Your CV will, in most cases, be the very first thing your future employer sees of you. It should give a quick overview of what you have done that is relevant for this position. To grab the attention of the reader, you really need make an effort when it comes to prioritizing, keeping it tidy and tailor-made.
- Prioritizing: Your relevant experience ought to be highlighted by telling more about it. The idea of "including everything and leave for the reader to decide" does not always work in real life recruitment processes
- Tidiness: Few minutes spent on proofreading can truly increase the chance of success!
- Tailor-made: When creating your CV, it is imperative to present your experiences so that the reader understands your potential and transferable skills.
- Keep in mind that you have liberty to decide how to present yourself, and around the world there are different expectations and traditions when it comes to CVs.
A successful application
We encourage you to tailor the job application to the position you seek. A well-prepared application will utilize key elements from the job-ad, linked with you as a candidate. Present your competence for this specific position and be specific regarding your motivation. This will be important for a perfect match. Your application should be as genuine and credible as possible – securing trustworthiness. On the other hand – if you can prove being e.g. analytical or have high work capacity by linking skills with real life experience, you can really stand out from the crowd!