Let your CV / résumé become the anchor of your application
Your CV (in some countries also referred to as résumé) is the central element of your application and particularly important at the beginning of the application process.
Of course, you also need a good cover letter, but I believe that its importance has declined in recent years. A great CV / résumé with a boring cover letter still gives you a good chance of being asked for an interview. On the other hand, a great cover letter can rarely save a mediocre CV / résumé. It’s important to keep that in mind in order to allocate your time resources right.
When creating your personal document, you should pay attention to the following aspects:
- Understand the only goal of your CV / résumé
- Gain interest through your previous achievements
- Structure your CV / résumé with appropriate categories
- Dispense attachments with care (available in my email course)
- Write target group versions economically
Why you should NOT have a specialist write your CV / résumé for you
You may be surprised to get that kind of tip from me as a professional career coach. But as a matter of fact, you should NOT delegate the work on your CV / résumé to someone else, not even to a so-called “CV / résumé writer”. And yes, not to me either. I explain why and what you should do instead on this page.
On December 9th, Mr. Thomas S. from the Verden District wrote to me:
»I must say, I’m impressed and amazed. My new documents make a huge impact. My respect: Your approach to applications seems to work perfectly.«