As an organisation that’s driven by the tenant – People over Placements, Always we in the Professional Support division pride ourselves on working closely with our candidate and client base. It’s imperative to us that we have strong relationships with our candidates, understanding their motivators and key skills.
We understand that job searching and maintaining relevance in your field can be a stressful process, as it often requires showcasing your skills and experience in a competitive job market. A well-written CV can be a crucial tool in standing out to potential employers and securing your next job opportunity.
The Professional Support team at Charterhouse Melbourne have put together some handy tips to make your CV stand out.
Highlight all your experience
You can go over a page. A CV is not a one-size-fits-all document, this will depend on your level of experience and the complexity of your work history. It is important to keep your responsibilities clear and concise to ensure the information you include is relevant and compelling.
Use bullet points
When you are explaining your key responsibilities: Bullet points are an effective way to make your CV more readable and scannable.
Highlight key achievements
We recommend having a key achievements section relating to each role under your key responsibilities. Include any projects and awards etc this will give you an opportunity to shout about anything you are particularly proud of and where you have gone above and beyond of your day-to-day responsibilities. If relevant; quantify your achievements. This can demonstrate your initiative, creativity, and dedication to your field.
Write in the first person
Make sure to keep the same tense throughout: This creates consistency and makes your CV more readable.
Specific dates are essential
Specify exact months as well as the year for each role. Providing the months you started and ended each role gives employers a clearer picture of your work history and demonstrates attention to detail.
Make sure that your CV is in chronological order, with your most recent experience listed first. This makes it easy for employers to follow your work history and understand your career trajectory.
Include all Experience
Put any contracting or temporary roles on your resume. It is important to explain any gaps on your CV (This could be travelling, career breaks, studying, parental leave etc) to give your employer a whole rounded view of your history.
Volunteering and Extracurricular Activities
Include a separate section detailing any volunteering & extracurricular activities: This can demonstrate your character, values, and interests.
System Knowledge and Expertise
If you have specific skills or expertise with certain software or systems, make sure to include this on your CV. This can be especially important in technical fields where certain skills are highly valued.
Remember to focus on the requirements of the job and tailor your resume accordingly.
And last but by no means least, always proofread your CV.
By following these tips, you can create a resume that effectively highlights your skills and experiences for a specific job.
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