Tips to take your CV to the next level

Lift-Off (noun)

The action of a spacecraft or rocket leaving the ground.

For us, to ‘Lift-Off’ is to get the ball rolling, to launch a project and to pursue your passions with energy.

This all sounds amazing, right? You might even be thinking, ‘I wanna do that!’ But sometimes we need a helping hand. 

It takes a team to launch a spaceship – engineers, scientists, astronauts, medics, psychologists… you name it! All of these people are integral in making sure the spaceship has a successful lift-off into space.

So, if a spaceship needs a helping hand (well, more like thousands of helping hands), what tools do you need to propel yourself to reach your career goals?

Well, that’s where we come in! Maybe you’re unsure of how to position yourself, or just lack the confidence to put yourself out there… and we can help you to show up as the best version of yourself.

How? So glad you asked 😉. Just like a spaceship needs rocket fuel, you need to curate your perfect CV and LinkedIn profile so that your amazing personal brand is captivating, relatable and stands out from the crowd. Whether you’re applying for uni, an internship or your first real job, first impressions count!

1 | Use active language

This means using powerful verbs such as achieved, created or earned.

2 | Be authentic and add personality 

For example, use your hobbies to showcase your personality. According to Sheffield, likeable people are more likely to be hired. 

3 | Tailor your CV

Job positions will differ in requirements, and your CV should be adjusted accordingly. Make it easy for potential employers to see WHY they should hire YOU.

4 | Proofread. Proofread. Proofread.

Ensure there are no spelling or grammatical errors on your CV… that would be an awkward first ‘hello’, wouldn’t it? again, first impressions count.

5 | Don’t forget to include your contact information!                                    

Make it easy for people to get in touch with you. Include your full name, address, postal code, phone number, email address, as well as links to your LinkedIn profile and website if you have one! A nifty way to share all this information succinctly is by using https://linktr.ee/

If after reading these tips, you’re saying to yourself, “hmm, I really want to make the perfect CV – but I’m not sure how to, or what to do next”, then we have just the solution for you! Head on over to our Lift Off with DAPPER website page for everything you need to know. First impressions count, so let’s make sure it’s world class.