Did you know RecruitMum can design a CV for you?
Your CV is the very first judgement call (and I’m afraid it is a judgement) that an employer, recruiter, or hiring manager will make on you and your career experience. Unlike a more friendly, human, and face-to-face impression we get to make with someone we meet in person, our CV has the (most) challenging job of illustrating and communicating all that we are and have done in our careers and lives thus far! No pressure, right? So, how’s yours looking these days?
In designing and creating a top CV, you need to consider the following:
- Design & Format (1-3 pages max, block your content, use a simple font)
- Content & Structure (capture last 10 yrs, key roles only, contact info, use simple language)
- Industry Speak (try to appeal to the industry you’re applying to)
- Link sharing & Contact information (got a LinkedIn profile – we can help with this also!)
…and that’s just scratching the surface. Last month in our Wahine into Work career workshops, we dived into CV creation and shared what it takes to produce a top CV in today’s job market.
Check out the image below which was one of the many slides we shared on breaking down and illustrating all the key, must-have elements in a top CV. You’ll note, we have also included two ‘out-of-the-box jobs under the Work Experience heading… that is 1) Active Job Seeker and 2) Parental Leave – Super Mum Extraordinaire! These examples may not always work in practice (your gut will tell you if it’s right for the role). However, the point of the exercise was to get Mothers thinking about the transferable and valuable skills they gain from Motherhood and how these can be championed (and not apologised for) on your CV. Families are a natural part of life and work needs to work around that!
If you’re interested in having us design a slick CV for you, then get in contact with email@example.com. Depending on where your existing CV is at, design fees can start from as little as $150 + gst.
Till next time…