New Year brings around the opportunity to make some life changes, a common one is for a new career.
Where to start? The first thing you need to do is to look at your CV. Here are some tips to help you.
Revisit your experience.
How has your role changed over the last year? Include your transferrable skills. All the skills and experiences you acquired may be useful in your new CV.
How can you stand out?
Did you run a charity campaign, did you learn a language, and were you given new responsibilities at work? Analyse all of these things and highlight them in your new
CV – especially if they show career development and ambition.
Removing or keeping content
Your CV’s purpose is to make employers want to meet you; to see if you will be a good fit for their company. Be concise and get rid of anything that doesn't have a direct bearing on the jobs you are seeking or which doesn't tell the reader something about you and your qualities.
Sometimes you have to let something go which you think is good. Try to keep your CV relevant at all times.
You only have so much room on a CV - usually it's two or three very well-written, compelling pages. Everything on there needs to be tightly edited and earn its place on your CV. Obviously, if you only have a few skills and experiences you have to ‘point them up' but avoid repetition as this looks clumsy and desperate.