Recruiters take less than a minute to decide whether to call you for further discussion. Your CV is critical defining who you are and what you are. Here are few tips to to start making your CV more attracting.

  • Format your CV in reverse chronological order. Put your most recent work experience at the top. Recruiter spend 6 seconds assessing your resume, so make it easy for them.
  • Use plain text format and focus on the content quality, do not put too much creative design in your CV.
  • List your contact details at the top of your CV. Most recruiters read this first.
  • Do not include a photo unless requested.
  • Add a link of professional profile on Linkedin/Twitter to your resume. Ask for recommendations on Linkedin that support your qualification and skills.
  • Include a summary statement that tell precisely who you are, what values you are delivering. Put this at the top.
  • List your skill-sets after your summary statement, and before experience details.
  • Illustrate your skills with numbers. Recruiters pay attention to % and dollar signs.
  • Add achievement use STAR model. In Situation x, with Target y, taking Actions z, get Results t.
  • Limit yourself to 6 bullet points per job when listing experience. Most recruiters skim the experience details.
  • Use proofreading tool to check grammar and spelling typos.