How to optimise your air sealing technician curriculum vitae or resume template
There is no one ideal way to put together and finalise a CV but these universal tips always need to be followed:
1. It should be targeted to the exact role or career area for which you are applying and showcases the most relevant skills you possess.
2. It is carefully and clearly set out, in a logical order, legible and not crowded.
3. It is detailed but concise.
4. It is devoid of any grammar and spelling mistakes. If you note attention to detail as a skill, make sure your grammar and spelling is excellent.
In addition to these ‘musts’, these are our best strategies for personalising this template:
1. Keep evolving
If your curriculum vitae is written the wrong way round on vibrant yellow paper and it lands you regular interviews, why think about modifying it? At the end of the day if it is generating results, don’t be too eager to interfere with what works. On the other hand, if it’s not getting you results, ask people you know to look it over and offer their thoughts. That said, if you use the template above as a starting point, you’re unlikely to go far wrong.
2. Make it keyword friendly
If you have uploaded your CV to a job site so recruiters can find you, keywords are extremely important. Job titles and job keywords can help a search engine lift your CV to the top. To get inspiration for keywords, have a search on Google and find out what words are often mentioned when you put in your job title.
3. Get to the point
Commonly a curriculum vitae should be no more than two pages – and that is a couple of pages of A4 sheets of paper. Employers take, on average, just eight seconds browsing through a particular CV, and a guaranteed way of landing your application on the rejected pile is to give them your whole life story. Maintain your CV punchy, relevant, and reserve the detail for your interview.
4. Make it look good
Image is everything these days, and it’s just as true for your CV. Take some time to perfecting how the CV looks, as well as the content. Make use of bullet points where it makes sense to do so, and always keep sentences punchy. Use the graphic design trick of leaving plenty of white space around your text and between categories to make the page layout easy to digest.
5. Tailor it
It’s a pretty common trick. Posting or emailing the same curriculum vitae to a bunch of employers to save time. Blanket messages give modest results so never fall into this trap – make time to modify your curriculum vitae for every job that you send an application for. Study the organisation and use the job advertisement to figure out precisely just what skills you should highlight to them. They will recognise the obvious effort.
6. Sell your maths
Supporting your accomplishments with numbers makes selling yourself substantially easier. When writing your work history, don’t just mention that you increased sales – inform them you increased sales by sixty percent over a seven month period. Be specific.
7. Put together your objectives
Don’t just assume an recruiter will see how your experience pertains to their job. Instead, use a brief personal statement to make clear why you’re the ideal person for the role. This should be mirrored in your cover letter as well.
8. Don’t lie
Outright lies on your CV can land you in a stack of trouble when it comes to employers verifying your references and background. The very last thing you need is to begin work and then lose your new job for resorting to lies. Also, you could get caught out at the interview when you all of a sudden can’t answer questions on what you claim to know. It’s never worth the hassle – don’t do it!
9. Never leave gaps unexplained
Leaving noticeable gaps on your curriculum vitae immediately makes recruiters doubtful – and they won’t give you the benefit of the doubt. If you’ve been out of the job market it can be a worry but just put a positive spin on it. Did you study for a qualification, do some volunteer work or develop soft skills for example communication or teamwork? If that’s the case, make it clear. Don’t assume you’ll get the opportunity to explain at the interview – as the gaps may deter them from giving you a chance.
10. Correct your errors
Recruiters do look for blunders on CV and if they should spot them, it makes you appear really bad. With most recruiters dealing with substantial quantities of applicants these days, providing them the excuse to dismiss your application as a result of preventable flaws is definitely not going to assist you to secure an interview. Even if you believe your spelling and grammar is perfect, make use of a spelling check and ask someone else to double check what you’ve written – the ‘sanity check’.
11. Maintain up to date
You should maintain your CV fresh whether you are looking for a job or not. Every time something significant occurs in your career, record it so you don’t later forget something that may be worthwhile.