I first discovered the use of some basic evaluation metrics, but soon I realized that they were not the same for all and for all conditions. Some companies, in fact, adopted completely different systems and still changed according to the sector they belonged to and their job.
I also found that ratings are often initially filtered by computers based on form and content (the use of precise keywords).
In short, as my knowledge of this world grew, I discovered new elements of evaluation that led me to conclude that there is no unique method for drawing up a Curriculum Vitae.
I understood that beyond the form and content, the assessment varies according to the type of company, the sector to which it belongs and the professional role for which you propose yourself.
I soon managed to get attention from the companies I aspired to, including Harrods and Apple (for which I still work).
The construction of the English Curriculum Vitae starts from the form, in compliance with the standard canons adopted in the United Kingdom: the type of layout, its positioning, its length, the use or omission of accessory elements etc. It is necessary to align according to a precise graphic balance for reasons of compliance with IT systems and recruiting staff.
These graphic standards come from a scientific study based on how long time the human eye invests on a subject and on his natural tendency to linger on a detail positioned in a particular part of the paper.
Let’s now talk about the other two core elements: the content and the structure, here is where you, as a private and professional, are the protagonist. It is the CV Writer’s duty to dig deep into the candidate’s profile in order to collect valuable assets and to show to the recruiters that these same assets can be turned into something profitable for the company.
Your CV is the first contact with the recruiter. It is actually your business card. The first recruitment session (the so-called ‘screening’) it is run purely on your CV, the highest change to get that job comes from here, this is why you have to build your Curriculum Vitae in the best way as possible
That’s why you have to create your CV in the best possible way
The way I’ve learned to build a CV addressed to the UK market is a well-balanced method that allows me to structure a document that respects the British recruitment rules but that also highlights your unique characteristics and tailors them to the job field you want to apply for.
The EXCLUSIVE CV is an advanced service, aiming to assist you in applying for a specific job role for a specific company. We’ll start a journey together where we meticulously build a document that will be completely adapted to the company’s requirement by analysing the company’s history and profile.
I’m pretty sure you fully understood now that investing on a great Curriculum Vitae means investing on your future!