Jobs website, Glassdoor, has released a new report looking at the perfect CV.
The CV is based on collected advice provided by recruitment experts and has been collated into a handy infographic to give you an easy-to-follow outline for a resume.
You can find a detailed explanation of each point below. But before we show you the details, we would like to tell you that on this website we have a FREE CV Builder which you can utilize to build a very professional and beautiful CV for free. All you need is to create an account on this website and again it’s free to register.
1. Design Matters: Donâ€™t go overboard with intricately decorated templates. Look for sufficient white space, margins of at least .7 inches (approximately 1.7 centimetres), and a font size no smaller than 11 pt.
2. Be Reachable: Make it easy for recruiters to reach out to you by providing your contact info near the header.
3. Show Off Your Skills: Donâ€™t make recruiters hunt for the most critical information on your resume â€“ include a table of your key soft and hard skill sets up top. Make sure your highlighted skills show why youâ€™re a good fit for the job â€” all the better if these are keywords from the job description.
4. List Your Experience: This section should include each company youâ€™ve worked for, your title, the dates you worked there, and several bullet points that describe your key accomplishments and responsibilities.
5. Quantify Your Experience: Whenever you can use concrete data points â€” it helps provide recruiters with the scope and context of your work and demonstrates how you contributed to the bottom line.
6. Include Other Positions: Donâ€™t be afraid to include positions that arenâ€™t directly related to the one youâ€™re applying for, especially if you have limited work experience. You can still use it to demonstrate the skills and qualities you want to be highlighted.
7. Get the Grade: Many jobs require degrees or certifications, so make sure to list yours. GPA (school grades) areÂ optional but may be worth including if youâ€™ve graduated recently with high marks.
8. The Extra Stuff: Add some colour to your resume with a short catch-all â€˜Additional Experienceâ€™ section at the end. Include clubs/organizations, volunteer experience, awards youâ€™ve won, and even interesting hobbies or activities.
9. Keep It Concise: Limit your resume to 1-2 pages at the most.