|You are going to be looking for the one which stands out and draws your attention instantly. I’m right aren’t I? So why are you trying to blend in? Why are you trying to be like everyone else? Seriously!! This is why the Deluxe Functional CV is the winner! You just need to able to grab the recruiter’s attention and this will do the trick.
You don’t need to be better than anyone else. You just need to be different.
Gear your CV/Resume to the job in mind!
Now the other thing I was complaining about, is the fancy use of adjectives -normally found in the summary section of a CV profile. Being a good team player is great, but I would much rather you could think about the vacany I need to fill, what my requirements/issues might be, and solve my problems. Let me make this really blunt and 100% clear for you. A company is looking to hire you because you can solve a problem that they have. Maybe you can increase sales, maybe you can help market or launch their new product. So if your CV is generic, it really is not a lot of use to them – they want to find someone who understands their issues, and can resolve them.
Your CV/Resume needs to be geared completely to the job that you’re applying for, with the emphasis on no fancy adjectives unless of course you are describing (and can provide evidence), how you have for example, increased sales (if you are a sales manager).
So the key bit of any CV/application is quantifying when possible with statistics and targets (using %, £££, $$$) and stating how you can either increase or reduce whatever it maybe that they need. (if possible)
I agree with you – The Deluxe Functional CV I created won’t work if you are uploading it to a job site. It’s a little too fancy for that! (but easy enough to use as you only need Microsoft Word) This is why in the Job Seeker Toolkit I include both the Robot Friendly CV and the CV above which is great to include on your Linkedin profile if you wish or send direct to the hiring manager.
- So if you agree with what I’m saying, you will love the Job Seeker Toolkit. I have provided you with step by step guidance on what to say in each section of the CV/Resume and even your cover letter! (and so much more more than that…take a look below to see for yourself!)
Everyone hates the thought of having to spend forever creating a CV, this will cut down the process by at least half, and trust me, it will get you noticed, which will get you hired!
So to reiterate, you really don’t need to be the brightest person in the room, you just need to set yourself apart from everyone else.