Those looking for jobs in multiple sectors would do well to keep a ‘core CV’ that they can make changes to for whatever position they desire.
That’s according Laura Smith, an expert from Milkround, who suggests that while keeping a main CV is helpful, rushing the documents in order to send it out as quick as possible to the latest freelancing jobs, for example, could be wasting both their own and their employer’s time.
“Give it time,” suggests Smith, “because job hunting is almost a full-time job in itself. It takes time and can be arduous sometimes, but it’s not meant to be easy. You’re fighting for something really big.”
Furthermore, Smith advises adding recommendations on a CV, similar to a feature installed on professional social networking site LinkedIn. This could include quotations from one-time employers, giving potential firms a ‘second opinion’ on a candidate.
In addition, milkround.com highlights that bragging about work experience and the responsibilities that came with the placement can be helpful in landing a position.
“Identify the qualities being sought and think about the skills you needed for, and gained from, your previous experiences. These can be professional, technical and personal, but it is important that they are relevant and detailed in short, bullet-pointed statements,” adds the site.
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