The phrases "Curriculum Vitae" (CV for short) and "resume" are often used interchangeably by job listings and prospective employees alike. Is there actually any difference, or is it just a case of choosing your favourite synonym? While undoubtedly similar, resumes and CVs aren't quite the same thing. Here's a quick explainer.
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Unemployment rates might be low which suggests it's a good time to look for a job. But today's workforce is very mobile and people change jobs more often than ever before. That means there's still plenty of competition for great roles. A great CV is important as it helps get you past the first filter in the recruitment process.
I have to admit that it's been a while since I've needed to brush off my CV to apply for a job. But a recent experience with a member of my family highlighted to me how much the job search and application process has changed. Despite online profiles through LinkedIn being valuable, it's important to still have a CV according to some experts.
With job-search sites now using software to help filter candidates, it's important to tailor your CV to ensure it has the highest chance of passing that first round of screening. Recruitment agency Hays recently polled over6000 people and learned that over a quarter have already tweaked the CV with another 54% planning to update over the coming year. Just one in five have no plans to bring their CV into the 21st century. So what do you need to do to get your CV algorithm-friendly?
Crafting an excellent resume is an artform, but it shouldn’t be an art piece. There are hundreds of tips and tricks to crafting the perfect page (or two) that showcases who you are and why you’re perfect for the role. I’ve had a wide range of varied roles over the years, in retail, writing and science, and here are five resume tips that helped me land an interview.
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