One of the basic aspects of every recruitment process is the analysis of the candidates’ applications. People who are looking for a job, often write one CV and send it to some various job offers. They are convinced that their application will draw recruiters’ attention. However, the days go by, telephone is quiet and their initial astonishment is changing into impatient and frustration.
So what steps should be taken to make CV attractive and achieve a success in the recruitment process?
KEEP THE APPROPRIATE STRUCTURE
A well written CV should have a section including full name, address and contact information. Each recruitment process entails a contact and an appointment with the candidate. It is important to make sure that the e-mail and telephone number are written properly because only in that way the recruiter can contact with the potential employee. It is worth remembering that an e-mail address should look professional and consist of a full name or its initials. An informal e-mail address should not be in your CV. In the next part you should present your education and work experience in a chronological order, from the most actual facts to the oldest one. When you are writing about your work experience, you should include the start and end dates of your work as well as the name of the company where you worked. Instead of the long experience descriptions, you can present them briefly and succinctly. You should mention about all your obligations that you did in a particular workplace which might be relevant to the position you are applying for. It will be much more easier to judge the candidate and it will give him more opportunity to gain a positive response. In the last part of CV, you should put additional information such as language skills, certificates and courses. The information should be precise. You should write the level of language proficiency in speech and writing as well as the dates of certificates that you got.
KEEP TO FACTS
Before we apply for a certain workplace, we often realize that we have to correct some details in CV. Then a chance to get a job will rise meaningfully. Nevertheless, you should remember that lie has no legs and lying about the language proficiency or work will come to light sooner or later. If it does not happen at the stages of recruitment process, it will definitely happen at the beginning of your work. Therefore, when you write a CV it is better to keep to facts.
ADJUST THE APPLICATION TO THE OFFER.
The candidates with a long work experience often make a very detailed CV. They might think that the longer the CV is, the better impression they will make on the people responsible for the recruitment process. A huge amount of information is of course an advantage, but only then if it concerns the workplace that a candidate is applying for. Some facts are simply needless and it is not worth writing them down in CV, especially if they do not match to the work place that you are applying for.
CHOOSE THE PROPER PHOTO
Photo in CV is a standard today. Even if the recruitment process does not need it, many people attach it to their applications. If we make a decision to do so, it is better to choose a photo as you have in your identity card or passport. Photos from the holiday, birthday party or other informal occasion do not bring a positive reaction for the people responsible for the recruitment process.
This is just a half of the hints that we have prepared. To make your chance bigger in the recruitment process, read the second part of our hints. You will find out more information in the second part of the article.