Recruiters spend (on average) 5-7 seconds initially reading through a CV. Yes, it’s debatable if that’s long enough, but that doesn’t make it any less true. So, you have 5-7 seconds to make them want to read more.
So, you’re passionate, motivated, hard-working and versatile. Everyone claims to be and you can’t prove it until you’re in the job anyway. Highlight specific achievements or problems you’ve overcome instead.
It makes your CV easier to read and the easier it is to read; the more likely recruiters are to get to the end.
About commute time. About salary. About job title (side note, try different job titles, your role may be named something different elsewhere). About your availability (for contact, for interview, for start date etc).
Have the right contact details on your CV. It sounds obvious but you’d be surprised how often people fail to realise a mobile number or email address is out of date. If you miss a call or email, respond asap. Recruiters need to know you’re motivated and engaged or they’ll find someone who is.
Lots and lots of companies now accept speculative applications. That means that they’re happy to hear from you if you’d like to work for them. If you find a company like that, reach out. Introduce your CV in easy-to-read language and highlight why you’d love to work for them.
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