5 tools to help you create a great CV
Jobbio’s Kirstie McDermott offers advice for those who want to polish their CV.
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Thinking of moving? There are a lot of them right now. In the UK, around per cent of employed people moved between jobs in the first quarter of 2022. This is the highest job change rate recorded over this period, and nearly one percentage point higher than a year earlier. .
With so much competition in the job market, it’s worth bearing in mind that on average recruiters only look at resumes for six or seven seconds, so yours should really stand out. Here are five tools and websites to polish your CV to perfection.
It’s nice to think that someone will peruse your resume cover to cover, but the reality is that before it’s seen by a real person, they’ll probably go through job tracking software. applications (ATS). Ninety-eight percent of Fortune 500 companies use ATS to simplify the hiring process. To help, all models online have been optimized for ATS, and the website is easy to use with step-by-step instructions available.
The visual CV is a tool which allows you to be as creative or as clean as you want in your resume. One of the main advantages is that you can download your current CV as a PDF or Word document and then modify it as you see fit. VisualCV also lets you post your resume online and track analytics to see how many times it’s been viewed or downloaded.
Know your industry
Depending on the industry or role you are applying for, you will need to create a different type of resume. Canva is useful for those in creative industries such as marketing, content creation, or advertising. The platform contains an impressive range of resume templates to choose from, or you can create your own from scratch. It is super user-friendly and many templates are free. Cons: You can’t autofill your resume and it can be a bit tricky.
Wix is a good choice if you want to create a portfolio website, which will act as a visual resume, and the section containing online portfolios and CV sites can easily be adapted to any role or industry. An online resume is a great way to stand out, and if you work in tech or online media, it’s pretty much a necessity.
For developers and software engineers, having a good GitHub Profile can be an indispensable shortcut to showcase your skills. It lets hiring managers see the projects you’ve worked on and your software development journey, all in one convenient place.
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