A Video Guide to CV Writing
Having a well-crafted CV that sets you apart from other job seekers is vital into today’s competitive jobs market. Without it, you are reducing the chances of landing the role you want.
However, if you’ve never written one before or you’re struggling to remember the last time you applied for a new job, then the CV writing process can seem a bit daunting.
A CV is essentially a marketing document and you need to remember that you are marketing yourself, so it needs to look professional, read well and contain all the relevant information that highlights your best attributes, skills and achievements.
These days CV advice can come in all shapes, sizes and formats but fortunately specialist recruiters Ranstad UK have made the process simpler by putting together a useful video guide for CV writing success. The video, which you can watch below, highlights the key sections and structure you need to include as well insights into length, skills to include and employment history structure.
Here are some highlights from the piece:
• It may sound obvious but don’t forget to include your name, email, address and phone number at the top of the document so potential employers can get in touch. Relevant links to personal websites, online portfolios and your LinkedIn profile should also be mentioned.
• Use your personal statement to include achievements and skills relevant to the job role you are applying for and add in a key skills section which highlights any transferable or job-related skills you may have.
• Your employment history section should be listed chronologically, followed by a succinct section on your educational achievements and training qualifications.
• You should finish the document by noting that references are available on request. However, try and use your LinkedIn profile to showcase your best endorsements so that recruiters have something to fall back on when conducting their candidate research.