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Changing jobs can be an emotional rollercoaster – whether it’s by choice or necessity.
The job market following the global pandemic is a volatile place, with some sectors struggling to fill vacancies and others experiencing a significantly reduced number of vacancies and more competition for those roles.
To make yourself stand out in the crowded job market, it’s important to ensure that your CV is effective at enabling the reader to quickly understand your relevance for the position they are looking to fill. Before you apply to any positions, it’s recommended that you have a clear idea of your skills, strengths, and aspirations and ensure that you are applying to positions that are relevant to your skills and experience.
To ensure your CV is as sharp as it can be, focus on highlighting your skills and achievements rather than just listing your functions. This is your time to show what you can do, so make sure you blow your own trumpet!
If you need help optimizing your CV, Hayman Exec offers a CV Optimization service. This is a paid service that can give you an extra edge in the competitive job market. Check out our services here.
CV / Resume
‘It should only be two pages – I’ve been told’ – a phrase I hear many times.
A CV is your ‘Sales Particulars’ – it should give the reader a pragmatic, objective view of your skills, experience, qualifications and crucially, your achievements. Depending on the stage of your career, you may find that you need to go to three pages – that’s OK as long as the content is concise and relevant. You may find it useful to read the following…
In our experience, the key things that candidates fail to include in their CV are details of their achievements, tending to focus more on the job functions they fulfil.
I sold Endpoint solutions to companies across EMEA, regularly hitting target.
Responsible for new business sales of Acme’s Endpoint Solution Xorg© to enterprise clients in the Finance vertical in DACH, CEE and the Nordics. Client contact level was CXO with average deal sizes of $250k and sales cycles of 8 – 12 months. Key achievements include:
- Credit Suisse ($450k)
- Credit Agricole ($350k)
- Deutsche Bank ($230k with option to grow to $750k)
- Quota FYR 2015 $2M, actual $1.9M
- Quota FYR 2016 $2.2M, actual $2.4M
The more ‘real’ actual information you can include (NDA’s notwithstanding), the more interesting your CV becomes to your potential employer – it’s giving them the information they want to see.
We will be happy to give advice on how best to word your CV – and if we represent you, will ensure your CV is doing its best for you to give you the optimum chance of securing an interview.