When going for any job, you will need to give serious consideration to your CV as it is the first real point of contact between you and a prospective employer. Given that this employer may have to sift through scores or even hundreds of these CVs, you will need to be sure that yours stands out in the best possible way.
Construction jobs are no different, with many people often searching for just a few vacancies. However, by tailoring your CV, you can be sure you have a good advantage over many of the others applying for the same role.
Firstly, you will need to give consideration to the formatting. Leading with the strongest attribute is always the best way to go; selling yourself well straight off the bat. To do this, it's worth looking at the job description and seeing which of your skills or experience is best suited to the role.
If, for example, you have relevant training and qualifications, lead with these; elevating them as high up the CV as possible. If, on the other hand, you have on-the-job experience that is similar to the new role, put that above the education part.
Tailoring your CV to fit the job specification should not end there, however.
Whilst it may seem like a rather long-winded and onerous task on the surface, tweaking your CV to fit the job role is a key part to getting your CV noticed. Yes, it may be easier to make one CV and fire it off to 30 or 40 employers, but doing this will probably yield little in the way of results.
Instead, in looking more in-depth at a role, then tinkering your CV to fit should give better results. Whilst doing this may mean you can't fit in the time to fill out as many applications, you can be more certain that the ones you do give out will be a lot more relevant to the role and much more likely to offer results.
Applying for jobs is no easy task and can really take it out of you, but by giving your CV the consideration it needs, you can be sure that you've done it as well as you possibly can.
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