My company (Five Blocks) continues to grow and that means we are always looking for great people.
So far we have been incredibly fortunate to have attracted a really talented group who works very well together.
In the process I have seen a lot of CVs and some of the stand out more than others. Choosing a good design shouldn’t be rocket science – don’t reinvent the wheel. Look online and find an impressive looking template and adapt (copy!) – if you have to pay for the template – it’s probably worth it. A template will save you decisions and time.
Pro tip: if you put something unusual on your CV or in your cover letter it will probably catch the attention of the reader.
I recommend the following: do something to tell the reader how you are special.
What’s your superpower? If you feel you have one (and other people agree…) share that!
Examples could include:
- Great at explaining complex ideas to clients.
- Meticulous at note-taking
- Excited by and rise to new challenges
- Adept at leading programs
If you shine in a specific area definitely find a way of sharing that, otherwise we could miss it and miss out on hiring a great candidate!