Need resume help? Let us guide you to success
If you find you’re regularly applying for roles and hearing nothing back, there’s a good chance your CV may need some work. After all, this is the employer’s first glimpse at you as a potential new hire, so knowing how to nail it is to know how to land that career change.
CareerFiX Sydney offers in-depth tips, tricks and resume help to help you bring your CV up to scratch. Read on to explore how we do this.
Your resume makes the first impression
Think of it like this – this is the first impression you get to make with your prospective employer. It’s here that you outline your career, skills, passions and experiences to show that you’re a great candidate. You want everyone who sees it to fall in love with you as an applicant. You want them to look it over, decide you’re The One and invite you for the big interview. Therefore, you spend hours updating it to make sure it’s perfect and check it over with absolute meticulousness. Then you apply for the role, hoping the person on the other end truly appreciates how much effort you’ve put into it. After all, you really want the job.
So, what happens when your CV hits the desk of the hiring manager? Before we delve into what they’re looking for, do you know how long it takes for employers to read these and determine if they want to meet you? Take a guess.
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Six seconds is all it takes – let our resume coaches help you pack a punch
According to multiple human resource studies, evidence suggests that six seconds is all it takes for most hiring managers to determine whether you go on the interview yes or no pile. Whilst that’s not long to wow them if your application is subpar, it can be more than enough time to really create an impact – if you get it right.
Your application needs to quickly capture the interest of the person reading it, and for this reason our resume coaches recommend avoiding CVs that conjure up the following thoughts and feelings:
- No personality
- Too much to read
- Not enough to read
- Too much going on to want to read it
Thankfully, there are tips and tricks you can follow to ensure your application does pique the interest of the person on the other end, through using suitable keywords, satisfying applicant tracking software, presenting it in an attractive format, using chronological order, and more. Fear not, CareerFiX will show you how to do all of this.
How do I get hired?
By following our resume help and tips on application writing, how to update them, and how to tailor them to specific roles, you’ll be able to grasp the art of great CV writing.
To do this, check out our tutorial – Preparing Your Resume. You’ll learn how to develop a master CV and tailor it to the requirements of the job advertised. You’ll be able to appropriately respond to a vacancy listing with a compelling application; and to top it off, you’ll leave with the expert ability to maximise the chances of getting to the job interview stage and (hopefully) beyond.