10 simple tips to get a potential employer interested
Clarity: Be concise, the chances are that anyone looking at your CV has already looked at, or is about to look at, dozens of others so why should your CV stand out? People agree and disagree with a number of points about a CV and what format it should take, but clarity and layout are definite “must have” points no matter who you speak to. All a recruiter has time to see is:
Finally, it is really important to realise that a CV is the first impression that a potential recruiter has of you. As I said at the beginning there is a strong chance that they are sitting at a desk with 20 other CV’s and a limited attention span to select the best ones. Strive to stand out but not stick out if that makes sense. It is important to put as much thought as you can into your CV as that is your one chance to get called for interview. Once in the interview you can sell yourself with your confidence and enthusiasm, try to reflect this in your CV.
About the Author – Mark MacMahon heads up the Hospitality Division in Gilligan Black and has 30 years industry experience. If you need advice on how to present yourself to get your dream job, or you are looking to hire talent for your kitchen reach out to Mark on firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call on 01 7999100