Studies show that recruiters spend an average of 30 seconds reviewing each of the CVs and resumés* they receive before rejecting those that don’t match their requirements.
Their decision is based on the length and presentation of the CV/resumé, its language use and whether it matches criteria in the job analysis, as well as the evidence of success it supplies in each instance.
There is therefore no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ CV/resumé.
To stand out, your CV/resumé needs to be more than the usual list of your work and educational history, however well written. It must showcase you as the perfect candidate by functioning as a personal marketing tool.
At Brightstar, we understand this and take pride in crafting marketable CVs that get our clients the job they want.
* A resumé is an American term that refers to a single page CV (a condensed version). Certain positions require fuller length CVs.
Member: Professional Association of Resumé Writers and Career Coaches, USA
Member: Professional Editors’ Guild, South Africa