Preparing Your CV
While there is no universally accepted format, the most important attribute of a successful CV is that it clearly explains to a potential employer exactly what you can do and what experience you can demonstrate.
Elements you need to consider when putting together a CV are:
- A well-presented, selling document
- A document that is interesting, and contains relevant information
- Provides a script for talking about yourself, should you be successful at the interview stage.
Below you will find information relating to developing your CV to prepare yourself for an interview. If you have any further questions after reading this advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your Goodman Masson consultant.
Is using a standard CV the right choice?
The purpose of your CV is to get you an interview, and following this discussion, it can be used to remind the interviewer about the skills and experience you possess that you can bring to their organisation.
The decision to recruit somebody is a vital decision for an employer, as it is an investment in talent. If this is the case, it creates a very clear picture of what a CV must include:
1. It must highlight and show examples of how you can meet the needs of the organisation you wish to interview with . This means a single generic CV is not enough.
2. It must identify your achievements and how they relate to the job you are applying for. It must give the reader a clear indication of why you should be considered for this role.