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How to create a perfect CV

Job hunting can be a bitch. We know, we've all done it. And NOW there's more competition than ever, but thanks to our good friends at Jobbio, here's how you can make the signal of your CV cut through the noise.
How to create a perfect CV

This year, there’s a lot of competition in the job market. One of the best ways you have of cutting through the candidate noise and getting through an initial recruiter call is by making sure you have a killer CV. 

So what does that look like, exactly? Here’s what you’ll need to do to finesse your résumé for 2022.

Add a summary

This should be a paragraph that is a short, snappy summation of your experience, skills, and abilities and will be placed at the very top of your CV. Keep it to a couple of sentences if you can. This also allows you to do away with the redundant ‘hobbies and interests’ section at the end.

Ditch out-of-date info

While it can be tempting to add in that summer job you had when you were 16 or the internship you did during college, after a certain point in your career, you need to leave them behind. Hit delete and let your professional experience do the talking. 

One per job

That’s right: each and every job you apply for should have its own tailored version of your CV. You’ll probably only have to do a few small tweaks, but it’s important to make sure every résumé you submit reflects the requirements of the job posting. The same goes for your cover letter too.

Use keywords 

Make sure you add in keywords related to skills or roles from the job ad: often busy recruiters or hiring managers will use software to scan CVs for relevance. If the scan picks up words they’re looking for, you’re more likely to get that initial call.

Do some housekeeping

Check your contact information and make sure it’s still correct; if anything has changed, update it now. Apply the same fonts and formatting throughout and keep your CV to two pages if you can. Editing is key: no one has time to wade through several pages of information.

Now that your CV is perfected, are you ready to apply for a new role? We have three below worth checking out, as well as plenty more on the Job Board.

Software Engineer (Remote, Europe), FreshBooks

FreshBooks makes leading cloud-based SaaS accounting software and is currently seeking a Software Engineer to build real-world applications that have a meaningful impact on customers. You’ll make sound decisions even in the absence of complete information, and recognise when to over-engineer and when not to. You will design and develop application technologies that optimise solution operation and minimise maintenance overhead and collaborate with full-stack and mobile developers on cross-functional agile teams working on features for customers. You will need a minimum of five years of experience in web application development (agile or lean environment), plus experience in back-end technologies (python). You’ll also require front-end development experience, knowledge of javascript modern frameworks and client-side performance optimisation. Apply now.

Release Manager, SumUp

SumUp is a digital ecosystem dedicated to local entrepreneurs. Its range of solutions answers all its merchants' challenges; from reservations, through click and collect, deliveries, and digital payment, to the management of their business thanks to intuitive and comprehensive financial analytics. The Release Manager will manage releases, identify dependencies between squads and releases. You will be training, mentoring, and supporting squads to improve and follow rituals, values, principles, and practices and facilitating squad coordination, collaboration, communication and decision-making processes. You’ll need at least five years of experience in the software product sector in the role of release manager, PMO, PM, PO, or scrum master as well as software development experience. Apply here.

Senior Market Manager, Airbnb

As a Senior Market Manager, you will be responsible for the growth of a book of business in Paris by managing professional host accounts and supply acquisition of high-quality inventory. You will build Airbnb’s strong market presence in your assigned region in collaborating with other teams as the local in-market expert. You will drive all phases of supply acquisition and market success, including acquisition strategy development, generating and converting supply leads, and strategic partner relationship management. Eight-plus years of experience in sales, account management, business development or growth are required as are strong time management and prioritisation skills. You will also need a proven track record of being able to effectively work a leads pipeline and/or a book of business. Apply now.

If you are ready to apply for a new job, then make the Tech EU Job Board your first stop

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