We all want to make a good first impression to a potential employer, here’s what you need to know to create a CV that will set you apart from the rest.
Tip # 1: Be Specific With Your Words.
Tailor your CV to the relevant role. Make sure you showcase only the appropriate skills they’re looking for. It is likely that the employer has a number of CVs to look through, the last thing they want to be doing is scouring your CV for relevant experience and skills. Make it easy for them and highlight these aspects.
Tip # 2: Let Your Personality Shine.
We all have those traits that make us unique, take pride in your individuality and find ways to express it. This could look like adding some humour into your CV or livening up the colours on paper. If you’re after a career in wellness, it’s even more essential to highlight what you enjoy doing to ensure you’re taking care of your health and wellbeing.
Tip # 3: Keep it Clear & Concise.
Nobody likes a waffler. Ideally one page and no more than two. Use bullet points to help with creating structure and simplicity.
Tip # 4: Show Industry Insight.
An employer will be impressed if you can demonstrate you stay up to date with the latest industry trends and news. (stay in the loop of all things wellness by signing up to our newsletter here) Do some research beforehand to gain knowledge about the company and industry. This will help you alot when you get to the interview stage! Head to our Companies Explore Page and learn more about the brands we support in hiring, discover their company values, purpose and vision.
Tip # 5: Partner Proofread.
Two sets of eyes are better than one. Let people you trust look over your CV, give them space to provide honest feedback and make adjustments if needed. Chat about the company and what they may be looking for in their next team member.
Remember your CV is just the start of the recruitment process, a great CV can set you apart from the rest and hopefully get you to the interview stage. Your interpersonal skills will be put to the test and will be essential for landing your dream job. Need help with preparing for a big interview? We know the recruitment process can be a tricky one, our welo career coach can help you every step of the way. Book your free discovery call today.