How to Make Your CV Stand Out

Remote Employment has teamed up with The CV & Interview Advisors- the CV and Interview experts, to give you regular advice on getting your CV into the hands of your ideal employer and to ensure that you secure the job with a well rehearsed interview. Simply send your questions in and Matt Craven from The CV & Interview Advisors will answer them.

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Home Based Jobs Balance Career and Family Life
This month, John from Bristol asks the all important question:
With so many online job sites to register with, what is the most important part of the registration process?

I have worked for many years in various sectors but now that I am considering finding a home based position to balance my career and family life, I want to be sure I am sending out the right message about myself. Can you help?

The CV and Interview Experts reply:
Hi John
The best advice I can give you is to provide tangible evidence that you have the skills for the jobs that you are targeting and to ensure that you provide evidence of your track record. It is not sufficient to make unsubstantiated claims that you are 'enthusiastic', 'dynamic', 'hard-working' and can work in a team etc. A potential employer wants to see real evidence of success and this can be done with a well written CV or online profile.

Personal Summary
Start of with an informative personal profile which tells the reader 'what you are' e.g. an experienced Project Manager; what your unique selling point is e.g. an experienced Project Manager with a track record of delivering major ERP implementations; and how you can add value to your future employers e.g. Key skills include: assessing complex business requirements to develop robust project plans etc.

Choose 4 key skills and focus on hard skills rather than woolly behavioural traits.

I would then recommend including a section focused on your most impressive and relevant career achievements. Present them as mini case studies, giving tangible evidence of success using specific facts and figures. The CV or profile can then list your career history in the traditional way, once you have given the reader a reason to read on!

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