How to write an effective CV
If your goal is to get hired, then you’ve come to the right place. We will tell you how to write an effective CV that will increase your chances of getting hired (on top of getting the best profile pic that will also increase your chances of getting hired, hint: Check out How to take the best profile pic).
But what does an effective CV look like? What’s a DO and what’s a DON’T? What’s the perfect structure to highlight your best skills? Your Coople Team will introduce you to 5 tips on how to structure, design and write an effective CV with the sole – and most important goal – to get hired for missions.
- Structure your CV along categories
For your potential employer, it’s vital to see the most relevant information to the job at one glance. Oftentimes recruiters don’t have the time to deep dive into a CV, which is why we need to make their lives easier by offering them the right information within seconds.
Effective CVs are structured along the lines of; Personal information, professional experience, educational path, language skills and special skills (such as: SAP, Photoshop, highly niche skills others can’t compete with, etc.) and other (drivers license, hobbies…).
Important: Utilise titles to structure your A4-sized CV. This will help with readability.
- Be concise
What does that even mean? Your potential employer won’t have much time to find the perfect candidate, which is where you come in. Your CV should contain all the important information and be presented in a concise way, meaning, max. 1 to 2 pages in PDF format.
Consider the job profiles you want to add to your profile and think about how you can include all your relevant experience. Otherwise, you will not have your expert or intermediate job profiles approved by our onboarding team.
- Get your CV checked by someone
There’s nothing worse than a potential employer finding grammatical mistakes in your CV. Those are avoidable and shouldn’t taint all your valuable skills.
Get a friend to thoroughly proof read your CV. They might spot grammatical errors you didn’t see and make sure that the structure contains concise information on your relevant experience.
One last tip on-the-go: Search on Google ‘CV templates’ and check out HR websites or blogs, you will find a plethora of different suggestions and templates. There might be one that speaks to you. Make use of it!