Marketing Yourself with a Winning CV and LinkedIn Profile
These are challenging times and to find the right job, you’ll need to stand out from the crowd.
In my 25-year FMCG recruitment career this is the topic that most people want to talk about. Creating a winning CV and LinkedIn profile seems to be the part of the recruitment process that most people jump to as the most important thing to “get right”.
Of course, it is important and after reading thousands of CVs over 25 years I’d like to share some thoughts with you.
In that time, I’ve seen all manner of CVs: with fancy fonts, typefaces and layouts – logos, pictures and graphs. Some remarkable photos of smiling or rather earnest looking candidates all keen to impress and present the “right” image.
But therein lies the fundamental point. There is no “right” image for a winning CV. It is your CV and you are unique and so must be your CV. Sure there are guidelines to follow and it needs to be clear and easy to read, but it is essential that it is true to you, your strengths and achievements to date.