How to write a High Impact CV

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IrishJobs.ie CV expert Gillian Knight outlines how to write a high impact CV. Gillian made this presentation to job seekers attending Ireland's biggest recruitment event Career Zoo.

IrishJobs.ie CV expert Gillian Knight outlines how to write a high impact CV. Gillian made this presentation to job seekers attending Ireland's biggest recruitment event Career Zoo.

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  • 1. Gillian Knight CV & Interview Coach IrishJobs.ie &Managing Director Kala Management Solutions Ltd www.kala.ie
  • 2. * What is the purpose of a CV?* Who gets the interview & job offer?* A CV is a 20 second interview* A terrible 20 second interview* A high impact 20 second interview* Structuring the CV for 20 sec impact* Conclusion* Q&A
  • 3. *Marketing document*Opportunity to impress a potential employer*Highlight your skills & experience*Get called for interview*Secure a promotion
  • 4. Employers will choose the candidate whohas the best CV for the job –not necessarily the candidate who is bestsuited for the job.
  • 5. * Wasting space* Under/Over selling yourself* Bad grammar & typos* Bad formatting* Unprofessional photo* Irrelevant/too much personal information
  • 6. Here is what the interviewer wants toconclude after a 20 second interview:* Person has the skills I require.* Person has experience of using the skills I require.* Person understands my requirements.* Person has provided benefit to previous clients using those skills.* This person is perfect!
  • 7. * Professional layout* Clear message* Matching role requirements* Can/Will add value* Has core competencies* Proven track record of success
  • 8. * Dates are aligned down the left hand side* Job titles & companies are in bold* Some key words are highlighted in bold.* Education and training together with personal details can be listed at the end of the CV.* Only expand on more recent roles.* Reduce text on lower grade roles as you progress in your career.* Be succinct.
  • 9. * Writing a good CV is a skill itself. The key is approaching the exercise as one in marketing and sales as opposed to writing an essay about ones life!* Ensure you target the position directly with your CV and get the message across in 20 seconds that you are perfect for the role.