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Sonic Career Series. CV Creation: Content

Did you know that, on average, a hiring manager will only look at your CV for 6 seconds?!

Sonic Career Series. CV Creation: Content

Chapter 2: Content

Hey Sonic people 🙋‍ Welcome to Chapter 2 of CV Creation: Content!

Did you know that, on average, a hiring manager will only look at your CV for 6 seconds?!

So how do you get the hiring manager’s attention?

Step 1: nail your structure (see previous chapter)

Step 2: nail your content!

Let’s take a closer look at how you can perfect your content to make your CV stand out…

👉 Summary

You want your summary to highlight your most relevant experience in 2-3 sentences, using 2 or 3 keywords from the job advert. Avoid using cliches and instead summarise your unique experience.

Ask yourself: could my summary be referring to just anyone? Or does it specifically relate to me? Is it relevant to the job I’m applying for?

👉 Experience

If you remember anything, remember this: keywords make the CV pop!

Tailor your CV’s work experience to each job you’re applying for, using keywords from the job advert if the job ad mentions ‘attention to detail’, make sure you mention how you demonstrated ‘attention to detail’ in past jobs!

Write 3-6 bullet points per job, only using 6 for the most important jobs.

👉 Education

Remember from chapter 1, you only want your CV to be 2 pages long. So, instead of listing out each individual GCSE, save space by writing it like this:

Wistow Secondary School, Manchester, 2002-2007

9 GCSEs grades A-C including english, maths and science.

👉 Hobbies

Avoid being generic here and instead let your personality shine💫

Instead of just writing ‘Reading and art’, you can be more specific:

Reading – I love personal development books. ‘Miracle Morning’ by Hal Elrod is my favourite.

Art – I enjoy painting landscapes with water colours

Sounds better, right?!

Once you’ve written your content, you’ll be ready to move to the next chapter which is all about transferable skills!

Good luck!


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