How to Create a Perfect CV?

Are you looking for the right job for you? Have you multiplied applications without getting ant job interview? There is a chance that the problem comes from your CV which is the first contact with the person in charge of recruitment. Here are the best tips for creating a perfect CV and landing an interview for sure!

Never Lie on your CV

If you want to create a perfect CV, make it attractive and 100% honest. According to a study, around 75% of resumes are misleading. Indeed, it is sometimes tempting to lie, or at least to embellish your CV, especially for young graduates with little experience and for people who have to justify holes in their career. But anyway, that is a very bad idea! Whether you lie about a date, a diploma or a skill, it will be discovered and will come back to you sooner or later. It can harm your whole career.

Make a Unique CV for each Application

Like the cover letter, your curriculum vitae must be adapted to each position for which you are applying. Read the ad carefully and write down the key words to include in your CV. It starts with the title – yes, your resume must have a title – and continues in the professional experiences but also the school career. For example, if you are applying for a job as a web marketing officer, make sure that this term is present in the document as well as all the associated words, so as to convince the recruiter that you have the right profile.

Focus on the Essentials

Did you know that recruiters spend on average only 40 seconds on a CV? It is therefore essential to give them the main information in this period of time. Be direct and focus on the essential points related to the position sought. There is therefore no need to mention your 2-month temporary assignment when you were 18 if you plan to get hired as a computer equipment manager.

Traditionally, in many countries like the UK, a CV must fit on one page. For young workers looking for an internship or applying for a master degree, for example, this should not be too much of a problem. For experienced or senior profiles, and given the evolution of the job market, it is becoming more and more complicated to respect this standard. The key is to only mention information related to the position sought.