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Landing a new job in today’s competitive market requires you to make a great impression with CV. It really sets you apart from other candidates.

So StandOut CV have created this handy CV guide showing how you can make a big first impression with your CV and have employers queuing up to interview you.

Start off by crafting a professional format and look to be taken seriously. Also, ensure that your CV can be easily navigated by readers. Recruiters receive an average of 118 CVs per job vacancy so an untidy looking CV will probably be rejected instantly.

Ensure your CV is about 2 pages in length. Use a simple clean font and ensure that your most valuable skills are highlighted at the top of your CV in order to create an instant impact. Then craft an easy-to-read structure so that recruiters can speedily pick out the information they need.

Highlight proof of your value to an employer. Do it by adding outstanding achievements that have impacted previous firms. Try to back them up with facts and figures where possible.

And don’t forget to include a cover letter with your application to ensure that your CV gets opened in the first instance. Tell the employer what you have to offer them as opposed to what you want from them.

How to Create a Big First Impression with Your CV (Infographic)

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Written By
Andrew Fennell is an experienced recruiter, founder of London CV writing service StandOut CV and author of The Ultimate CV Writing Guide .

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