Key Phrases And Keywords CV; Help You To Dig Deeper To Beef Up Skimpy CV
With technology advancement, a CV that lacks keywords or key phrases relevant to your career field may hinder your job search. Company will ask you to send your CV or attach it on their website and you can imagine how many people will send their CV. Company don’t go through all of these CV by themselves, they make use of advanced technology scanning to scan the numerous CV. If your CV don’t contain the keywords and key phrases the online scanning software is looking for, it immediately sort your CV out within seconds and by the end of it all only about 5% of the total CV sent will scale through for the human eyes to still do some little scanning.With your limited experience as a fresh graduate, what do you do in this scenario? You dig deep, very deep. Covering all the bases will ensure your CV reflects key information that is relevant to your career. It’s important to focus on the assets you bring to the table, and it’s even more important not to forget any career tidbit.
Well! Check out these lists of experiences you may have forgotten that you’ve had while still in School:
- Advanced writing courses
- Computer platforms, software
- Family business positions
- Foreign languages
- Leadership positions, such as coaching
- Research or college projects (e.g., real or simulated marketing plan for a small business)
- Special assignments
- Technologically advanced equipment and tools
- Volunteer work, externship, and internship positions
- I know quite alright that the content listed above can’t apply to everyone’s career of choice, for you to take good advantage of your experiences; you will need to dissect your entire history.
- The 3 tips below can assist you to look into those valuable resources and track down all the important experiences.
First, refresh your memory by going through your diary, planner or date book and search for seminars or committee participation (among others) that you might have forgotten. You’ll be surprised at those things you did over the last 12 months that escaped your mind. Select only those elements that reflect leadership or other aspects that are relevant to your short- and long-term career objectives.Second, access your personnel life when you were in school and see to how you’ve been able to meet up with deadlines, leadership role you’ve taken and how you’ve been able to help people around. No matter how it may look like, there must be something relevant to your career goal. Tap into it and put down those important things in your CV.
Third, talk to your friends and family. Ask their thoughts on the types of skills they feel are critical. Make notations concerning your conversations. Cross off those skills that you’ve already considered and research and include those that slipped your mind. Concentrate on those satisfying your current career agenda and list others toward the bottom of your CV.
Adding focused key phrases and key words into your CV will allow for richer content and enhance your CV’s positive returns, which is to be called for interview.
After all, the main purpose of your CV is to produce more interviews and give you an opportunity to meet your potential employer.