The perfect answer to the “tell me something about yourself not on your resume” question is short and positive.
2. Avoid negatives or unrelated personal stories.
3. Focus on your strengths, on why you want the job, or on something great about the company.
4. Keep your answer under 30 seconds.
Why do u want this job?
“I want this job because I have clear skills that will help me achieve…”
2. “This role will give me the opportunity to combine both my skills in [skill 1] and [skill 2] to achieve…”
3. “I love [job role specific task] and my last job took me away from that.”
What makes a winning CV?
A good CV is clear and concise, and makes every point necessary without waffling. You don’t need pages and pages of paper – you just keep things short and sweet.
2. A CV is a reassurance to a potential employer – it’s a chance to tick the right boxes. And if everything is satisfied, there’s a better chance of a job interview.
3. So remember – a good CV is clear, concise, and makes every point necessary without waffling. Keep it short and sweet, and you’ll increase your chances of getting the job you want!
How can I make my CV more eye catching and understandable?
Use key words in your resume to ensure you stand out to employers.
2. Add hyperlinks to your resume to direct employers to your professional website or online portfolio.
3. Be creative in your resume design to make a lasting impression.
4. Tell a story with your resume by including accomplishments and relevant experience.
5. Keep your resume short and to the point, only including the past 10 years of experience.
6. List your accomplishments in each job position to demonstrate your value to potential employers.
7. Use three to five bullet points for each job position to highlight your key skills and responsibilities.
How do I make my CV not boring?
DO design a simple masthead.
2. DON’T be afraid to add a bit of color.
3. DON’T use an objective.
4. DO weave in your personal brand.
5. DO use data bits to highlight your responsibilities.
6. DON’T use the words “Responsible for”.
7. DO tell a story.
8. DON’T use jargon.
9. DO focus on what you results you achieved.
10. DON’T forget to proofread!
I Leon Thompson am a Human Resources Expert. I have worked in the field for over 15 years, and during that time I have gained invaluable experience and knowledge.
I am also a CV expert and Resume Expert, so I know what employers are looking for when they review applications. This gives me an advantage when helping clients to create resumes and CVs that will stand out from the crowd.