7 Important Details You Should Check Before Sending Out Your CV


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1.The Font
: Experts believe that the best font to use is Helvetica or Verdana because they look professional, lighthearted, honest and safe.


2.Your Spellings And Grammar : When you've written something, your brain knows what you mean to say, meaning that it's much more forgiving if you've failed to actually properly say it on paper. Tell those around you to go over it and make sure you read everything out loudly yourself. Spot those little mistakes before you send the CV out.


3.The File Format
: You might have the best, most amazingly creative CV in the world, but that means nothing if your prospective future employer can't open it. Go for standard file formats like .doc or PDFs - very few people want to click through a Powerpoint or similar just to find out if you're a good match for the job description. Also, be hundred percent sure it is actually the file you meant to attach. You would not want send a wrong file to a potential employer.


4. Your social media presence : Many employers do a background check on applicants. Make sure your social media resume is clean and professional. Pictures of you having fun or holiday are fine, but drunk or wild pictures aren't too great.


5.Your contact Details:
Check your email and phone number approximately thirty thousand times. Just think - get one letter or digit wrong, and you're not going to hear from them even if they do want to offer you an interview!


6.The Subject line
Often, jobs will ask you to specify a particular reference number or title in the subject line to help them differentiate the messages from generic email, so when you're getting ready to construct yours, check to make sure you've not left anything off. Companies get hundreds, if not thousands of applications for one position these days, and if you can't even follow the simple instructions in the ad, yours will probably be the first one in their delete folder!


7.The Length :
If your CV is longer than two pages of A4, you've probably included some information that you don't really need. Give it a trim by tailoring it to the specific position that you're applying for, detailing the experience and qualifications that are most relevant to the job in question.


Good luck!!

Source: www.cosmopolitan.co.uk
 
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