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How to write a good CV in 2024

How to write a good CV in 2024

According to HR News, 54% of professionals are looking for a new job. Many professionals leave their jobs as they seek career advancement opportunities, higher salary offers, or a better work-life balance. For others, the main motivation to change jobs or career is only compensation-related. So, if you need a new job, the first document you need is a professional CV. 

There are many tips and tricks for writing a good CV. However, in 2023, there are new writing practices worth mentioning that will make your resume stand out from others.

Avoid writing tasks, show your achievements

Stop listing your tasks from previous work experiences. Instead, highlight the positive impact you had on the organization, mentioning key targets or awards your department has won, impressive projects that impacted the business growth, etc. Also, candidates need to mention numbers that demonstrate their good performance - you can mention relevant key targets and discuss how you achieved them. 

Whether you exceeded your targets or improved efficiency through new procedures, make sure you start by saying what you accomplished, what skills you used, and what actions you took to achieve impressive results in your workplace. P.S. When highlighting your work experience, highlight the key actions that show your professionalism and how you added value as an employee to the company.

Nail the robot

Did you know that some organizations use a robotic system to make the first selection? Well, that's true. Large organizations usually receive thousands of applications for their roles. Therefore, sometimes it's not a human checking your experience and your suitability for a role - it's a robot. Do you know what the robot is looking for? Well, it looks for keywords. So, make sure you use keywords that match the job description. It may be worth checking the company's website to find out the organization's values and highlight some of those values in your resume.

Less is more

Don't write a long resume with details regarding your experience and skills irrelevant to the job you apply for. Applicants need to understand what the company is looking for, and the skills and experience they expect from the next employee. Also, check the company culture and try to understand if you would fit into their values. This has a significant impact on your job satisfaction and performance. Some organizations even emphasize this to see if the candidate profile aligns with the company's values - "Do you fit in?" Once you understand these aspects, you can apply for a job. You need to show the employer how your profile fits the candidate profile they are looking for!

LinkedIn profile

Did you know that 84% of companies use social media to find candidates? Many job applications ask for a LinkedIn profile link, so it's worth setting one up. You can add your work experience, volunteering experience, and skills, and reach out to your network for career opportunities. LinkedIn is an amazing career hub where you can create your candidate profile, and showcase your experience and skills. It's also a good platform to connect with potential employers and reach them directly about career opportunities.

Short CV checklist

  • update your details: address, phone number, email address,
  • use a readable font and a clear CV structure,
  • Check grammar and spelling - ask a friend or work colleague to check,
  • use bullet points to highlight your experience and achievements.

I hope these CV tips and tricks will help you get the job you want!

For a CV writing guide or free consultation, check out Antal Tech Jobs partners with TOP CV to help candidates get the job they wantRegister and Apply for jobs on our website to claim your free CV review. 


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