Tips on how to adjust your CV for a different job?
Did you know that you are far more likely to be called for an interview if your resume is “tailored” to the needs of the employer?
If in your CV you highlight those items that are sure to attract employers and eject all those working experience and knowledge that are not relevant to the position you are applying for and you will increase your chances for an invitation to interview.
According to the analysis, the number of applications that employees receive is an average of 150 job applications per advertisement. This is a very large number for a detailed analysis of all applications (CV`s and cover letters). For this reason, it is desirable that you assemble the CV so that the employer can in a relatively short time gain a good impression of you and that one piece of paper is sufficiently interested for him to wish to meet you.
Six steps to adjust your CV:
Make it a more comprehensive
In one document, list everything you are doing in terms of your professional development. This means the study, practice, volunteer work, previous work experience, additional training (seminars, courses, lectures, conferences) and similar things. For all these things write as much detail about what you did and what you have learned. This will be your starting point, and this version of your CV does not need to get into the hands of the employer.
Analyze the job / specify keywords
When you choose a position that interests you, well review the requirements and make sure that you meet them. Pull out some keywords from the ad and try to think of a person whom the employer is searching and, if this is you, show it in your CV. Put some of the keywords in your CV, but do not overdo that.
Modify the CV by the position/company/industry
Explore all the data of the employer and collect as much information about what kind of candidate they are seeking. It is not the same whether you are applying for a job in construction or a marketing company or in a manager company or for inlet position. Take into account all the information you collect on the position, the company and the industry in which you want to get a job, try your CV to give the appropriate “tone”.
Compare your CV with job ad
When you are presented with a preliminary CV, compare it with the ad to verify that you are, from the perspective of an employer who has launched the advertisement, the right person for the job. As it is very difficult to be objective when it comes to your CV, and you may want to ask a friend or family member to help you do that.
Pay attention to the visual experience of the CV
Standard CV, black font on white paper, at the present time is not good enough. In a number of applications coming to the employer, it is important and visually to emphasize, with 2-3 mild color shades that are refreshing for your CV. It is important also not to exaggerate with embellishment because in no way you want the visual effect or impression to override the content / informative part.