It is assumed that the first ever CV written was by Leonardo Da Vinci 500 years ago. Click Here! Since then things have changed. Today it's crucial to have a stand-out CV that is well presented, professional and makes a big impact to the reader.
We as a recruitment agency receive around 500 CVs every day. Unfortunately many of these CVs are not up to scratch, which often results in unsuccessful applications. For this reason Moriati has decided to create an internal survey to find out what are the most important aspects when writing a CV.
The biggest pointers on Media CV’s are:
1. Examples of success/facts and figures (KPI’s, Targets, Revenues etc.)
- Over 75% of our recruiters said that giving examples of your achievements and knowing your figures is the biggest pointer on your CV. The rest have ranked it on position 2.
2. A Concise CV
3. Experience with well- known premium Companies
4. Mention the Clients you have worked with
5. Have a strong and unique personal statement
6. Clear structure/layout
Other aspects that you should consider when writing a CV
· Formatting (spelling, grammar or punctuation)
· CV has to be tailored to the position
· Correct dates on the CV
· Back-up your skill with examples
· 2 pages, no longer (unless CEO)
· Reason for leaving detailed at the end of each tenure
· Good/Sharp language use
· Smooth career progression/ No time gaps in employment history
Some of the comments our consultants made
“Good companies on the CV are sometimes more eye-catching than experience.”
Of course it is important to have great experience; however we as a recruitment company know that many companies prefer candidates that have worked for a well-known employer. Reasons for this are: 1. premium companies are known for only employing the greatest talent and 2. they are perceived to provide good training for their employees. This does not mean that they are better qualified than you are, who works in a small company or that your employer does not provide the same or even better training; however it seems like that having worked for a good company previously gives many employers a “security” that the candidate will be great, even though that might be not the reality.
“The CV needs to be short and concise.”
- People spend an average of 30 seconds reading CVs. If it’s too wordy and in long sentences/paragraphs then most of the info will be lost.
- The majority don't like reading CVs and get 'CV Blindness', stick to headlines and facts.
- Put your experience as follows; your duties in bullet points and then followed by achievements also in bullet points for every role.
We hope our little article will help you to write the perfect CV.
Once created send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org we will help you to
find the perfect Job.