CVs continue to be one of the main tools in recruitment. Ignore at your peril regularly updating your CV. If you are looking for a role in a competitive environment then a simple word document may be insufficient to stand out from the crowd and so it’s always worthwhile having a look at other CVs to obtain some ideas.
Perhaps start by having a CV in a classic word format. This is your standard CV and provides you with the data to feed different formats.
An article by Sophie Down provides some creative alternative ideas:
1. An Infographic CV
Infographics have become a popular way to communicate data so why not follow the trend for your
CV? Perhaps send the infographic as well as your CV in a standard word document.
Credit: Zhi Liang
2. The Google Analytics CV
Credit : Simon Fortunini
3. The Illustrative CV
Credit : Monica Gomes
- The Google Search CV
Credit : Eric Gandhi
- The Box CV
Credit : Omondi Abudho
Before you let your creativity run wild always think through your audience and what their expectations will be. If you are applying for a creative role then it’s a great idea to show how creative you can be, but if you are applying to work as an accountant it is better to stick with a traditional CV. It’s good to stand out from the crowd but maybe not to be so different that the interviewer cannot see you as a team player. Whatever you do, if you are going to position yourself with an eye catching CV make sure it is well executed – easy to read, no spelling or grammar errors, factually correct and simple for the interviewer to email to other people on the interview panel.
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Note: Although this article has many interesting points for debate the opinion expressed in the article doesn’t necessarily represent the opinion of ISL Recruitment.