Give your CV a once over
You found the perfect job, and you are prepared to send off your CV. Before you do, though, have a look at these five tips to ensure you get off to the right start.
Proof Read and spell check
You have heard it before. However, you really can’t forget to do this. Spell-check your CV before you hit send. Read your CV carefully to make sure that you are using the right phrases in the proper words. Spell check would not necessarily catch the wrong use of words, like “it is and it’s” or “here and there.” these can be by chance interchanged, and also you end up to be with a CV that makes a wrong impression.
Where Is The CV going?
Ensure you have got appropriate contact information while you send in your CV. If you get it wrong, it may never make it into the right hands. Make sure you spell the recipient’s name right. Quite a few people get insulted if you spell their name wrong, and if they have a non-traditional way of spelling their name, you must get it right they will, notice.
A cover letter is necessary. Think of it as introducing yourself. In your cover letter, make sure you describe some of your experience, as it relates directly to the job advertisement. Make it brief most employers just quickly scan over the cover letter, and the necessary bits to ensure that whatever you write relevant information. A CV without a cover letter shows you have not placed the time in to address every employee personally.
Does it Look right Your CV?
Take a good look at your CV. Is it proportioned correctly? Is there much white space around it? Is the font clear and easy to read? Always use a simple font on smooth and crisp white paper while printing up your CV. Make sure that in case you use bullets points there are inline, and display work experience in that they are all aligned to and are easy to read.
Make sure you are making it easy for employers to reach you. Include your vital contact information like a phone number and e-mail address. If you are only reachable at your phone number in the evenings, say so.
You do not want your potential employer attempting to call you every day and not getting an answer. They will likely stop calling after a few days and move on to another candidate.
If you do not have e-mail, get some. There are free email services that you can sign up with like Hotmail, Google which is best for a job hunt. Make sure you get a proper email with this is professional, like your first initial and final name.
For job hunting looking, avoid unprofessional e-mail addresses like ” favoritelove7689@some thing” or favoritelove@something. It does nothing on your job hunt.
Before you send out your CV, check out these tips to make sure you send out the high-quality possible representation of yourself.