“Recruiters spend about 6 seconds [reviewing a CV] before they make the initial ‘fit/no fit’ decision.”
When you only have 6 seconds to make an impression, it’s crucial that your CV gets the job done.
Your CV is not a list of your past roles and accomplishments – taking such an approach will only lead you to the ‘no’ pile. Rather, your CV is a targeted marketing document; a brochure designed to sell your services to a prospective employer.
Is your CV doing its job?
The goal of your CV, then, is to convey all the information the reader needs in those 6 seconds or fewer. It won’t achieve that if it is too long, is too difficult to read, or has a paragraph on how your hobbies include knitting and baking.*
How do you condense your entire career into a matter of seconds, in an effective and targeted way that instantly grabs attention? JS Consulting takes all the guesswork out, shaping your story into a succinct, powerful pitch. All you need to do is have a brief chat with us, then sit back as we fine-tune your CV.
Our CVs aren’t designed just to be read. We’re more focussed on getting the recruiter to pick up the phone and call you.
So what does a good CV look like?
At the most basic level, every CV should be:
- Short and sweet
- Tailored to the specific job you’re applying for
- Highlighting your core strengths, achievements and experience
- Easy to read, with a clean and simple layout
Ready to revamp your CV?
An appointment with JS Consulting is the first step to reinventing your CV so it fulfills its core purpose – getting you an interview. Hit the button below to view our services and get started.
*Those are very worthwhile pursuits and we have nothing against them.