3 WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR CV, POST CV
Coming out of this craziness, competition for roles is going to be high! So you need to ensure you show up and stand out. Let's snap up these new opportunities that ARE on the horizon with these 3 tips:
1. KEEP TO ONE PAGE WITH RELEVANCE
With competition high, the aim of the game is to keep the employer engaged in YOUR CV and not swipe to the right. Do this by only have relevant information on it. Constantly think: what will this employer be impressed by? What will get their attention? What will make them think I am the one for the job?
Hannah who is hiring you for a digital role won't be impressed that you have done The Duke of Edinburgh in 2018, but she will be impressed that you helped grow your uni's social account to 20k and got 20,000 impressions on one of your posts.
2. RESEARCH THE BRAND AND TAILOR YOUR CV
You REALLY need to understand the brand before you send your CV. It sounds so basic, but you would be so surprised about how often this is neglected in times of panic and rush. What do they do? What are their values? What are they all about? Once you have a good understanding of the brand you need to ensure your CV aligns with this too.
For example: if you are applying to a sustainable fashion brand, having on your CV that you have an interest in fast fashion isn't going to be appealing to the brand.
3. RESEARCH YOU
The 'About Me' or 'Profile' section on your CV is just a short section, but it really needs to round you up as a creative clearly. It should clearly tell the employer who you are, your skills and strengths.
Don’t you think it would be great to understand how other people would describe you for a new perspective? This also helps if you are struggling to write about yourself.
TOP TIP: Whilst you are at home and EVERYONE is on their phones, ask your pals how they would describe you as a person and as creative. Or make it fun and do a shout-out on Instagram! Put a story up with the question box feature, and ask your friends something like; 'if you were to describe me 3 words, what would they be?'.