Don't let your CV end up in the bin

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When applying for roles, you need to make sure your CV does you justice.  At iMultiply  we read a lot of CV's and we know a good CV when we see one.  That's why we are teaming up with Helen Rawlinson from Rate my CV  to bring you a free and incredibly useful CV workshop. 

Writing your CV can be tricky; it is hard to know what a recruiter or hiring manager is looking for and often people find it hard to blow their own trumpet when it comes to their achievements.  

The workshop will tell you everything you need to know to get your CV in tip-top shape, improve your effectiveness when applying for roles and boost performance at Interview.

Not sure where to start?

Improving your CV doesn't have to be a daunting task. With Helen's expertise and our recruitment and industry know-how, we can help get your CV into the "yes" pile when you're applying for roles.  

Your CV is what represents you to employers and recruiters; it's what they read before they decide to pick up the phone and call you. Don't ruin your chances by having a CV that reflects poorly on you and what you have to offer.

The CV workshop  will cover all of this (and lots more!), but here are some initial key points to consider and keep your CV on track:

Spell-check

We see the same errors almost every day.  The most common mistakes by far are simple spelling errors, for example "liase" instead of "liaise". Always spell-check.  

Fancy Templates

There is no need for bright, bold colourful backgrounds; these are distracting and may detract from the content of your CV.

No one size fits all

Tailor your CV for each job that you apply for. It sounds obvious, but it is very important to make sure that your skills and experience match the criteria of the role and that you make this clear to the reader. We have had applications from candidates who apply for a position that asks for specific experience.  The applicant has the required experience but it’s just not included on their CV – a real missed opportunity. Recruiters and Hiring Managers may have a wide and varied job description but it definitely doesn’t include mindreading!

No fibbing

Keep to the facts: make sure you don't tell any porkies.

The CV workshop is running on 12th June and will take place 10:00 - 12:00 at Strathmore Business Centres, 8b McDonald Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4LZ. There's no charge for the workshop but spaces at this free session are likely to go quickly, so reserve your ticket today.

To request an invite or for further information please call Fiona Riding on 0131 603 7747

 

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