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Top tips to shape up your CV 10/10/2012
Barney Ely provides 5 top tips to put your CV onto a winner.
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Tailor your CV
Tailor your CV to the role and organisation you’re applying for. Highlight why you are the champion – the right person for the job.
Focus on competencies
Focus on competencies – study the job description and person specification and show how your skills and experience match the role.
Winning-edge – how you can add value to potential employers? Set yourself apart from the competition by listing your personal bests.
Personal statement – use this to get ahead of the rest – explain your passion for your industry, and why you’re a good fit.
Presentation – move into poll position by keeping your CV concise. Invest time to ensure it’s not too long, there are no mistakes and format is consistent.
Barney Ely, director, Hays Human Resources
Barney Ely is a director at Hays Human Resources