Here are some ideas on how you can sell yourself in your CV (also commonly called a resume):
- Mention your top achievement in your CV’s professional summary
Aim to catch the hiring manager’s or recruiter’s attention at the top of your CV to ensure they keep reading. If you have been the top salesperson in your company, state in the first sentence that you are an award-winning sales professional.
- Add skills listed in the job ad to your CV
Recruiters and employers are looking for a perfect fit, so if you list the specific skills they list in their job advertisement, you will sell the fact you are the ideal candidate.
- Have a separate section for your achievements
Your achievements may be outstanding, but they are easy to miss if they are not presented in a properly formatted CV. Your achievements should be easy to find and easy to read.
- Use numbers (including percentages and dollars)
Including hard numbers allows you to provide evidence of your awesomeness. For example, if you are applying for a job in social media management and you have 10,000 LinkedIn connections, list that number because it proves you can grow a social media account.
To make sure you are formatting your CV properly, go to resume.recruitablehub.com and use our templates.