When you are eager to change your job but don’t land any interview calls. There is definitely something wrong with your CV, or it’s not up to the mark.
In this situation you cannot blame the content entirely.
At times the formatting of your CV might hinder the recruiters to see your skills. And you could end up in the rejected pile.
It’s never too late, you can make some simple changes to the format of your CV and make it look a lot more appealing. This will increase the likelihood of you being called for the job interviews.
Here are the formatting tips that will improve your CV.
1. Decrease page margins of your CV
Your CV needs to be filled with persuasive content about you. When a recruiter opens a CV, the first thing that he sees is the top quarter of the CV so, it is slightly more important than the rest of the CV. This part has to be impressive enough.
Reducing the page margins will help you to fit more valuable content at the top of the page and your CV and provide you with more space throughout the CV.
2. Include less contact details
Including too many contact details at the top does the same harm as large margins. It pushes down all the meaningful content and the first thing that catches the recruiter’s sight is the contact information.
Recruiters are not interested in your residential address and date of birth. These details are required at later stages of job selection process.
Your name, contact number, email address and location are enough for the recruiters. This will give then an idea where you commute from. Use small font size for these details.
3. Clearly divide the sections of your CV
Clear distribution of the various sections of your CV is necessary to make it look professional and easily navigable.
There is a simple rule – your CV will be liked if it’s easy to read.
At the top, your CV will have a profile/summary section, a section about employment history, which is followed by a section for education/qualifications. You have to ensure that every section is titled properly, and the heading is bold and a few sizes larger than the rest of the content.
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4. List role descriptions as bullet points
Bullet points are easy to read and retain. Hiring managers and recruiters are usually extremely busy and don’t have enough time to skim information from paragraphs.
5. Make sure that the page changes look neat
The page transitions of your CV have to be tidy. It is so simple but will increase the visual appeal of your CV.
6. Properly name the CV file
Your CV is a professional document and it should be named accordingly. Using your name along with CV is the best way to title your CV.
Formatting your CV is really significant and can actually help to get you in getting called for an interview.