4 Things you shouldn’t forget to add to your CV

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 7:45 am

A CV should display every single piece of relevant information that can help you get a job and there are some extremely important aspects that should never be forgotten, because they can increase your job chances.

If you have a driver’s license it’s fundamental to add this in somewhere, and that’s because your CV may be placed against a competitors. This means the employer will decide to shoes the individual with the most relevant experience and skills, and a driver’s license shows you will have no problem accessing the workplace, whilst another individual may have to continuously rely on open transport.

Another important aspect, if you have one, is your own blog. This can work like a portfolio for some people, and if you have a professional blog, with different aspects outlining your skills, then it’s definitely worth an ad.

References are important and whilst it’s okay to have ‘references available on request’ written on your CV, you should ideally have your references in place. This just makes it easier for the employer and they do then not have to contact you to find out.

A final piece of information you won’t want to forget is a telephone number. Just because many people spend every waking hour of their life communicating online, some employers will want to speak to you perhaps for a quick telephone interview, which allows them to get a feel for what your about. Don’t do the hard work and forget the basics and a telephone number is certainly a basic but vital piece of information.

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Know the Job before You Apply

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 2:43 pm

You may be surprised to know but there are many people who apply for jobs that they do not actually qualify for. Let us explain, when you apply for a job you have to make sure you meet the employer’s criteria. If you don’t it’s very likely that you CV can end up in the rubbish bin.

It’s fundamental to make sure that you do understand the requirements because you don’t want to be wasting your own time applying for jobs that you won’t get considered for. Each job will have its own criteria, and if you compile a list of jobs that you know you can do, you have the skills to do, and the passion for these roles, then you’ll save your own time and costs.

Not all job descriptions are entirely clear, so it’s important to do your homework on the company before you apply for a position. Without that initial research you may find you’ve wasted one hour of your life a plying for a job that you was never going to get considered for. Think ahead and make sure you know the job role before you apply today.

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