Submitting your CV for a new job opportunity is often the first chance you have to make an impression with a prospective employer. It is therefore critical that you take the time to make this document as professional and polished as you possibly can, avoiding spelling mistakes, poor layouts and any gaps in career history.
Putting together a first class CV is something that can sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be that way, if you follow the basics and thoroughly check over your work once you have completed it – remember, it is all about the finer details!
So what happens if you have a poor CV?
Hiring managers don’t always have time to decipher messy resumés or call a candidate to attain missing information. Did you know that the average employer spends between 15 and 20 seconds looking at a CV, before making their judgement? It’s a well-used cliché, but you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression!
Follow the hints and tips below to help you create a winning CV that you can be proud of for years to come!