5 Top tips on how to make your CV stand out from the crowd

September 16, 2015 / Sharnie Carter

Are you stuck in a career rut and wondering why you aren’t getting invited to the interview stage?
In this competitive job market, you need to be asking yourself; what really makes your CV stand out from others?
If you’re looking for a career change, then why not take a look at our 5 top tips for creating a CV that will really make employers sit up and take notice and help you land that dream job!

  • Sell, sell and sell yourself!

As obvious as it sounds, make sure you’re really playing up and emphasising your key skills and achievements.

  • Give specific examples

Don’t be vague. Employers will love it if you can prove your success. Back up your skills with specific examples of when you’ve made a real difference in your work.

  • Match your skills to the job

Make sure your CV isn’t too generic. Tweak your CV to the job spec you’re applying to. Employers will be skim reading it and picking out the keywords to see how well you measure up, so why not make their job just that little bit easier?

  • Save the selfies for social media!

I know it’s tempting to include a picture of you flashing that winning smile – but just remember, research has found that employers are more likely to put those CVs straight in the bin.

  • Add new skills to your CV

Last but certainly not least, take the time out to learn new skills. Learning something new demonstrates to an employer that you are a self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic. And that really speaks volumes.
 

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Sharnie Carter

Passionate about marketing and education. Currently studying a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing via distance learning. When I'm not working or studying, I'm spending time with my young son and husband or hinching!

5 Top tips on how to make your CV stand out from the crowd
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