As hiring managers get dozens of CVs it is really important that you make yours stand out.

You may have heard this more than once and you may have made little tweaks to your CV but if you are not getting many interviews maybe its time to scrap that CV and start from scratch. Let’s start over whilst keeping these 4 tips in mind, it’s really important to make an impression and make it fast, so you are the one who catches their eye.

1. Make an impression

Let’s put it this way, first impressions are everything. If you aren’t going to put the effort in, you aren’t going to get the interview. Start strong, make a video introduction that will instantly catch the hiring managers attention. Give them a reason to want to find out more about you. Don’t stop there, attention to detail is important,  do your research and really talk to the person on the other side of the screen. Tell them what you love about there company and why you would be a perfect fit for their companies values.

2. Hook Them

So you have got the hiring managers attention with your video introduction. Now, let’s focus on the next step, selling your personal brand. If you are unsure about what your personal brand is you can find out more about it here. Sell your knowledge, find something that you can change within the company and sell yourself, why do they need you to make those changes. Don’t be afraid to boast about previous experience and how you solved a problem. This is your time to shine, so go for it.

3. Be eye-catching

Hiring managers are inundated with dozens of CVs every day. The easier you make your CV on the eye the better. Don’t be afraid to try new things. After all if you try to sell yourself as being creative the last thing you want is a bland CV. You can try a Free Rezoomo Digital CV by clicking here. You can make your CV look professional and creative and if you sell yourself right you are on to a winner.

4. Proof Read

Spelling mistakes are a big no, no. Proof everything, get a family member or friend to read it for you also. You want to sell the fact that you have great attention to detail. Mistakes make it seem like you rushed your CV or that you just didn’t care enough to proof your CV. Your CV is a representation of you, so put the best you forward.

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