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The art of creating a stellar CV

If you read our last 200 words blog, then creating the perfect CV should be simple. Copy your Linkedin profile content into a text document and voila! Job done!

If only it was that easy. 

There’s lots of advice on the Harvey John website on how to write a CV,  let’s discuss some critical aspects.

Two questions to ask yourself before submitting your CV:

  • Does it contain relevant keywords? With automation on the rise, make sure the algorithm won’t reject you automatically because your resume lacks words specific to your industry.
  • Is it easy to read? Does it look good? – can the reader understand your career path and project your plans?

And now, the biggest secret.

The hidden message behind your words.

What impression does your resume evoke?

Do you sound like a doer or a spectator? A leader or a follower? Do you come across as passionate about your area of expertise?

Example: Consider the language. Avoid passive tones: “responsible for XYZ,”  replace with active tones: “by introducing X, I increased Y by 35%”. 

Extra trick: Try giving your CV to three friends, and ask them if it reflects your personality. 

Get it right, now!

Get in touch with us to discuss your profile and potential opportunities, we’ll take a good look at your CV and make sure it represents you in the best way possible!


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