Most of us will upload our CV to the job portal and we need to know how it works and how it will grab the attention of employers. Earlier days, people use to write CV and put it in an envelope to apply for a job. Now things have been changed, changing times has brought many changes in job search and job application process. Below things needs to be considered while uploading your CV:
KEYWORDS: When you want to know something you will type and search on Google on what you want to look for. These are called keywords and used to search on this basis. Same thing will be happened in CV also. To be found in recruiters search you need to include right keywords in your resume which employers are looking for. For example if you are an IT developer include keywords related to that, if you are administrative, include keywords related to that. There is no use if you have good experience, good skills and matching talent, if you don’t have included right keywords. Also check below things in your resume:
- Job titles ├óÔé¼ÔÇ£ past and present
- Qualifications ├óÔé¼ÔÇ£ professional and academic
CONVENTIONS: Make ensure that you have used standard conventions instead of normal language. Use the terms which were used by professional community not your own company using.
VARIATIONS: It is important to use the variations like abbreviations if you have used nay in your CV. If you are search engine optimizer use SEO to get understand easily.
CV REGISTRATION FORM: The above points will help you to get searchable in recruiters list but filing registration form with updated information is also very important. When you are filling a form on a job site, you need to fill the basic details like your contact details, your skills, preferred location, education levels, salary expectations, preferred job title and your dream job profile.
FRESHNESS OF INFORMATION: Let your CV and registration form should have updated information. If you have any updated skills, mention in your resume, then only recruiters will not discard your profile.
APPEARANCE: Appearance of your resume is most important thing as it grabs the attention of recruiters while searching for resumes. Avoid adding photos, patterns, backgrounds and generally any fancy fonts.