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4 Important Things Employers Look For In a CV


CV Writing

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4 important questions recruiters ask themselves while reading CVs:
  • Has the job seeker used unconvincing, waste of time sentences?
  • Is this CV particularly unique?
  • How does the specified job seeker stand out from the rest of them?
  • Why am I still reading this CV?

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Hi. In this video, you will learn what employers look for while reading CVs. This helps you identify mistakes you have done while writing your own CV.
So, here are the 4 important questions recruiters ask themselves while reading CVs:
  • Has the job seeker used unconvincing, waste of time sentences? Avoid clichés. Using same phrases other candidates normally use doesn’t distinguish you from them. Rather focus on what you are really good at.
  • Is this CV particularly unique? Tailor your CV specifically for the job you are applying to.
  • How does the specified job seeker stand out from the rest of them? Mention your point of differentiation. Mention why you should be chosen. Mention your achievements.
  • Why am I still reading this CV? This question when asked by a recruiter means that you have failed to attract his attention as quickly as possible. You have failed to efficiently highlight your most important skills and jobs, sufficient for the busy recruiter to call you.
In conclusion, CV writing is a skill job seekers are suggested to master in order to shape their path to a bright successful future!