A lot of people are now searching for jobs as a consequence of the pandemic. The financial strain lockdown implications placed on society resulted in a lot of businesses needing to close their doors, and unfortunately, many people were made redundant. No matter what your position is, if you are looking for a new job, one thing you need to do is make sure you get your CV perfected. This will make the whole process of being interviewed and getting the position you dream of a lot easier. So, let’s take a look at some tips and advice to assist with this.
"One of the best practices is to edit your resume each time you choose a new interview. If you’ve been submitting the same resume with every job application, take your time and learn how to improve your resume by rewriting it for each position you target. Keep your resume short and clear, you just need to fill it with information related to the new position, everything else is not necessary" offers Rob Colville, CEO and Founder of The Lazy Trader.
Aside from this, it is advisable to make sure that you only include relevant information in your CV. if you are someone who has had a lot of jobs in your time, it’s fine to simply list the job titles for the jobs that are irrelevant. You only need to provide details on the jobs that have relevancy to the position you are applying for.
You may also want to consider the prospect of submitting a video CV alongside your regular CV. This is something that we are seeing more and more people doing because it gives them the ability to stand out from the other people who are applying for the job. After all, competition is fierce at the moment, so it is important to look for ways to have a competitive advantage. Plus, if the recruiters have seen your video CV and been impressed with it, you know that they like your personality and feel that you are a good fit from this perspective, so this should make the interview process a lot easier.
One thing you should never do is lie on your CV. If you do this, you are only going to make the interview process a lot more difficult for yourself as you try to keep up with the lies you have told. People can usually tell if someone is lying in-person. Even if you manage to get through the interview stage, once you get to the work environment and you are tasked with doing things you have no experience in, it is going to show.
So there you have it: some of the different steps that you can take to ace your job interviews. We hope that the advice and suggestions that we have provided above will help you to improve your CV so you can go into your job interviews feeling a lot more confident and prepared for the questions that they will ask you.