Is Having a Good CV Enough?

Scott Richardson

By Dominic Worthington

Some people believe it is. However, that facts show something different. Just having a good CV is not enough to secure you that next top job within your space.

Having a wide skill-set is fantastic, but if you are not able to articulate those traits and highlight the skills relevant to the role you’re trying to secure, you risk coming across as a jack of all trades and master of none, which will lead to hiring managers overlooking you time and time again.

So, in this hugely competitive and candidate driven market how can you stand out from the crowd?

– Take the time to actually read your CV don’t just update it.

– Tailor your CV to fit the role you are applying for.

– Give your recruitment consultant as much information about your skills as possible. This will help them to use their relationships with perspective hiring managers and point them in the right direction when it comes to your skills.

– Do your homework on the company you wish to join. Too many people do not do this and it suggests laziness and a lack of professionalism.

These are just a few tips to help you get things right. At Harrington Starr we are committed to every candidate we are working with and will support you every step of the way. We will invest our time to advise you on the best things to do to get success at every stage. This may start with some basic CV tailoring and go right up to Interview preparation including a whole range of do’s and don’ts for interviews.

Our experience and knowledge will provide you with the strongest support network, and give you the best possible chance of success.

For more help and assistance please give me a call 0207 587 7007 or email me dom.worthington@harringtonstarr.com