Get your CV fit for the recovery
Change and volatility in the markets brings opportunity for good people. It was ever thus. As we now begin to see greater volumes of people ‘return to work’ the drive to recruit is following close behind them. Recessions are typically seen as ‘buyers’ markets’, with high competition between candidates for all available roles. This is never more acute than for leadership positions.
Whether you are actively seeking a move by necessity, or cautiously sounding out that next step, having a CV that best reflects your accomplishments is an essential basic. Simply ‘dusting off’ the last version is a false economy which leads to disappointment. A concise, impactful CV which highlights your accomplishments in terms relevant to your potential hiring manager, marks you out from the get-go, and sets the right tone for the interviews which follow.
Below are links to some of our articles focused upon helping you to get the most from your CV, and ensuring you are consistently at the front of the interview pack:
- Your CV – 5 Do’s and Do Not’s for an impactful resume
- CV’s – if in doubt, take stuff out!
- CVs – Two sides, three sides, four sides more?
- The art of the perfect CV – A 10-point plan for success
- How compelling is your CV?
Put the effort into your CV, and let it work really hard for you. Give it the right content and attributes to secure you that all-important meeting. At which point it’s very much ‘on you’ to add your personality and bring your leadership & communications skills to life.
Matt Cockbill is a Partner in the CIO & Technology Officers Practice for Odgers Berndtson. A search consultant since the mid-nineties, Matt has successfully recruited through a number of recessions. He also spent a period delivering career consulting for a FTSE listed outplacement and career coaching firm.