPS FOR YOUR CV
Added on: 21st Jun 2016
It’s not a crime, but using Times New Roman or other
serif fonts will likely just give away your age again.
Go for Arial or some other standard sans-serif.
TOO MANY SKILLS
If you list anything and everything (we’re looking at you
MS Word masters) then the recruiter will think you are just
trying to impress them rather than actually listing your skills.
List a few and show how they are relevant to the job.
While in some countries this is the norm, in the United States
your CV will likely get thrown out. Some companies do this
automatically in order to protect themselves from
possible discrimination lawsuits.
If you were a barista at Starbucks don’t write that you were
“in charge of creating an uplifting ordering experience”.
If you oversell the little things you probably oversell the big things.
Unless you are in academia, or you are applying for jobs in the
same European countries that require photos, do not have
a long CV. Many hiring managers will throw it out unless it
gets to the point quick. Keep in mind that even famous
CEOs have 1 page CV’s.
FOR PROFIT COLLEGE
This one might hurt some people, but attending a for-profit school
In America, like the University of Phoenix is actually looked down
on by many hiring managers. The reason for this is because
it makes you look like you are gullible, do not make wise choices
and/or attended a diploma mill that gave you a degree for
your money. If you are considering online/for-profit schools…don’t!
Do yourself a favour and attend a reputable institution.
Most are cheaper and have online programs as well.
SKILLS BENEATH THE JOB DESCRIPTION
If you are applying for an IT job do not list Microsoft Word
as one of your qualifications.
LACK OF RELEVANT INFORMATION
If the employer asked for something specific, like a professional
license status or citizenship, make sure to include it.
Missing something like that is sure to lose you the job.