Want to create the ultimate CV? With these 10 tips plus Alison’s awesome free courses, your perfect CV is just a few steps away!
Enhance Your MS Office Skills
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Office 365 – learning to use these business applications is crucial to landing a job, especially considering that they’re used by 80% of companies worldwide.
Develop Your Foreign Language Skills
Did you know that up to 30% of vacancies in administrative and clerical roles go unfilled every year due to shortages in foreign language skills? Adding this skill to your CV can really help you stand out and improve your employability!
Improve Your Communications
Whether it’s communicating at work, home, or with a potential employer, communication is a non-negotiable life skill. Adding this to your CV and highlighting it during interviews will help you build a solid impression in the mind of your interviewer.
Gain Analytical Knowledge
Analysing and measuring data is essential to understand the success of a business. Analytical tools like Google Analytics and R Programming are important for job seekers to learn, understand and showcase.
Level Up Your HTML & CSS Skills
HTML and CSS are the two building blocks of website development and in-demand skills for most jobs. For instance, while they are a must-know for a front-end developer, they are an important ‘additional’ skill for a digital marketer or blogger in this technology-driven age.
Showcase Your Online Learning
Online courses can help you develop a valuable skillset which you can showcase during interviews. Adding your online learning certifications to your résumé can help set you apart from other candidates. These certifications show that you’re constantly upskilling and making an effort to boost your industry knowledge.
Highlight Your Leadership Qualities
Including leadership skills in your CV indicates to a potential employer that you can help a business thrive, especially if it’s not a leadership role you’re applying for. Highlighting skills like taking initiative and team management skills will help you make a positive impression, and show that you like to exceed expectations.
Shape Your Designing Skills
Be it for web designing, or for a career in graphic design, or even as a marketer or sales executive, basic design skills is a key ingredient that is required to master a job role in a visual world. Adding skills on your CV like Adobe Photoshop, Design Thinking and Graphic Designing will truly set you apart.
Learn to do Winning Presentations
Giving an interactive and easy-to-understand presentation with a focus on strong communication is a must-have skill for almost all jobs. From basic powerpoint presentations to using various creative aids, these are invaluable skills to have on your CV.
Review Your CV
During your interview, you may be asked a very specific question about an accomplishment or a skill from an old job. Or there might be a spelling error in your CV. Do a thorough review of your CV a day before your interview. Refresh your memory, especially old jobs, and check if everything is in place.