For most of 2020 the candidate market has been turned on its head. We have been use to having lots of vacancies and very few candidates to having very few vacancies and in some cases thousands of applications. Companies have been slow to change their practices - but with an overwhelming number of applications what can you do to make your CV be noticed? 
Having spent much of this morning sifting through over 650 applications for a position, I was thinking - "How could some of these candidates get me to spend longer looking at their CV?" 
Tip number 1 
Underneath the name of the company that you are currently working for write a sentence as to what the company does and what your role purpose was within this company. 
In this instance I was searching for a Customer Service Manager and ideally I wanted candidates to have worked within an SME environment with experience of either FMCG (Fast moving Consumer Goods) or within the drinks industry. If I knew what the companies primary business focus was for a candidate it meant that I would take far more interest in what their main responsibilities and duties were within the role. I appreciate that for some candidates that would have been a quicker ruling out, but wouldn't you hate to have been missed because this wasn't clear on your CV? 
Tip: For each company that you have worked for put a line in as to what the company did and what the purpose of your role was. 
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