What We Say
There is always room for improvement – it’s just that some people don’t realise it until it’s too late and they have missed out on their ideal job.
Improving first impressions
To improve first impressions you first must understand what is wrong with your current CV. If it is too long then you should refine it down (preferably to a maximum of two pages), if it is too cluttered then you need to think about using bullet points (or using them more effectively if you are already using them), and if your CV just looks too complicated then you are better off refining the structure.
Most jobseekers have CVs which fall down on at least one of these hurdles. A lot of these people have a tendency to brush the failings under the carpet, hoping the employer won’t notice. However, that just isn’t going to happen. First impressions are paramount when it comes to job applications, and you can’t take shortcuts or cut corners if you want to succeed.
Of course, improving first impressions isn’t an easy thing to do, but a top CV writer should be able to help you. Some people also like to use CV templates. Just be warned that sometimes this can be a backward step.