After leaving education and on the hunt for your first job, you may find it hard to write a full two page CV. A lack of work experience could see you struggling to make it over to that second page, and with little to go on other you’re your education who will hire you?
Most hopeful candidates show up to a job interview with smart clothes, a firm handshake and a smile. Whilst this will make a good impression it will fail to compete with other candidates who have thought outside the box.
When we think about adding skills to our CV we often assume there is only one type – a hard or specific skill. This would relate to something which is specific to the role and may even require a qualification to attain it.
Finding a job typically comes down to sending off a CV and applying for a role. However, being headhunted is another avenue that should always be considered.
The internet is awash with ‘CV tips’ and it’s not surprising that job seekers can sometimes feel a little overwhelmed with the sheer quantity of information out there on making a job application. What was once a fairly straightforward process, now seems to be a military-grade mission where strategy and tactics to get one-upmanship on your fellow job applicants is just a part of the recruitment process.