Producing a decent CV is an absolute essential when it comes to finding a new job, you CV is the first thing that your new employer will see so its important that it makes an impression when it lands in the in box. Imagine that your CV is a sales letter selling you as the product, your experience and personal attributes, it’s its the first hurdle in front of you and your new job. If you CV dose not impress then you will fall at the first fence and will not make it to the interview stage.
If you need help in putting a CV together then there are numerous resources at your finger tips, some are free and some you will have to pay for. Take a trip to the local job centre and they will gladly help you put a CV together for free; you can also use a ready made CV template. There are thousands of CV templates available on numerous websites most are free but some are a paid option. Software programs like micro soft word has a number of templates that are customizable so you can tailor the CV to your own needs.
The information that your CV contains is of great importance and is the key to making it to the interview stage. The employer wants to see the ideal candidate for the position that they offer, so you CV will have to be tailored to suit the position that you are going after. By no means fill your CV with a load untruths and inaccurate information it just means a little fine tuning may be required for all the different positions that you apply for, remember give them what they are looking for.
You CV should be clear, precise and to the point, make sure it details all your previous experience, your academic achievement’s and a section about yourself again there is a ton of information circulating on various web sites on the Internet on how to produce a good CV and what to include in its content so a good tip is to do a bit of research on the subject. Here’s another tip that I picked up from a a friend of mine who was advertising for a position, he had received a number of applications for the job on offer but the applications that had arrived in the post in a brown envelope went in to the bin with out even getting opened. I don’t know if this was just an occurrence with this particular person or firm or could this be a standard practice across the industry, but to play it safe mail your application in a nice white envelope. With very few jobs in Liverpool and across the country at the moment every angle of your job search should be covered, remember it’s a buyer’s market that is not in favour of the applicant. Even if you are applying for part time jobs in Liverpool and the job isn’t really skilled still make the effort as there probably will be thousands of applicants for the job.