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Should You Have Hobbies & Interests on Your Resume?

Whether you should include your hobbies and interests on your resume is a polarizing question. Some recruitment experts love it, while others think it has no place on a resume at all.Us? Well, we’re all about the personal touch and showing the real you because you’re that awesome and the hobbies and interests resume section is perfect for that.We believe that including your interests on your resume or CV can be a brilliant way to show a different side of you to recruiters.But we also believe that whether or not you should include a hobby section on your resume should be influenced by the company you’re applying for and their company culture.In this article, we are going to explore all the key moments you need to think about and take care of:When should you put hobbies on your resume?What are the most common mistakes when listing your hobbies on your resume?How to list your resume hobbies and interests?Not only that, we are going to provide you with a list of 76+ hobbies and interests you can use on your own resume.Keep on reading. This is a lengthy one, so feel free to navigate the quick links below.OR, do you want to skip ahead and start creating your resume with the help of pre-made templates and formats that you can easily rearrange? Try out our resume builder app!BUILD A PERSONAL RESUMEWhen you should put hobbies on your resumeWhat are hobbies?Hobbies are things that you do regularly, and you enjoy doing.For example, if you say video editing is a hobby, it means you enjoy editing, and you do it regularly.What are activities?Interests, or activities, are things you’re curious about.For example, if you said editing is one of your interests, it means you want to learn more about it or start doing it in the future.The difference between the two is fairly subtle, but when you’re putting this on your resume you want to nail it.If you’re called in for an interview, potential employers could ask you for more details about your hobbies and interests. This way, they can learn more about you as a person and what you do outside the workforce. One clever way you can illustrate this is by including a ‘day in my life’ pie chart that the Enhancv resume builder has.Now that you understand what are hobbies, and what are activities, we are ready to proceed.When should you include your hobbies and/or interests on your resume?There are four main reasons why you’d want to include your hobbies or interests on your resume. Whether you’re still young and you have little experience, the employer demands it, you’re applying for a job in a creative field, or you simply have white space on your resume that you want to fill.Whichever the reason, it’s important to remember that when you start crafting your resume you want to have a goal in mind.Are you trying to highlight your personality and cultural fit for the job vacancy? Are you trying to show you have further relevant and transferable skills for the field? Do you want to take advantage of this section to emphasize your unique qualities and stand out from the other applicants?Whatever question most resonates with you, remember it. This helps you keep a clear focus so employers can vividly consume the bigger picture you’re painting for them.Additionally, let’s go more in-depth on the three reasons why you’d want to include your hobbies and interests on your resume.You Have Limited Skills and Work ExperienceAre you a fresh graduate who’s just come out of university or college? If that’s the case, you most likely lack the professional experience and skills recruiters look for.With some level of expertise and skillsets due to lack of experience, you’re at a disadvantage compared to the other applicants who are older, and with more experience than you.One way to combat this common obstacle is to take advantage of the hobbies and interests resume section. If your inner personality and values strongly align with the job responsibilities and cultural environment, recruiters may see you as a more beneficial asset to mold for the future.And, employers may even prefer that you have no experience. This is because they can train you the way they want to and nurture your working habits themselves.The Job Recruiters Are Demanding Originality and CreativityJob recruiters could be looking for something different in their work environment. They need something fresh and unique to add to their organization.In this case, employers will look at the value you can bring to the table that makes you stand out from the ocean of applicants.Personality-wise, they’ll be keen on looking at what you enjoy doing that could potentially give them a bigger return on investment in the future.You’re Asked Specifically To Include ThemDouble-check the job description. Sometimes it’ll explicitly request a hobbies and interests section on your resume.Either, it’s labeled clearly on the job description or employers may specifically ask you via email. If this happens, it means it’s a requirement for you to include this resume section no matter how experienced you are, and even if you’re a senior.A list of hobbies and interests that you should include on your resume.We’ve made a list with examples of hobbies that make can help you get an interview.Creative hobbiesCreativity is an integral part of every successful business. That’s why including hobbies and interests that are intertwined with creativity can help you get a job interview. Here are some creative hobbies that we think are great additions to any CV.ArtAs a whole, anything that requires creativity is largely valued by the hiring managers. This includes activities such as:PaintingGraphic designFine artArchitecturePaintingGraphic designFine artArchitecturePhotographyInterior decoratingStand-up comedyCalligraphyAny kind of instrument you playAny kind of writing you doWhat this also shows employers is that you genuinely enjoy what you do and you’re self-motivated. You’re not doing it for the money, but rather you’re looking at the benefits long-term and if it correlates with your passions.Alongside your creativity, it also indicates critical thinking and analytical skills since you can see things from multiple perspectives.Performing artsPerforming arts is another form of creativity. This involves physical, creative activities where you perform on stage in front of an audience.For example:Drama and theaterMusicPublic speechesDanceMarching bandStorytellingChoirCheerleadingFlash mobsFigure skatingAlthough AI and robots are taking over several jobs, they can’t replace the human mind or skills. In other words, creative activities can’t be replaced by machines – it’s too complex.Additionally, you’re performing in front of an audience. Not only does it show employers you have a good level of self-confidence, but you’re disciplined and committed because you dedicate time to practice.It also displays good time management, productivity, and organization skills. Especially when you have a busy schedule.Visual ArtsThis time, I’m referring to things we see on-screen:Film production and cinematographyVideographyPhotographyEditingPhotomontagesDrawingCartographic workJewelry designTechnical drawingsOriginal printsAs well as your visual artistic skills, you’re also experienced in the technical aspects.Another attractive part for employers from doing photoshoots or recording scenes is when it comes to collaborations. This is because you’re experienced in managing and organizing events, as well as taking the lead.Analytical hobbies and interestsBut if you don’t exactly this of yourself as an art person, analytical hobbies like chess and these below can be a brilliant addition to your job application.TechnologyThe world around us is evolving because of technology. A.I. is beginning to take over the world and start a new era. For this reason, having software proficiency and being skilled in technology will catch the employer’s attention.When you’re applying for a role within the tech space and you have limited experience, consider mentioning your passions and interests. Job recruiters like it if you’re genuinely interested and curious.Hobbies and interests in this field could include:ProgrammingWeb design and developmentCoding3D modelingAnimation creationBloggingGame developmentPhotoshop picturesOrganizing dataTake online classesDigital MarketingIf you’re a worker looking for a position in the marketing space, employers would value marketing hobbies or interests. This includes:Social mediaSEOAffiliate marketingSearch Engine Marketing (SEM)Marketing AutomationDigital AdvertisingContent MarketingHave you managed to achieve something significant in the past from doing any of these activities?For example, you’re interested in social media. So, you’ve built a community online via a Facebook group, forum or you’ve grown your blog through keyword research skills, SEO, and content strategy.These are strongly related to what you’re going to be doing in the marketing space. Therefore, any feats accomplished or passions in a specific area, be sure you bring them up!SportsA lot of us love to spend our free time doing all kinds of sports. And, did you know sports can also help you show recruiters that you’re a team player and you can think fast depending on the type of sport you love playing?Let’s take a deeper look.Team Sports & Outdoor ActivitiesDo you enjoy playing any sports? Or have you ever been part of a team and took part in competitive leagues and tournaments?Working together as a team shows employers that you have good teamwork and leadership skills. You know how to get along in a group-orientated environment where you need to work with others.This doesn’t just have to be team sports, outdoor activities are also respectable as it shows a strong level of determination and mindset of improving. Some team sports that are worth including are:BaseballSoccerVolleyballRugbyWater poloHandballHockeyLacrosseCricketFootballGym & ExercisingDo you have a solid regimen or routine that you stick to?I for sure know the struggle of sticking to a routine and constantly pushing myself every week…This can include:RunningWeight liftingHikingSwimmingRock climbingPilatesYogaKarateSkiingBikingThis gives the reader a feel of your personal life. It also portrays the thought that you know how to look after and take care of yourself physically and mentally.Not just that, but you’re showing employers you aim to push your limits and do more. In that aspect, the thought of persistence and over-delivering is what’s going to grab their attention.Unique hobbies and interests worth including.LanguagesLanguage fluency shows a strong depth of knowledge and ability to learn – a skill not everyone has.With the student mentality alongside memorization skills, (even if you lack professional background experience) employers can feel confident that you’re capable of learning and getting up to speed at minimal time.Social ServiceDo you volunteer to help out in your local area? Have you taken part in any community involvement and service?These charitable activities indicate you’re a person with good moral values alongside team ability and management skills. If you’ve helped out and served in areas such as charity shops, you may have even developed customer service skills by helping out local shoppers.Volunteering experiences are underrated. They come with good communication skills and personal value that gives a good influence to the job recruiter when making the decision to hire you or not.Volunteering hobbies and interests may include:Volunteering with a religious organizationVolunteering at an animal shelterFirefighter / EMTFostering animalsCoaching a youth sports teamTutoring youngstersVolunteering with organizations, helping homeless peopleVolunteering in local committeesVolunteering at hackathonsCommon Mistakes When It Comes to Your Resume Hobbies & InterestsThe most common mistakes people make when they’re putting their interests on their resume are:Low productivity or engaging activities – don’t mention you enjoy watching Netflix and taking 4-hour naps in the middle of the afternoon or playing video games 8-hours straight. Including activities where little to no interaction or concentration is required is an awful mistake. It shows employers you’re lazy and have no extra value to add to their company.Including controversial beliefs – e.g. political interests will put employers off and it’s not exactly professional. So, avoid bringing them up.Hobbies & interests that convey negative information – don’t include any antisocial and dangerous activities. Or jokes that employers may not understand.Avoid being generic – this section is mainly about being different and creative. Try to avoid writing something dull and the same as everybody else.How to list your resume hobbies and interests?Hobbies and interests may be more impactful than you realize.They are a great way to catch the recruiter’s attention and fill in the blanks on your resume.But make no mistake, they should occupy the final section of your resume, as there is much more important information you need to show them first.In the ideal case, your resume should be one page, and to do so you should list only a few strong hobbies.There’s a trick to incorporating your passions on your CV. Below we’ll go through, what we consider, the best ways to list your personal interests and passions on your resume.Identify the Relevant Hobbies & Interests Aligned With The Job VacancyAs usual, you need to do background job research. What does the company need and what would they want to see from applicants?Check if there’s a cultural environment that recruiters are aiming to build – could you meet those expectations? Or do you have anything to your advantage that shows why you’ll fit in better than the other candidates?One way I find this information is by researching the following:The website’ about pageReviews and opinions about the organizationSocial media accounts (LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter)Take note of any common traits, features, or characteristics that you see as desirable for employers. This will come to good use when you’re deciding which hobbies and interests are best to use.Focus on the unique value derived from those activities and get creativeChances are, you want to use this section to stand out. If so, what makes you valuable? And why?Focus on being different.Don’t be afraid to get creative with your hobbies and interests resume section. At the same time, don’t include random hobbies for the sake of filling the section. It’s just as important that it makes logical sense and directly relates to your industry.Employers prefer having a fresh perspective on board and having someone with new ideas to offer.For example, you could implicitly combine your interests with your personality traits to emphasize your skills. Doing this not only makes your hobbies and interests section creative, but it’s unique compared to everyone else since it highlights the value derived from your hobbies or interests subtly that the employers would benefit from.Implement keywords and buzzwordsDon’t forget to match the job description by using keywords appropriately and naturally. Ultimately, everything you say needs to align with what employers need.What they’re looking for is value. So, you can amplify the meaningfulness behind your hobbies and interests by including buzzwords. This works particularly well when you’re talking about something you’ve managed to achieve or an outcome you’ve actively contributed towards.Use examplesTo further highlight your skills, knowledge, and expertise, use examples whenever you can.Generally speaking, storytelling is a better experience for listeners when examples are used.Why?Because it creates a better understanding and gives the audience the key takeaways in a clear, easy way that doesn’t require intense deciphering. It gives the impression that your hobbies and interests are credible since you’re giving examples from your experiences.So, if you can include an example to make your description more straightforward and easier to understand for employers, include them. But, don’t be vague or as complicated as the universe – keep it simple and specific.Use visual representationsIndeed, employers may not be satisfied when seeing a resume section labeled as hobbies and interests. So, what you can do instead is get creative. Instead of making yours the same as everyone else, be unique.Since Enhancv is focused on designing formats that impress recruiters, we recommend you use a resume icon to highlight your hobbies and interests. This shouldn’t just stop there though – this concept can be applied to your other resume sections too.As mentioned earlier, rather than using text to portray what your daily routines look like, you can use a pie chart with a clear heading to illustrate this. E.g, “a day in my life”.Another example of expressing your personality is by including a “life philosophy quote” you strongly connect with.The main point is to incorporate your hobbies and interest section through visual representations with more specific headings – e.g. a day in my life, books, life philosophy, passions, etc.5 Unique examples from Enhancv-made resumes!Interested to see what a striking hobbies and interests section looks like? Check out the examples below made with Enhancv that helped candidates secure their new career opportunities!Hobbies and interests for a Substitute Teacher ResumeLike we discussed, using visual representations is effective when it comes to your hobbies and interests section.From this example, we can see that this candidate is an outgoing, extroverted person who enjoys tech and education. Rather than having a description of it, we can come to the same conclusion just by seeing the pie chart and passions listed. It’s a great example that demonstrates the saying, “less is more.”Hobbies and interests for a Photographer ResumeThis hobby section is very subtle in this resume. It doesn’t take up a large space but instead, it’s kept minimal.Using resume icons improves the overall experience for employers when they start reading your resume. They’ve made it easier for them by highlighting their hobbies with complimenting colors and a brief description specific to what they like about it.Hobbies and interests for a Freelance Web Developer ResumeSimilar to what I mentioned in the second step of this guide, this applicant subtly incorporates their interests to highlight their personality. Ultimately, the employer can conclude that their traits can be used to their advantage to enhance their skills when put together.Although it’s labeled as “Strengths”, we can still see what this person’s interests are. They like to study and understand the world and are confident in self-change. Both of these pieces of information suggest this candidate is quick to adapt and a fast learner.Hobbies and interests for a Police Officer ResumeQuite a few things to look at here – but one thing we recognize is the unique content ideas this police officer applicant has used. We can clearly see how he spends his time which also shows us what he’s skilled at (e.g. “building trust”, “syncing with the team”).On top of that, he uses a life philosophy he strongly resonates with. Walt Disney is an inspiration to many. With this quote alongside his passions listed, we can conclude that he’s a hard worker who’s determined to make the world a happier place.Hobbies and interests for a Social Media Manager ResumeIn our last example, I chose something very simple. If your resume already has lots of specific information that has pretty much covered everything it needs to, then that’s all that matters.However, you can use a minor section like this if you still have a white space on your resume that you want to fill. Even keeping it as simple as this showcases your personality positively and gives insight to employers to your life outside the workforce. In this case, we can see this applicant is an active, outgoing type of person.Were any of our examples above the same as your job profession? If not, don’t worry! We have a list of over 530+ resumes for different jobs in different industries, one which is sure to be yours – you can check them out here.TakeawaysYour hobbies and interests are a reflection of your personality. And, this can be a positive asset if it accurately mirrors the cultural environment of the company you’re applying for.Once again, you should consider adding hobbies and interests on your resume, if:You have limited skills and work experienceThe job recruiters are demanding originality and creativityYou are asked specifically to include themWhen it comes to how to list your hobbies and interests, make sure you:Identify your relevant hobbies and interests depending on the job positionFocus on the unique value of each hobby and get creative with itImplement keywords and buzzwords every chance you haveMake sure you use examples and visual representations in order to get the best resultsYou can try starting with our ready-made templates with visual formats by clicking here. We make the technical aspects of creating your resume less stressful by handling it for you. If you want to, you can rearrange and change different elements depending on the resume sections and details you need.***Do you have any questions you want to ask? Did you find any of your hobbies and interests on our list? Comment below – I read and respond to every message!

Astley Cervania
Sep 15, 2022 17 min read
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How Many Bullet Points Should I Have Per Job on a Resume

There are many important aspects of a resume.One of the most crucial ones is to format your Work Experience Section correctly.You need to figure out what to include and how much to go into detail about every listing in the section.The best way to show your experience in the best possible light is to include some bullet points in your section.But how to do that?That’s what we are here for.In this article, we are going to go through some basics topics like:What are bullet pointsWhen to Use Bullet Points in a ResumeWhat should bullet points containAs well as some more complicated questions like:How many bullet points should you include per job?Can you use sub-bullet points?The right number of bullet points for different experience levelsAnd, as always, we will finish off with some tips and tricks, and, of course, an example of everything covered in the article.If you are not looking for overall resume tips, rather than in-depth information for the particular one, we have just the thing for you - Make Your Resume Stand Out.But if you are determined to learn everything you need to know about your Work Experience Section and how to use bullet points in it, stick around.What are bullet points on a resumeLet’s start with the basics - what exactly are bullet points on a resume?The main function of bullet points is to highlight your qualifications and achievements, and create an easy-to-read list.Keep in mind that hiring managers go through tons of resumes on a daily basis.Using bullet points helps them find what they need quickly and efficiently.And it helps you, as the hiring manager would find your qualities with ease.But don’t misunderstand - don’t use bullet points just for the sake of it.They need to have a point.Make sure that the information you provide with each bullet point answers a question that the hiring manager might have about why you are the right person for the job.In order to improve your chances, you should use mainly action verbs.They really make you stand out in front of all other candidates.When to Use Bullet Points in a ResumeBullet points are beneficial for every resume format:Reverse Chronological ResumeFunctional ResumeHybrid ResumeAnd they can be used in any place of the resume.The most important bullet points you can include are in the Work Experience Section.While in this section, bullet points should include accomplishments and duties on previous job positions.How many bullet points you should have depends largely on the type of job and how much work experience you have, but we will get deeper in that topic later on.Other places you can include bullet points on your resume are:Education SectionResume HeaderSkills SectionIf you ever wonder whether to use a paragraph or bullet list, always stick to bullet lists, as they are easier to read by hiring managers and give an overall better impression.How Many Bullet Points Should You Use Per Job on a Resume?That’s a hard estimate to make, as it depends largely on your previous experience.But we will get to that part later on.For now, let’s discuss what’s the perfect middle, how many bullet points should you include per job on your resume, so that it would look its best.As each resume should include many sections - header, education, volunteering, work experience, skills, certifications and awards sections, you need to keep each brief.The work experience section is arguably the most important one on your resume, and thus it usually takes more space than any other section.But make sure you know your resume’s limits, don’t make any job so long that you cannot fit any of the other important sections for your resume.When it comes to the number of bullet points, it varies a lot.It depends largely on how old is the job position you are listing.If it comes to your current job, you can go up to 8 bullet points, but when you do so, make sure to pick one area of expertise and make the whole bullet list revolve around it.The further away in the past the job position is, the less bullet points it needs. You can shrink the list up to 1-2 bullet points in these cases.But the perfect middle for a number of bullet points per job on a resume would be between 3 and 5.A bullet list with between 3 and 5 bullet points in it is considered to be the most pleasant to the eye and is actually psychologically more effective.If you find yourself with a bullet list that is too long, you can always consider including some of your points in the skills section instead.But if you find yourself in the opposite situation - having a too short bullet list, you have nothing to worry about.Remember, quality is far better than quantity.Keep your bullet list powerful and relevant, and you will always be one step ahead of other job candidates.Can you use sub-bullet points for jobs on a resume?Sub-bullet points can be used in your work experience section, but only if there are special circumstances for that.For example, you would need to include as a sub-bullet point if you need to mention the publisher of a publication of yours, or if you need to specify a certification number.In any other case, the sub-bullet points are not recommended.Furthermore, if you include too many sub-bullet points, your resume will start to seem messy and unorganized.The right number of bullet points for different experience levelsAnother thing you need to consider when deciding the length of your bullet lists is the experience level of the positions you are including.It might seem easy and close-to-mind, but a little browse through that section couldn’t hurt.Entry-level positionsEven if you are applying for an entry-level position with very little or no experience, you can still show some important aspects on your resume.In this case, there are numerous things you can include instead of work experience, like:InternshipsStudent placementsVolunteer workPersonal projectsCourseworkExtracurricular activitiesJust remember to focus on your accomplishments, no matter how small.As little as 2-3 relevant bullet points can be the difference between getting your interview and not.Mid-level positionsHaving some experience in similar roles to the one you are applying for, makes things a lot easier.What you need to do then is a brainstorming session.Think about all your biggest accomplishments and make a list of all that are relevant to the job position.Pick the best ones to include in your bullet list, keeping in mind all the advice we gave you about the number you should include.Remember to make your bullet points compatible with what the hiring manager is looking for.Senior or leadership positionsOf course, the easiest option would be if you had lots of experience.But being well-established in your career might put you in an equally difficult situation as an entry-level worker.You have many things you can include in your bullet list, but perhaps too many.You will be tempted to go over the 5-6 maximum, and that’s okay because you really have a lot to show the hiring manager.But don’t go too far.Making your bullet list 8 bullets long is more than enough.Anything more than that would no longer work in your favor.Freelance and consultingSelf-employment, freelance and consulting positions can benefit the most out of bullet lists, describing what exactly was the job.If you include such work on your resume, consider separating your bullet points into groups about different projects or different clients.Even though that kind of job is very different from a traditional in-house role, your bullet lists should look the same.Focus on accomplishments, use hard numbers, and don’t forget to include the company name and job title.How long should each bullet point be?Another thing you need to be on the lookout for is the length of each bullet point in your list.Unless every accomplishment you have is fascinating, you need to be careful with both length of the list and length of every bullet point.The length for a bullet point you need to aim at is about 1-2 lines.Any longer than that would be too long and would once again work against you.If you really need to include more than you are allowed in your bullet list, you can always transfer some information in your Resume Summary or Cover Letter.Keeping your bullet list strict makes your accomplishments really stand out.Do you need bullet points for every position?Though it is not mandatory, it would be better if you have at least 1-2 bullet points underneath every job position.But that raises another question - if you have no accomplishments to list for a position, should you even include it on your resume?If the job position is from 10 years ago, or even more, but it is still relevant, you can skip out on the bullet list.But if it is a recent position, you should not skip out on your bullet list, include at least 1-2 bullet points.If you list a recent job position and leave out the bullet list, the hiring manager might think that you accomplished nothing of significance and discard your resume.Some Tips to List Bullet PointsAs promised, we are going to give you some tips and tricks to really nail your bullet list.Keep it to the pointOne of the most important things is to only include information that is crucial.What you can include is accomplishments and skills you have gained in the work process, as well as how you helped the company reach its goals.Include anything relevant:If you were a team lead, list your team’s size and the milestones you achievedIf you ran a successful campaign, be sure to list all the important numbersAnd so on.You get the idea.Order is importantHaving an impressive bullet list is not always enough.You should also know how to order it.Make sure the most crucial information is listed as the first bullet point, and continue your list in order of importance.Use Action VerbsInstead of starting your bullet list with simple words, make sure you use action verbs.The goal of action verbs is to show the hiring manager that you are right for the job because you have delivered results before.These verbs also show that you are a go-getter and a risk-taker, and you can get the job done.Make it relevant to the job descriptionLast but not least, make sure that your bullet list is relevant to the job description.If any bullet points seem irrelevant, exclude them, they would only take up your limited space.Instead of irrelevant bullet points, you can include soft skills, as they would attract your potential employers.ExampleIn order to do it right, we can use a simple template:[Company Name]: [Start date] - [End date][Job Position]Most important bullet pointBullet point that does not require more informationBullet point that requires more informationMore information for the bullet pointLeast important bullet pointAnd so, an example of that would be:Google: 05/05/2014 - 12/07/2019IT ManagerManaged a team of over 100 employeesOversaw all big projects of the company and managed all the deadlinesCo-developed and patented an innovative financial systemUS Patent No. 123,456,789 - Jun, 2017Managed a separate project, aimed at helping the company’s growthTakeaways: How many bullet points per job on a resume?We are all done.Now you know what bullet points are and how to use them in your work experience section.You are now ready to start listing your accomplishments and format them in the best possible way.Take your time and estimate the number of bullet points you need for different situations, as well as the length of each.Don’t forget to use action verbs and list your bullet points in order of importance.Keep our examples in mind and make your section perfect for the job you seek.

Kal Dimitrov
Sep 8, 2022 10 min read
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Good Resume Characteristics: What to Put on Yours?

What are the trusty characteristics and traits to familiarize yourself with before building a beautiful resume? What things does a great résumé show employers?If you talk to as many recruiters and hiring managers as we do at Enhancv and pose the questions: “What are the strong appearances of a good resume that gets applicants hired?” and “What are the resume traits one should avoid?” patterns emerge. It turns out that Zipf is right once more, and the majority of people fail to respond.As experienced career experts, we come across a ton of applications on a weekly basis, and it turns out that, like all things in life, one needs to build up or at least gain, some fundamental idea of what’s a resume that doesn’t kill your chances of getting the job. Basic résumé characteristics come to: being honest with full disclosure, up-to-date, and to-the-point. But where do we go from there?Strategic structureThis is a problem we want to solve! That’s why we put up the following checklist of strong characteristics, qualities, and traits the average applicant should know when preparing a resume/CV.Laser-targeted resumeIrrelevant applications make recruiters cringe. Your resume needs to correspond directly to what the job needs to be done. Do your best and address job aspects in the best order of priority.Tactical organizationA neat and minimalistic resume is one that reads well, yet some industries require the chronological format, functional format, or specific combos.Having too much clutter or unnecessary color raises the bar and cognitive load skyrockets. When your reader struggles to consume information, you risk recruiters skimming the surface.Professional looksAppearances can deceive yet make all the difference.Sadly, most applicants send botchy resumes from unprofessional emails that totally kills their first impression. Especially if the open position is popular, then looks can surely play a role that either kills your chances or favors them.The one to take advantage and craft a neat, clean, and attractive resume of superior feel and looks has a higher chance of winning the race.Leave enough space in between sections.Make each component single-spaced.Such effort inclines recruiters to foresee motivation as a leading KPI as they measure your employee engagement. If you want to get there, ask yourself the following questions:Could you say that your resume has the professional look it deserves?Are margins balanced both on the side, top, and bottom? We recommend setting these to half of an inch, but no greater than one inch.Does it look stuffy? If so, apply formatting to dilute the cognitive load.Do you use basic formatting such as bold, italic, headings, bullets, and standalone paragraphs based on meaning and balanced informational structure? You betted do!Well-written and conciseLooks make a resume inviting to read but words fill your ears with honey.Your resume must have correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and a concise flow. Use short paragraphs, that clearly distinguish yourself from other applications after the same position.Everyone knows that resumes are scanned quickly, so it’s important to strategically place information in a way that grabs attention and encourages you to read further.Recruiters don’t like to read novels.Personal brand-y touchYour resume must outline and highlight your personal brand.Reflect on what you want recruiters to recognize and appreciate about your identity when reading your resume.Think about the aspects and characters of your personal and professional profile you believe are unique, and highlight them throughout your resume.Make sure that your brand is clear throughout your resume: in person, on your resume, and on social media.Aim to have people associate you with the personal brand that you designed yourself.Practical experienceYou should include relevant educational and work experience on your resume that shows that you are passionate about your chosen field of study and that demonstrates how you can contribute to any organization.Include internship, apprenticeship, personal and freelance experience, related projects, and organizations you are active in that are relevant to the position you are applying for.This shows your reader your interest in the particular job you are applying for and will help demonstrate that you have the necessary skills and experience to do it great.It also shows that you have relevant experience that is valuable to the organization at hand.Result and impact-drivenDon't build a task-oriented resume.Instead, tailor it on top of results by using words like “responsible for” or “assisted” instead of stating that you play key roles in producing results. Beware of exaggeration and false information, though.Reference actual numbers, accomplishments, and execution behind those results. Testify to your reader that you are a high impact and performance achiever, nowhere near the bare minimum.You can show your accomplishments and achievements by bolding them, so your emphasis is clearly communicated. These will help a potential employer know how you’ve made an impact in the past and what you can do for the companyConversational skillsStiff and clumsy speech turns recruiters down. Unfortunately, that might have zero relation to your industry, but it is what it is. C’est la vie.If conveying your thoughts in letters and words is nowhere near your strong qualities, ask for help. The market for resume writing services has all the help you need.Interest-driven contentsBusiness needs people of high integrity, stamina, and adaptive intelligence. But what does that mean?It means that you should keep your failure outside the scope of a job application. Do your best and list only results that deserve their place in history. At the end of the day, business needs results.Does the information listed relate to the niche/industry of the job opening? In case of a “no”, then keep things short and precise. Recruiters are interested only in achieving one goal – hiring the right employee.Do you use clear statements vs long and hefty sentences?Does your resume focus on victories and chores handled?Will recruiters get a good idea from titles you added per sections from your background?Do you use enough symbols? That’s how you reduce the cognitive load.Have you listed all the right keywords and terms?Mistake-freeMore often than not, it’s grammar and style that rushes HRs to… disregard an application because of poor culture and skill. Never submit a job application unless you’ve done a dozen proofreading sessions yourself!Forward to family and friends.Double-check grammar, spelling, and style.Weave punctuation mistakes out.Check capitalization and visual balance.ActionableAs silly as it seems, people often forget to add their contacts. Yes, crucial details such as phone numbers, emails, and social media profiles are miles away from being regularly added on resumes.Make sure to:Leave your name.Leave your number.Other details - such as a link to your updated LinkedIn profile or online portfolio.Solid professional experienceThe best sign is that of rich and years-long time in the field, but that's a luxury out of control.Characters of good resumes – the sum upDo your homework right and praise the fruits of your labor! Taking the time to read through all strong character traits to build a good resume appearance that gets you hired is always worth it.

Dimitar Karamarinov
Sep 8, 2022 6 min read
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What to Write in Email When Sending Resume to a Friend?

You need a job, you’re out and about, the sun shines on you, wind gently tickles and out of nowhere you see an old friend. “Wow” you think, “John seems like a pretty big deal”. Anyway, you chat for a bit, catch up on news and what you’ve been up to.“Looking for a job?” John asks. “I can forward your resume to our HR department, you know.”You hunt for a new job, but how do you go when a contact invites you to send a resume?! It's not a best friend resume, so:Honest ask to forward recommendationsWe also know the crossroads when asking a friend or a recently-networked acquaintance for a job recommendation and not knowing how to email someone who requested your resume. The Alpha and the Omega of how to write an email asking for a job from a friend:Will your friend think you slack in life?Will your pal actually forward your resume email?Does anything look unprofessional?How professional, personal, and casual should you act?Truth is, most people will gladly forward a resume for a friend. Email an honest pitch and do your best. Good people will always lend you а hand. Talk upfront, friendly, stick to respective email tone and general netiquette.The right type of networking message, business manners, beautiful email header, and subject line can leverage contacts and friendships up to the point where you get a new job you love.Now that’s something worth to fine-tune, planning, and nitty-gritty prep. when forwarding your resume to a friend.At Enhancv, we know this story all too well. We know the ups and downs of job-hunting sanity. If you struggle, but want to do your best, our Career Counsellors are here to help! That’s a cover letter writing service of perfect results but also teaches you helpful know-how to use for the rest of your career.Nail email subject and titleTo refer a friend for a job, email subject appeal is key.Use your friend’s name! Nothing persuades people better than somebody using your name. It’s a psychologically proven trigger of our immediate focus.Subject: Hey, [your friends first name], it’s [your name]. Is the [company name] vacancy still open? :-)We love hearing or reading our name. Stay casual. Keep it tight and concise.What to write in the body of an email when sending a resumeWho you are.Who introduced you and where you met.Where did you discuss the job opening with your contact?If someone recommended you, provide information about:Your relationship?Connection to the business and/or the industry contact you write to?What’s your current occupation? (not mandatory, but keywords could help)Are you up to change your role or job?Are you onto a better career?You have no experience.You are eager to learn.Why you are interested in the job positionIf a special position is available, give it a name.If a specific position isn't available, what kind of job do you want to do?What leading questions would you ask of the company and job?Why do you feel good about it.Polite outro.Signature with photo and contacts.Qualifications and accreditations.Attachments.Dummy-proof your email addressYour email address plays a significant role in the job-hunting process, and it’s among the common resume evaluation pitfalls that hinder or ruin a job application even though a recommendation.Think of it as your brand or professional identity, and emails like cutie_92@yahoo.com do not make a great first impression.Create a new email address that’s a bit more professional. A good rule of thumb is to use your first and last name. If that’s not available, add a full stop between them, or a number.Imagine how your friend would feel if he or she has to forward a dummy-looking email?Would you forward an email from cutie_92@yahoo.com to your hiring manager?What message would that send?Tailor emails in a personal manner and talk straight to the pointJust as you must both laser-tailor your resumes to the job description and personalize to the recipient:Focus on your friendly tone.Reference something you talked about.Say you’re happy that you brought up the question last time.Keep a semi-formal, conversational tone and hand-pick your power words to support the pitch.Ask for opinions, feedback, and tips.Unless you’re not confident that it’s okay to drop an email and resume attached, try:“Hey [name], great seeing you last [insert week day] but I wonder if this is the right email address?” + (a smiley face)And wait for a reply. This is a great way to “set your foot in the door” and confirm that your friend is still there for you.Testify motivation and don’t push the favorWhen asking friends, we forget that the email will land in the inbox of the person recruiting on the other end of the chain. There is a probability of that happening as part of the one your acquaintance will resend because people often press forward to their hiring manager.Polish your web presence a.k.a. "social resume" or hide well in advance! Social profiles can leave the wrong impression and there are things you NEVER put on a resume, especially when asking friends, or colleagues to forward as part of a recommendation.Check out the archive of resume tips to broaden your scope and know-how on crafting a perfect sabotage-proof CV.Mention key skills and strengths to reinforce the recommendationReference key aspects of your skills, the field of work, goals, and why you have an interest in the role. Be straightforward and don’t forget that ultimately it’s about forwarding your resume in a professional context.However, beware and:Stay away from lengthy emails.Promote your personal traits.Showcase your transferable skills.Referral of professional qualifications, accreditations, and references.Personal experience, own work, or business.Link to your projects and illustrate them with numbers and results.Show your brightest unicorn-employee side and determination to take the conversation to the next level. Diligence with crafting an email can go a long way! Just be careful with using emojis wrong.Craft a neat email signatureSaying hello is as important as saying goodbye.That’s why a neat and professional-looking signature can make or break the last impression you make.Although emailing someone you know, you’re after professional matters and your diligence is an absolute must if you want to have your friend's sincerest vouch and support. The goal is personal email turned marketing to ultimately sell your pitch and get you the job! Wrap a neat and professional outro section.Add your Linkedin on your resume and email. Add a good-looking headshot (if possible), phone number, personal website(s), notable publications, voilà!Proofread, proof-read, proof readYou never get a second chance to make a good first impression.So, after you’re done with the resume, remember the last step - detailed proofreading. Typos and spelling errors on your CV lower the chances of landing an interview.Don’t trust grammar tools blindly! Period.They work great most of the time until they don't, and a minor glitch could ruin your professional precis and cost you the interview plus job.Prep a tailored cover letter for the particular job openingDo you send a formal cover letter, even though your contact didn’t ask for one?Include craft and tailor argumentation to the specific case. Your acquaintance can always put in a kind word or two, but nothing beats formality, while it’d be good to hint for feedback you got from other employees as part of your thesis.Use examples of attention-grabbing cover letters to borrow best practices and write a cover letter to impress!Use proper filenamesTurn your attention to how you name the files attached.Include your first, last name, and details of the company and position you apply for. Don’t make rookie mistakes such as a simple “Resume [someone’s first name]”, “CV January”, “Cover letter”,  “Company”, etc.Apply diverse file typesYou make a good impression to attach multiple file types of your resume to the email, not to mention formats and applicant tracking system standards.Make sure to attach:the standard PDF (.pdf) filethe classic Microsoft document (.docx, .doc)Popular Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt)the good old TXT (.txt)and even an image (.jpg, jpeg, .png)By including multiple file types, you give the recipient a choice and thus show respect for his/her time and convenience. The idea is to signify vigor, diligence, and motivation in a unidirectional way.Moreover, file types like PDF, are prone to malicious attacks. Anybody with experience in email security will go for the regular TXT, the DOCX/DOC, or the image file instead.At the same time, PDFs sometimes won’t visualize right, especially with older browsers, grumpy mobile devices, or a poor internet connection. Therefore, it bodes well to a backup plan, if... luck fails you.Better safe than sorry, right?Mind megabyte limits, too!Attachments that exceed 10 MB might scare people off. Also, some enterprise email systems might reject an email if it gets labelled as one having excessive size.It’s okay for design, structure, and typography to be areas out of your league, so use a resume builder and focus on impactful details that may occur while you format a good resume/CV template to a top-notch resume that lands you the job!Test attachments before you sendMake sure that files download and run smoothly before you hit send. As you see, it is critical to review your email twice, thrice or four times BEFORE YOU HIT SEND!Your email might look superb, but only until you let it go. That’s when systems could glitch and ruin time and effort put.Test, test, test!Sample Example of Sending a Resume to a Friend:-Hey {NAME}!It was great seeing you at {PLACE OF MEETING}. I hope work is treating you well today.You mentioned something about {COMPANY NAME} hiring a {JOB POSITION} and I’d love to apply! I’m sending you my resume for your consideration. Find attached the appropriate files.During my time at {PREV COMPANY} as a {PREV JOB POSITION} I carried various communications projects, formed strategies, managed drafts, and editorial materials, established the company presence, amended legislation, a list of accomplishments, etc. My most significant contribution to the company is that we achieved an increase of 55% within a year, thanks to my strategic and operational decision-making.The opportunity you mentioned closely matches my field, which is why I am grateful for you. Thanks for forwarding my resume.Kind Regards,[Your small name]-Hey [your friend’s name],How are you doing? Great seeing you at Meredith’s party last week! In our brief talk, you mentioned an open position in company X, and would love to apply. I am forwarding my resume for your consideration. Find attached the appropriate file types.In my previous experience, in my time as ABC for XYZ Company, I carried various communications projects, formed strategies, managed drafts, and editorial materials, established the company presence, amended legislation, a list of accomplishments, etc. My most significant contribution to the company is that we achieved an increase of 55% within a year, thanks to my strategic and operational decision-making.The opportunity you mentioned closely matches my field, which is why I am grateful for you. Thanks for forwarding my resume.Kind Regards,[Your small name][Your photo][Your name][Full contacts]Anticipate the responseOnce you forward your resume, expect a reply to your networking email. It might be minutes, days, weeks, or... never.However, if the scales tip in your favor, reply as fast as you can.Spend a reasonable minute or two to check before you go to sleep. Such a routine is a sure sign of successful people who are prospective employees. Now that’s what recruiters seek and value.Follow-up emailsIt’s nerve-wracking to send in your resume and not hear from your friend within a week. If time is of the essence, reach out to more urgent means as email inboxes are often bombarded.Upon a direct reply and interview, set up a WOW follow-up email to both your friend and upcoming interviewer to once more engage everybody.But remember: You need to walk a fine line to make it right!While you want to remind your contact of yourself in the light of a proactive candidate, you wouldn’t want to feel pushy, so mind your manners.Proofread. Double-check. Satisfaction over hurry. Cut the risk of sending the worst follow-up. Otherwise, you risk the whole thing not working. Goodbye career you didn’t get.Check our notes on follow up emails and responding to interview requests, so you do your best.Hired or NotSuccessful or rejected, close talks polite and let your contact know if he/she helped you get an interview or land the job. This keeps the relationship open for the future and also makes the person feel good about helping.How to Ask for Recommendations on Email? Forwarding Resumes to Friends, RemarksThe world is full of opportunities, and connections mean business. You have to seize the chance. Now, we know that you are equipped with the know-how shared above, and ready to send not one, but a handful of emails.

Dimitar Karamarinov
Sep 8, 2022 10 min read
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CV på en sida: 3 exempel som visar hur effektivt det är

William, en välkänd japansk entreprenör och ledande figur inom cybersäkerhet har haft över 20 anställningar och mer än 25 års arbetserfarenhet. I hans portfolio finns en encyklopedi av pris, hyllningar, artiklar, intervjuer, och böcker som han skrivit. Så, det finns många styrkor som han kan välja att framhäva. Samtidigt har Pavel jobbat i över tre länder, startat eget företag, visat rymdens underverk för tusentals personer, och har flera års forskning på nacken. Gal har på ett liknande sätt över tio års erfarenhet inom produktledning och affärsutveckling, bland annat har han startat ett eget företag. Dessa tre berättelser får oss att fråga oss själva en bekant fråga: hur får man plats med så många års erfarenhet på ett papper utan att utelämna viktiga detaljer? Den här artikeln visar dig: Hur du skriver ett CV på en enda sida Vilka delar som är viktigast på ett CV på en sida När det är lämpligt att skriva CV på en och två sidor Nu kör vi! Borde ditt CV vara en sida långt? Det finns ingen strikt regel. Ensidiga CVn är bäst för kandidater på ingångsnivå med bara några års erfarenhet. Men, du kan lätt göra ett CV på en sida med 15+ års erfarenhet inom branschen genom att fokusera på dina viktigaste bedrifter och trimma bort det som är onödigt. Varför och hur?, undrar du nog. Glöm bort längden för stunden. Hur många sidor ditt CV är spelar ingen roll om inte ditt CV berättar för rekryteraren varför du är perfekt för jobbet. Det finns en riktig fara med att gräva ner viktiga delar av information om dig så djupt att ingen någonsin kommer att hitta dem. (Fakta: Rekryterare spenderar generellt inte mer än 6 sekunder på att döma ett CV). Söker du ett jobb inom en ledningsposition som kräver omfattande erfarenhet? Då är ett CV på två sidor helt OK. Däremot är det ingen hemlighet att om du har för många val, så blir det svårt att välja. Ofta känns det som att det andra valet hade varit bättre, vilket leder till att man blir missnöjd. Samma sak gäller för ditt CV. När du har en lång lista av anställningar och bedrifter så blir det svårt att välja vad du ska utelämna. Då får du till slut ett CV på fyra sidor som ingen vill läsa. Att bygga ett effektivt CV på en sida betyder att du tänker på målet med ditt CV. Ett CV är en konstform – ett CV på en sida som är gjort rätt visar personlighet, erfarenhet och intryck som talar för dig. Och, det är inte tabu för erfarna proffs. Ett CV ska visa vem du är, detaljera dina erfarenheter och visa en inblick i ditt potential för arbetspositionen. Om du prickar in alla tre saker på en sida – varför inte använda det? Kom ihåg det här när vi läser hur William, Pavel och Gal skrev perfekta CVn på en sida trots sin långa erfarenhet. BYGG MITT CV SÅ HÄR Hur William fick plats med 25 års erfarenhet på en sida Det bästa sättet att få plats med så mycket som möjligt på en sida är genom att öppna Enhancy-plattformen och använda vår Compact layout. Med ett enda klick får du plats med runt 50% mer innehåll på en sida. Ditt CV ser snyggt och organiserat ut och blir lätt att läsa. Du kan också använda vårt moderna CV format som låter dig skriva mer information samtidigt som du håller en stilren design. Är du inte en Enhancv-användare? Ingen fara, vi har tips för hur du kan skriva ett effektivt CV på en sida ändå. Så här gjorde William. 1. Han visade vem han är Berätta din historia med 5 ord eller mindre med Enhancv Precis under sitt namn skrev William det som beskriver honom professionellt: ‘Entreprenör, huvudtalare, konsult & cyber tsar’’. Detta ger dig snabbt en idé om vilka jobb han har haft och vad som är viktigast i hans karriär – med bara 5 ord. Sedan har William delat med sig av sitt livsmotto med en mening: ”Mitt i svårigheten finns möjligheten”. Ett enkelt citat kan tala starkt för vem du är som person och din attityd mot jobb och livet. Förutom att visa hur du ser världen, signalerar det också för företag om du kommer att passa in i företagskulturen eller inte. Det visar oss att William inte är en person som ger upp. Han ser problem som möjligheter. Sätter man ihop dessa sektioner får man en kortfattad och snabb överblick över vem William är och vilken energi han för med sig till rollen. Till skillnad från en lång och personlig sammanfattning har William sagt allt han behöver säga med två korta meningar. Tips: Du kan skriva ditt livsmotto i sektionen ”livsfilosofi” eller ”personligt mantra”. 2. Han detaljerar sin erfarenhet Använd Enhancvs skräddarsydda tips för att få ämnesrelaterade punkter för ditt jobb William har skrivit om 3 jobb han haft i sin erfarenhetsdel. De är hans mest aktuella och viktigaste jobb som är kopplade till den bransch som han vill jobba i. Arbetspositionerna är också ganska olika. Istället för att skriva flera sidor om alla jobb han någonsin haft, har han skräddarsytt sin erfarenhet genom att välja de tre jobb som är mest relevanta för positionen han söker. Han har också bestämt sig för att döpa sektionen till ”Entreprenörserfarenhet”. Detta ger intrycket av att han bara har skrivit om en del av sin arbetserfarenhet. Detta är ett exempel på hur genomtänkta val producerar bättre intryck. William fortsätter med att använda en exklusiv Enhancv funktion – ”My Time” sektionen. Den låter användare visa hur de vanligen delar upp sin tid under en vecka eller en vanlig dag. William gjorde om den här funktionen för att skapa en sektion som visar hans expertis inom branschen. Varje del av tårtdiagrammet visar hans största styrkor. Till exempel är det tydligt att cybersäkerhet är det han gör bäst. Det här bilden visar ännu en gång mycket information och sparar utrymme. Tips: Du kan ändra namnet på My Time till ”En dag i mitt liv” för att ge en inblick i hur en vanlig dag i din arbetsroll ser ut. 3. Han beskriver sina resultat William använder prissektionen för att nämna att han rådgivit den japanska regeringen och 20 andra tech-företag inom affärer, teknologi och säkerhet. Hans andra punkt är ”Ge tillbaka till samhället”, där han skriver om välgörenhetsorganisationer och andra samhällsgrupper som han har stöttat. William sparade ytterligare en sida där han skulle listat konsultpositioner och prestationer. Allt på bara några meningar, med delar av hans karaktär. Kort men kraftfullt. Han backar också upp sin tidigare erfarenhet med värdefull statistik som visar hans påverkan på resultaten. Med några få ord visar han resultaten av sitt jobb. Hans författarsektion (en annan sektion som Enhancv gör) understryker även detta. Här får vi en snabb visuell bild över böckerna han har publicerat istället för en lång beskrivning som hade slukat flera paragrafer. Tips: Du kan använda den här sektionen för annat också. Till exempel ”Favoritkonst” eller “Utvalda artiklar”, osv. Pavels CV exempel för dataforskare BYGG MITT CV PÅ EN SIDA Hur Pavel fick plats med 10 års erfarenhet på en sida Pavels CV är ett fantastiskt exempel på någon som har använt vår moderna CV mall och använt den fullt ut. Hans CV är detaljerat, koncist och skräddarsytt för jobbet. 1. Han visar vem han är Om du tyckte att Williams introduktion var kort och söt, vänta tills du ser Pavels. Han använder ett personligt foto och en kort beskrivning på 16 ord för att ge oss den insikt i honom som vi behöver. Efter att ha gjort research om jobbet har Pavel bestämt att han inte behöver mycket mer för att fånga rekryterarens intresse. Som anställd på Booking.com visste han att det var hans expertis som de behövde se mest. Tips: I vissa länder ska man inte använda ett personligt foto. Det är bäst att ta reda på de rekryteringsprocesser hos just det företaget du söker jobb hos. 2. Han detaljerar sin erfarenhet Först ger Pavel en överblick över programmen som han brukar använda genom Enhancv teknologisektion. Här ser vi fem framhävda teknologier. Det är enkelt, men effektivt. Du behöver inte skriva hela meningar för att visa vilka system som du är bekväm med att använda. Dataforskning är en relativt ny och expansiv del av techvärlden. Av den anledningen är det förmånligt att använda så många av dina tidigare erfarenheter som möjligt som relaterar till dina potentiella arbetsuppgifter. Pavel slösar däremot inte tid på felaktiga detaljer. Före varje jobb finns en kort punkt som beskriver hans ansvarsområden, och han skriver aldrig över två meningar. Hans erfarenheter beskrivs mer i en enkel lista döpt till Utvalda kurser. Här har han sparat plats genom att inte ge varje kurs en egen del. För en rekryterare räcker titlarna för att förstå hans kunskaper. Tips: Du kan byta namn på teknologisektionen till en sektion om personliga egenskaper för att ge en snabb visuell sammanfattning över vem du är. 3. Han beskriver sina resultat Precis som William skriver Pavel om sina resultat från tidigare erfarenheter genom att skriva ut värdefull statistik bland sina bedrifter. Till exempel har han visat månen och stjärnorna till 5000+ personer. Denna korta beskrivning hjälper rekryteraren att fokusera på tydliga bevis som inte tar en massa utrymme. Om en rekryterare vill veta mer kommer hen att fråga på intervjun eller via email. Klicka här för en hel CV guide för dataforskare Gals CV exempel för affärsutvecklare BYGG MITT CV PÅ EN SIDA Hur Gal fick plats med 10 års erfarenhet på en sida Gal visar oss att vilken CV mall som helst kan användas för att skriva ett CV på en sida. Genom att använda Enhancv standardmall – dubbelkolumn CV:t – har Gal gett ett intryck utan att dra ut på saker. 1. Han visar vem han är Vi fortsätter på samma tema; Gal har gett oss en inblick i vem han är genom en kort beskrivning och en sektion för hans livsfilosofi. Det visar rekryteraren vem Gal är som person och framhäver hans attityd för jobbet och livet. Att kunna göra detta på två eller tre meningar gör underverk för att signalera företag att du kommer passa deras företagskultur, vilket leder till att du snabbare får en intervju. Mer detaljer om hans personlighet finns i sektionen Mest stolt över, som med några ord beskriver de mest viktigaste apekterna av hans personlighet och karriär. Till exempel att han grundat Zoostr. 2. Han detaljerar sin erfarenhet Gal använder Enhancvs teknologisektion men gör om den till en “Expertis”sektion. Här visar Gal tydligt att han är duktig när det kommer till B2B, B2C, SaaS och liknande. Det är ett utmärkt exempel på hur man kan kapa hela paragrafer till enkla ord och behålla samma intryck. 3. Han beskriver sina resultat Ännu en gång har Gal visat sitt värde genom att ge betydelsefull statistik över sina bedrifter. Till exempel har han “drivit upp den årliga omsättningen från 50% till 100%”. Detta fångar hans förmåga med bara en punkt, istället för flera meningar som beskriver hur han skapat resultat på sitt tidigare företag. Hur man skriver ett CV på en sida Medan vissa VD-rekryterare är okej med längre CV:n, kräver andra ett kort men kraftfullt CV på en sida. Vare sig du har 25 års erfarenhet, ett årtionde eller ingen alls är ett starkt intryck väsentligt, och en sida hjälper dig med det. Här är några vanliga strategier för vilka sektioner du bör framhäva och vilka du kan skrota helt när du skriver ditt CV på en sida. Nedan följer en sammanfattning av det vi lärt oss ovan. Använd dubbelkolumn-mallen eller en kompakt CV mall Ett CV som är en sida får sällan plats med all information om man inte använder dubbla kolumner. Enhancvs dubbelkolumnmall, moderna mall och kompakta mall är variationer som är designade för att skriva CV på en sida. Fokusera på dina success historier Klipp bort allt fluff och fokusera på dina success stunder i din karriär. Använd inspiration från Saito, Gal och Pavel ovan, eller fundera över din karriär och minns de stunder som gjorde dig till det proffs du är idag. Använd mindre typsnitt Se bara till att det är tillräckligt läsbart. Annars riskerar du att rekryteraren slänger ditt oläsbara CV i soporna. Skippa de extra detaljerna Om du inte söker en praktikplats direkt efter avklarad universitetsutbildning kan du helt skippa de långa detaljerna om din utbildning. Det enda undantaget är om det är relevant för ditt jobb, till exempel om du har fått eller gett speciell utbildning. Berätta en historia med kreativa sektioner Vi måste vara ärliga – det tar tid att lära sig skriva ett CV på en sida. Exemplen ovan kan vara en bra startpunkt, men skulle du vilja se fler exempel på övertygande CV:n på en sida, spana in vår sida med exempel CV:n. *** Gillade du strategierna ovan för att skriva ett CV på en sida? Har du någon erfarenhet du kan dela med dig av med andra läsare? Lämna en kommentar nedan!

Kal Dimitrov
Sep 8, 2022 10 min read
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CV d'une page : 3 exemples pour en illustrer l'impact

En tant qu’entrepreneur japonais renommé et expert de premier plan en matière de cybersécurité, William a occupé plus de 20 postes et possède plus de 25 ans d’expérience. Son parcours professionnel est jalonné de prix, distinctions, articles, interviews et livres dont il est l’auteur. Il a donc l’embarras du choix lorsqu’il s’agit de mettre en valeur ses compétences. Dans la même veine, Pavel a travaillé dans plus de trois pays, fondé sa propre entreprise, montré les merveilles de l’espace à des milliers de personnes et peut s’enorgueillir d’années de recherche à son actif. Le parcours professionnel de Gal est tout aussi impressionnant, avec plus de dix ans d’expérience dans la gestion de produits et le développement commercial, y compris la création de sa propre entreprise. Ces trois histoires soulèvent en nous une question récurrente : comment inclure tant d’années d’expérience dans un CV d’une page efficace, sans omettre des détails importants ? Voici ce que cet article va vous montrer : Comment faire tenir votre CV sur une seule page Quelles sont les rubriques les plus importantes d’un CV d’une seule page Quand il convient de créer un CV d’une page au lieu de deux Sans plus tarder, plongeons dans le vif du sujet ! Votre CV doit-il se limiter à une page ? Il n’y a pas de règle absolue. Les CV d’une page conviennent mieux aux candidats ayant quelques années d’expérience à leur actif. Mais vous pouvez facilement rédiger un CV d’une seule page incluant 15 ans et plus d’expérience dans le domaine en vous concentrant sur vos réalisations les plus importantes. Vous vous demandez pourquoi et comment ? Oublions la longueur pendant un instant. Le nombre de pages importe peu si votre CV ne raconte pas votre histoire au recruteur et pourquoi vous êtes le candidat idéal pour le poste. Vous risquez de noyer les informations les plus précieuses à votre sujet si profondément que personne ne les trouvera jamais. (En effet, les recruteurs ne s’attardent pas plus de 6 secondes en moyenne à juger un CV). Vous postulez à un poste de direction qui exige une expérience considérable ? Un CV de deux pages fera également parfaitement l’affaire. Cependant, ce n’est un secret pour personne que si vous avez trop d’options, le choix s’avère excessivement difficile. Cela vaut également pour votre CV. La longue liste de postes et de réalisations parmi lesquels il est possible de choisir rend difficile la décision de ce qui doit être mis de côté. Vous vous retrouvez fréquemment avec un CV de 4 pages que personne ne souhaite lire. Elaborer un CV d’une page percutant Cela signifie en premier lieu prendre en compte l’objectif de votre CV. C’est une forme d’art en soi – un CV d’une seule page rédigé correctement met en avant la personnalité, l’expérience et l’impact pour faire valoir un argument. Un CV doit montrer rapidement qui vous êtes, détailler votre expérience et illustrer votre impact potentiel. Si vous remplissez ces trois critères avec un CV d’une seule page, pourquoi ne pas l’utiliser ? En gardant tout cela à l’esprit, voici comment William, Pavel et Gal ont conçu le CV d’une page parfait, malgré leur longue expérience. CONSTRUIRE MON CV COMME CECI Comment William est parvenu à inclure 25 ans d’expérience en une seule page Le meilleur moyen d’inclure le plus de contenu possible sur une page est d’ouvrir la plateforme d’Enhancv et de choisir notre présentation Compacte. En un seul clic, vous pouvez insérer environ 50 % de contenu supplémentaire sur une page. Votre CV gardera un aspect épuré, ordonné et facile à lire. Vous pouvez également utiliser notre format moderne de CV, qui permet d’inclure plus d’informations tout en conservant un aspect élégant. Vous n’êtes pas un utilisateur d’Enhancv ? Voici néanmoins quelques autres astuces qui peuvent vous permettre d’élaborer un CV efficace d’une page. Voici comment William a procédé. 1. Montrer qui il est Décrivez votre parcours en 5 mots ou moins grâce à Enhancv Sous son nom, William a écrit ce qui le définit en tant que professionnel : «Entrepreneur, orateur principal, conseiller et cyber-tsar». Cela vous donne un aperçu rapide du type de postes qu’il a occupés et des faits marquants de sa carrière – le tout en 7 mots. Ensuite, William a partagé sa devise de vie en une seule phrase : « La difficulté est porteuse d’occasions ». Une simple citation peut en dire long à votre sujet et sur votre attitude à l’égard du travail et de la vie. En plus d’illustrer votre perception du monde, celle-ci indique aux entreprises votre éventuelle capacité d’intégration à leur culture. Cela nous montre que William est du genre tenace. Il perçoit les problèmes comme des opportunités. Ensemble, ces rubriques donnent un bref et rapide aperçu de qui est William et de l’énergie qu’il déploierait dans sa fonction. Au lieu de se présenter longuement, William s’est contenté de deux phrases pour dire tout ce qu’il fallait. Conseil : Vous pouvez également intituler la rubrique relative à votre devise de vie, « Philosophie de vie » ou « Mantra personnel ». 2. Détailler son expérience Utilisez la fonction de suggestions personnalisées d’Enhancv afin d’obtenir des éléments pertinents sous forme de liste à puces concernant votre poste William a inclus 3 postes sous la rubrique relative à son expérience. Il s’agit des emplois les plus récents et les plus importants en rapport avec le domaine dans lequel il espère travailler. Ils sont également très divers. Plutôt que de rédiger des pages concernant chaque emploi qu’il a occupé, il a adapté son expérience à trois descriptions percutantes des postes les plus en adéquation avec l’offre d’emploi. Il a également décidé d’intituler la rubrique, « Expérience entrepreneuriale ». Cela laisse entendre que celle-ci ne couvre qu’une partie de son expérience professionnelle. Il s’agit d’un cas où une prise de décision prudente s’avère vraiment fructueuse, avec un impact accru. William continue en utilisant une exclusivité d’Enhancv – la rubrique « Mon temps ». Celle-ci permet aux utilisateurs de montrer de quelle manière se déroule leur semaine ou une journée typique de leur vie. William a remanié cette rubrique afin de montrer son expertise dans le domaine de l’industrie. Chaque segment du diagramme circulaire indique ses plus grandes forces. Il en ressort clairement, par exemple, que la cybersécurité est un domaine dans lequel il excelle. Là encore, l’utilisation de ce visuel rapide permet de gagner beaucoup de place. Conseil : Vous pouvez renommer Mon temps en « Un jour dans la vie » afin de donner un aperçu de votre journée type dans votre fonction actuelle. 3. Décrire son impact William utilise une rubrique relative aux distinctions pour mentionner ses activités de conseil auprès du gouvernement japonais ainsi que de plus de vingt entreprises des technologies en matière de commerce, de technologie et de sécurité. Son autre argument porte sur son « Implication dans la collectivité », où il mentionne le soutien qu’il apporte à des organisations caritatives et communautaires. William a ainsi économisé une autre page qui lui permettrait d’énumérer tous ses postes de conseiller et ses accomplissements. Le tout en quelques phrases laissant entrevoir des traits de son caractère. Bref mais percutant. Il étaye également son expérience antérieure par une démonstration concrète de son impact en matière de résultats. Quelques mots nous suffisent à découvrir les résultats de son travail. Sa rubrique « Livres publiés » (une autre rubrique proposée par Enhancv) y contribue également. Nous y découvrons un bref aperçu des livres qu’il a publiés plutôt qu’une longue description sur de nombreux paragraphes. Conseil : Vous pouvez également utiliser cette rubrique pour d’autres usages, par exemple, « Art favori », « Articles vedettes », etc. Exemple de CV d’expert en sciences des données de Pavel CONSTRUIRE MON CV D’UNE PAGE Comment Pavel a inclus une décennie d’expérience dans un CV d’une page Le CV de Pavel est un exemple parfait de quelqu’un qui a opté pour le modèle de CV moderne et en a tiré le meilleur parti. Son CV est détaillé, concis et adapté au poste. 1. Montrer qui il est Si vous pensiez que l’introduction de William était brève et simple, attendez de voir celle de Pavel. Sa photo personnelle et une courte biographie de 16 mots nous permettent d’obtenir toutes les informations dont nous avons besoin sur Pavel. Après avoir mené des recherches sur son poste, Pavel a décidé qu’il n’avait pas besoin de beaucoup plus pour attirer l’attention du recruteur. Embauché chez Booking.com, il savait que l’entreprise devait avant tout pouvoir consulter son expertise. Conseil : Dans certains pays, il est mal vu d’inclure une photo personnelle. Il est préférable de vous renseigner sur les pratiques d’embauche de l’entreprise auprès de laquelle vous postulez. 2. Détailler son expérience Tout d’abord, Pavel donne un aperçu des programmes qu’il maîtrise à l’aide de la rubrique Technologies d’Enhancv. Nous y découvrons cinq technologies mises en évidence. C’est simple mais efficace. Cela permet de rédiger moins de phrases complètes visant à indiquer les systèmes que vous maîtrisez. La science des données est un domaine technologique relativement récent et vaste. C’est pourquoi il est judicieux d’inclure autant d’expériences antérieures que possible en lien avec vos éventuelles missions. Mais Pavel ne s’attarde pas sur des détails erronés. Chaque emploi précédent comporte une indication concise sous forme de puce qui explique l’ensemble de ses responsabilités, sans jamais dépasser une ou deux phrases. Son expérience est décrite plus en détail dans une simple liste de ses Cours sélectionnés. On gagne ici de la place en réduisant le nombre de rubriques consacrées à chaque cours. Les titres sont suffisants pour que le recruteur saisisse ses compétences. Conseil : Vous pouvez renommer la rubrique Technologies en Attributs personnels afin de donner un résumé visuel rapide de qui vous êtes. 3. Décrire son impact Tout comme William, Pavel combine son impact avec son expérience antérieure par une démonstration concrète de ses accomplissements. Il a, par exemple, montré la lune et les étoiles à plus de 5000 personnes. Cette courte description amène le recruteur à se concentrer sur des preuves tangibles qui ne prennent pas beaucoup de place. Si un recruteur souhaite en savoir plus, il en fera la demande lors d’un entretien ou par courriel. Pour obtenir un guide complet et un exemple de CV d’un expert en sciences des données, cliquez ici. Exemple de CV de Gal en matière de développement d’entreprise CONSTRUIRE MON CV D’UNE PAGE Comment Gal a inclus une décennie d’expérience en une seule page Gal nous montre que n’importe quel modèle de CV peut être utilisé pour élaborer un document d’une page. À l’aide du modèle incontournable d’Enhancv, le CV à deux colonnes, Gal s’assure de son impact sans s’attarder. 1. Montrer qui il est Comme thème récurrent, Gal donne un aperçu de lui-même à l’aide d’une courte biographie et d’une rubrique concernant sa philosophie de vie. Cela montre au recruteur la personnalité de Gal et souligne son attitude à l’égard du travail et de la vie en elle-même. En deux ou trois phrases, vous démontrerez avec brio aux entreprises que vous correspondez à leur culture, ce qui vous permettra d’obtenir un entretien plus rapidement. Plus de détails sur sa personnalité sont révélés dans sa rubrique intitulée Ce dont je suis le plus fier, qui décrit brièvement les aspects les plus marquants de sa personnalité et de sa carrière. Le lancement de Zoostr en est un exemple. 2. Détailler son expérience Gal utilise la section Technologies d’Enhancv, mais la renomme « Expertise ». Ainsi, le recruteur peut aisément constater les talents de Gal en matière de B2B, B2C, SaaS et autres. Cet excellent exemple démontre qu’il est possible de remplacer des paragraphes par des mots ayant le même impact. 3. Décrire son impact Une fois de plus, Gal fait preuve de son impact par une démonstration concrète permettant d’évaluer ses accomplissements. Par exemple, « en stimulant une croissance annuelle du chiffre d’affaires de 50 à 100 % ». Il est ainsi possible de saisir, en un seul point et non en plusieurs phrases, ses compétences, qui lui ont permis d’apporter des changements au sein d’une entreprise précédente. Comment rédiger un CV d’une page Si certains recruteurs de PDG se contentent d’un CV plus long, d’autres exigent un CV d’une page court mais percutant. Que vous ayez 25 ans ou une décennie d’expérience, voire aucune, il est essentiel de faire forte impression et une seule page vous y aide. Voici quelques stratégies concernant les rubriques qu’il convient de privilégier et celles qui doivent être omises lors de la création de votre CV d’une page. Les lignes suivantes résument les enseignements ci-dessus. Utilisez un modèle de CV à deux colonnes ou compact Un CV d’une page aura du mal à tenir sur un modèle à une seule colonne. Les divers modèles à deux colonnes, modernes et compacts d’Enhancv sont conçus pour tenir sur une page. Concentrez-vous sur vos triomphes Ne tournez pas autour du pot et concentrez-vous sur les moments décisifs de votre carrière. Inspirez-vous de Saito, Gal et Pavel, faites le bilan de votre carrière et rappelez-vous les moments qui ont fait de vous le professionnel que vous êtes aujourd’hui. Utilisez des polices de caractères plus petites dans votre CV Assurez-vous cependant qu’il est suffisamment lisible. Sinon, vous risquez que le recruteur jette votre CV aux caractères minuscules à la poubelle. Faites l’économie des moindres détails Sauf si vous postulez pour un stage directement à la sortie de l’université, vous n’avez pas besoin de vous attarder sur vos études. La seule exception est lorsque cela est pertinent pour votre emploi – par exemple, si vous avez reçu ou dispensé une formation spéciale. Racontez une histoire grâce à des rubriques créatives Ne nous voilons pas la face – un CV créatif d’une page nécessite un certain temps. Les exemples ci-dessus peuvent servir de point de départ, mais si vous souhaitez découvrir d’autres exemples de CV d’une page, consultez notre page d’exemples de CV. *** Avez-vous apprécié les stratégies ci-dessus pour créer un CV d’une page ? Avez-vous une expérience à partager avec les autres lecteurs ? Faites-le nous savoir dans la rubrique « Commentaires » ci-dessous.

Kal Dimitrov
Sep 8, 2022 11 min read