Do keep wondering why are you not receiving any invitations to job interviews?
Are constantly spending hours on your CV but you’re not getting any interviews and the automated rejection emails keep rolling into your inbox?
If your CV isn’t resulting in interviews offers, you’re probably making one of these 3 CV mistakes:
MISTAKE 1: YOUR CV FOCUSES ON THE WRONG RESULTS
You have probably heard many times that your CV should be results-oriented and results-driven. But, what if your CV emphasises accomplishments and results you have achieved during your various work experiences but doesn’t convey what you can do for the company you are applying and why those accomplishments should matter to them?!
MISTAKE 2: YOU ARE USING THE SAME CV TO APPLY TO DIFFERENT JOBS
It’s your job to show hiring managers that you can solve their problems. But you can’t show hiring managers you understand and can solve their specific needs if you are using the same CV every time you send your application.
MISTAKE 3: YOUR CV IS FULL OF MEANINGLESS CLICHES
Does your profile read something like this? - “Ambitions and motivated recent graduate with a strong work ethic and ability to work in a team which helps me consistently achieve my goals and build my skill-set.” It may sound fancy but what does actually mean?
Most CV bullet points start with the same words:
- Responsible for…
Same overused words that no longer impress anyone. They’ve lost a lot of their meaning and don’t do much to show off your accomplishments.
Good news, I have a very easy to follow solution for you - if you want to catch hiring managers attention you simply need switch up a few of those common words and phrases with strong, compelling action verbs. I've prepared a cheat-sheet with 205 action verbs that will give your CV superpowers.