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The Edge 

As a candidate sometimes it is really hard to find the right information on how to apply and come across best at interview so that you can secure your perfect position. We've gathered together some of our top tips and hints to help give you "the edge".  

Posts from December 2020

CVs and applications have been very much automated these days with many of the job boards accepting a CV that you can then post out for multiple applications. How can you make sure that this way of mass applying gets your CV noticed? 
 
When you register with a job board you are given the opportunity to upload your CV and then these documents can sit there for a long time - and the longer that they sit there the more out of date they become. 
 
Tip number 10 
Check which CV is on all the job boards that you use and make sure that it is the most up to date one that you have. 
 
Why? 
In the past it has been okay to have one CV fits all and the hiring manager has been responsible for pulling out your relevant details. Now with hundreds of candidates applying for each position you need to make sure that your CV is tailored to the job for which you are applying. 
 
To rewrite your CV each time is a long and laborious process which we wouldn't recommend. However, it is important to review your details with each application that you put in so that it is clear as to why you are applying for this role. 
 
Tip number 9 
Add words to your CV that reflect the job for which you are applying. An easy way of doing this is to include a summary of a personal profile at the top of your CV and tailor this towards the role you are interested in. 
 
Why? 
The job market is competitive now. How can you create the best CV to showcase your skills, experiences and responsibilities? 
 
 
The average length of time that a CV is assessed is 7 seconds, make sure that yours is good enough for someone to read for longer. 
 
Tip number 8 
Make sure that your layout is clear and easy to read. Make sure that it is logical and shows your clear career progression. 
 
Why? 
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