Tip-top CV tips to make your CV pop!
If your looking to secure a digital apprenticeship, then your first step is to create a tip-top CV! Your CV needs to communicate your value to employers quickly, and show you’re a perfect fit for the role. We have created the ultimate CV guide to help you construct the resume you deserve!
Tailor your CV to suit the digital role you are applying for
It is important you respond directly to the job description and explain specifically why you are the desired applicant for the role. Tailoring your CV shows the company that you have taken the time to research the company and their requirements, demonstrating a genuine interest in the vacancy which they are offering.
Summarise your skill set in the opening paragraph. This will interest the employer and grab their attention from the start. This is also the perfect opportunity for you to demonstrate your core transferrable skills and articulate to the employer why you are the right person for the job!
Include examples of digital tools, software and systems you have used
If your skills match the company’s core requirements you are more likely to secure an interview. It is important to emphasize your hard skills such as Google Analytics, Adobe Cloud and Hootesuite as it provides the employer with a useful insight into your knowledge and experience.
Emphasize results not just responsibilities
Show how you achieved the desired results using quantifiable data to display your accomplishments. This will show your capability and potential. For example, instead of saying “I helped to grow the social media following for Company X”, write “I increased social media engagement by 50% for Company X”.
Interests and Hobbies
Stating your interests and hobbies will give the employer an insight into the sort of person you are outside of work.
Online CVs are must-have for digital and creative jobs, especially as a digital role involves things such as content creation and producing visual materials. This is a great opportunity to show off your creative and digital skills and will make your resume look impressive.
Proofreading shows future employers that you take extra care with your work and that you have a strong ‘eye for detail’. It will make candidates appear more professional and most importantly a mistake-riddled CV is likely to cost you the job!
Don’t over complicate your CV – keep it simple!
An overwritten CV is just as unfavorable as a CV with no substance. You need to cautiously consider whether each line is needed. Employers won’t have the time to read through every aspect of your life so it’s always best to keep your CV short, simple and straight to the point!
Now you’re confident and ready to secure that job!
Follow the above tips to construct a CV that will secure you interviews in the digital field. If your resume can clearly and quickly communicate your skills, qualities and the benefits of employing you, you will certainly grab the attention of the employer.