The Covid-19 pandemic has rendered thousands of British citizens jobless as numerous companies went bust. According to the Office of National Statistics figures, unemployed people had risen by as many as 649,000 people.
Collingwood, a recruiting firm, says that recruiters spend an average of 5-10 seconds on a CV. Companies now use the Applicant Tracking System or ATS to filter through high volumes of CVs to find the right candidate.
Craft your CV according to the applied job and focus on skills
Ask yourself if you’re the right person for the job and do you have the adequate skills for the job. If the answer is yes, make sure to strongly emphasize these points in your CV. Go through the advertisement and look for keywords they have used and use them in your CV. Make sure to fit your entire CV in one page as a longer CV is more likely to be overlooked.
Moreover, avoid adjectives like ‘passionate’ and ‘dedicated.’ Instead, use focus on the relevant skills and previous experience you have that are essential for the job in question.
Keywords and other information
ATS is a software, and it relies on keywords to filter out CVs. Include keywords related to the job in your CV in their original form instead of using acronyms. Also, make sure that the CV follows clear formatting, and the contact information is clearly mentioned.