CV Health Check

22 Sep 2021 | Hannah Brewer

We all know the saying ‘never judge a book by it’s cover’, however when it comes to applying for your next career role, your cover (aka your CV) will be judged!

Recruiters and Hiring Managers all have a tale to tell of that outstanding candidate they took a chance on, despite having a CV that looked like a dog’s breakfast, but they likely found that magical unicorn at the end of the phone.

However, these stories are now becoming myths during this digital day and age, and with the majority of corporate roles requiring intermediate to advanced computer skills, there is no excuse to not have a tip-top CV. Especially as the volume of free resources and templates available on the web are skyrocketing.

When it comes to submitting an application, you need to ensure that your PDF is the BEST digital reflection of yourself. It should clearly demonstrate your skills and experience, whilst oozing professionalism.

So without further ado, please see below our top picks of the best resources and sites out there to get your CV in shape.

1. Canva – in first place it has to be Canva, need I say more? Signing up for a free 30-day free trial will allow you to have access to a plethora of CV templates to suit your personality, so you can attract your future employer.

2. Resume Now – a great resource for someone who has not had to update their CV in a good few years. It will take you through each section step by step so you can build your CV effectively. Alternatively if you have an existing CV you can transfer all the info over in just a few clicks.

3. My Perfect Resume – I like this website as it can tailor your CV design based on your years of work experience, whether you’re a student or a professional. The layouts are super simple and clear, so will make it easy for someone to spot your key skills at a quick glance.

Pair your newly created CV with my Top Tips for a successful CV and you will be on your way to wowing your new boss! The team at Sprint are always happy to cast a skillful eye over a CV if you want a professional opinion, so don’t be afraid to reach out. Good luck!

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