Did you know that the maximum time generally taken to read a CV is 30 seconds, and in most instances is more like 7 seconds? That’s the time it takes to make a cup of coffee, or the length of a Tik Tok video.
Therefore, your CV needs to work hard for you, and quickly – it needs to make you stand out and differentiate and elevate you from other candidates.
Here are some ideas on how to personalise your cv:
Make sure your CV is easy on the eye. Don’t cram too much onto the page. Feel free to use headings, bullet points, different fonts, italics, and so on, but make sure the overall effect is clean and not too distracting from the actual content.
And finally, a word about REFERENCES. If you have been made redundant, make sure to ask for written references before you leave. Your employer’s/client’s memory of you will be much clearer when you are still an employee than further down the road.