CV/Resume Structure Tips to Attract Recruiters

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TLDR Structure your CV effectively by including relevant information, tailoring it to each specific job, and keeping it concise and visually appealing to attract recruiters.

Key insights

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    If your CV is not attractive or appealing enough in the first five seconds, recruiters may skip to other candidates, so it's important to structure it nicely.
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    Including links to your LinkedIn profile and GitHub account in your CV can provide recruiters with easy access to your professional information and projects.
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    Tailor your CV to the specific company and position you're applying for, highlighting relevant degrees, certificates, and valuable skills.
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    When listing skills on your CV, prioritize the skills that the company is specifically looking for, such as JavaScript development, to attract recruiters.
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    Mentioning specific skills and technologies used in previous roles can make your CV more attractive to potential employers, especially if they are relevant to the industry or sector.
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    Keep your CV concise and simple to make it easier for recruiters to read and understand your experience.
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    Keep your CV/Resume simple and easy to read by using concise bullet points and avoiding lengthy paragraphs.
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    Recruiters only spend a few seconds looking at a CV, so it's crucial to structure it nicely and have all the necessary information upfront to catch their attention.

Q&A

  • Where should I include my contact information in my CV?

    — Include your contact information on the right-hand side of your CV, including your cell phone number and LinkedIn profile.

  • What should I include in the objective section of my CV?

    — In the objective section of your CV, focus on your strengths and any relevant degrees or certificates to attract recruiters.

  • How should I tailor my CV for each specific job?

    — Tailor your CV/resume to each specific job you apply for, including the objective section and skills section, to make it appropriate and specific for that position.

  • What should I prioritize in the skills section of my CV?

    — Write the skills that the company is looking for first in your CV, including both technical and soft skills.

  • How should I structure the employment history section of my CV?

    — Structure the employment history section of your CV by including the job title, company name, and dates of employment, followed by bullet points or a paragraph describing the responsibilities at each company.

Timestamped Summary

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    Structure your CV by mentioning the position you're applying for, writing your name (first and last), and keeping it simple and precise.
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    01:21
    Include contact information on your CV, including cell phone number and LinkedIn profile, as recruiters may contact you through WhatsApp or calls rather than email, and include links to your LinkedIn profile and GitHub account for easy access to your work and contact information.
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    03:03
    Include email address and focus on strengths, degrees, and certificates in objective section to attract recruiters. Tailor CV/resume to each specific job, including objective and skills section, to make it appropriate and specific for that position.
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    05:22
    Start your CV by highlighting the skills the company is seeking, including technical and soft skills, and emphasize self-taught development skills if you lack work experience.
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    Mention all the relevant skills and experiences you have in your CV, as it will attract recruiters who are looking for specific qualifications.
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    Keep your CV concise and simple by mentioning everything you've done at each company, including the tools you've used, but avoid overwhelming recruiters with excessive lines or paragraphs.
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    10:14
    Keep CV concise and mention tools/tasks used in job, side projects/hobbies related to job, and purpose/tools used for application deployment.
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    Structure your CV effectively to attract recruiters by ensuring that all the necessary information is easily visible and appealing within the first few seconds of them looking at it.
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