You’ve decided to apply for a new job – congratulations! Once the initial excitement wears off, reality bites and you realise you’re going to have to locate that dusty, cobwebby folder, lurking somewhere deep on your computer or in the cloud, because that’s where (you’re pretty sure) your CV is, and you haven’t updated it since, oh, around 2017.
Okay, we know: you’re almost at the point of thinking a new job isn’t worth it. Everyone has read the advice that you should update your résumé as you go, adding your new projects, achievements and roles, but the reality is that few of us bother. So what you need to do now is brush off that dusty CV that isn’t serving you, and get to work on polishing it to a high shine.
Here are five key things you’re likely going to need to do, and if you’re ready to go straight to the application process, then our Job Board is waiting.
1. Screen Test
It’s basic but crucial. To help you to succeed in getting your CV past a recruiter’s screening software, make sure to add keywords for the role you’re applying for. Look at the job description and assess what skills, certifications and experience the job is asking for. Make sure you’re replicating the ones that apply to you on your CV.
2. Location, Location, Location
Make the first page of your CV work hard: include a short personal statement below your contact info. This should be on the first half of the first page and is essentially a snappy, concise roundup of your career and what you can do. Use it wisely – many recruiters or HR professionals only scan CVs, so this space is key.
3. Flex Yourself
Demonstrating flexibility in your work style by showing that you’re working on emerging or new technologies or that you have driven new initiatives and projects will showcase an adaptable, versatile mindset.
4. Be Agile
Aim to make sure that your existing responsibilities and achievements are presented in a way that demonstrates experience in successfully building teams or processes and managing change.
5. Hybrid Skills
Tech loves intrapreneurs, or employees with entrepreneurial mindsets who combine innovative, tech-led abilities with great communication, leadership and presentation skills. It’s essentially a hybrid mix of hard and soft skills – if you have them, showcase them.
Feel ready to apply for a new role now? We’ve got three below to take a look at and for plenty more job openings, you can check out our Job Board.
QA Engineer, Amadeus
Location: Breda, The Netherlands.
The Job: Amadeus is looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer to develop and execute tests for its IDPMS and APMA products. You’ll ensure product quality and prevent product defects in production.
You’ll Need: A university degree in computer science or a related field, or equivalent work experience, as well as English. You’ll also need proven working experience in software quality assurance, mainly in UI testing but also API and DB testing. Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes is also required.
Apply Now: Find out more about the Quality Assurance Engineer role here.
Global Senior Product Marketing Manager B2C, Doctolib
Location: Paris, France.
The Job: The Global Senior Product Marketing Manager will be assigned to one of Doctolib’s core patient services. You’ll report to the senior product marketing team manager (B2C), and will work closely with local product management and marketing local teams.
You’ll Need: You are fluent in English and a native speaker in German, French or Italian and will have over seven years’ of experience in customer marketing, product strategy, product marketing or go-to-market strategy. Plus, you’ll be experienced in defining product offers or service plans.
Apply Now: Discover more about the Global Senior Product Marketing Manager role.
IBM Quantum Cloud DevOps Engineer, IBM
Location: London, UK.
The Job: IBM Quantum is an industry-first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering and science. As an IBM Quantum Cloud DevOps Engineer you will contribute to the prototype, test and release of new technologies and you’ll lead efforts by translating system requirements into the design and development of customised systems in an agile environment.
You’ll Need: A degree in computer science or equivalent and or equivalent work experience as well as technical and professional expertise in Travis CI, Jenkins, UrbanCode and Docker plus Kubernetes. Advanced skills in RedHat OpenShift are also required.
Apply Now: Full details on the IBM Quantum Cloud DevOps Engineer role are here.