What do employers want?

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You have an initial (roughly) 8 second window of opportunity.

This is a typical CV Summary, part of the 8 seconds you are consuming that is very normal…..

“A Professional Engineer with extensive international experience involving BIM construction Coordination, BIM engineering and management, 4D and 5D integration ,Project 3D design Coordination ,Models Quality control and Quality Assurance . .Managed projects at national and international levels which included Underground (METRO) , Theme park ,Hospitals ,Buildings, Towers, Sea Islands , Airports , Palaces “

Is it a “Career Summary”? Yes!

Will it get him/her a job? No!

Decision makers do NOT hire waffle

Decision makers HIRE “added value”

What you send from the outset can either help you or hurt you.

Does this person know their strengths? No

Does this person know about tailoring their CV? No

Does this person know who they are writing it for? No

Employers/HR/Recruiters are busy people who get 1,000s of CVs a day,… if you don’t know your own worth, they’re not going to call you to check.

You are unique! Do not do yourself an injustice by starting a CV/Resume that’s not selling your skills and begins the same as everyone else out there.

I guarantee you there’s no one with your experience, your background, your achievements, your values etc. So why aren’t you talking about that?

In an interview an employer doesn’t necessarily refer to your CV. That should tell you everything you need to know about what you should put in your CV though. They’ll ask you all the questions that “they” need answering because it’s not in your CV already. Utilise your 8 second window and give the employer what they want. It’s the hardest thing for most people to do, promote themselves. So, what should you include?

Stengths

We don’t need to see a list of keywords like the example at the beginning, we need to know what you specialise in, what are you known for?

Proud moments

Often our proudest moments define who we are. They often depict a moment in time that we have worked reeeeeally hard for and it shows because of the awards or achievements we attain from those moments. 

Added value

What do employers want? They want to know how you can add value to their business. If you’re a salesman and beat your sales targets you’ll grab any potential employer’s attention with facts and figures. Employers don’t want you to tell them you’re “extremely talented” or “highly motivated” they want the numbers that unequivocally demonstrates that. 

If you’re struggling to get interviews or struggling to put together a CV and/or LinkedIn profile why not get in touch with us and book a call to discuss what e can do for you. 

Book a time today and let’s get you on the right track

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