A resume is the basic tool that shows our main skills, experience and characteristics as candidates to work in a company. Anyone who starts their job search knows that the first thing to do is to develop a good CV, capable of communicating their personal, educational and professional achievements and detailing their unique talents in order to increase their chances of getting the job. Things have change in the world of the headhunter and recruiter with the advent of B2B Social network like LinkedIn and Xing.
Even with LinkedIn and Xing, the essence of the content remains the same: deliver personal information that peaks the employers interest in order to be called in for the interview. This is not where you get offered the job, so it should not be 9 pages in length, detailing every single aspect of what you did, didn’t do and can do. In most cases, CV’s can still be perfectly valid if sent in by mail, but now we all have more possibilities in an environment where the immediacy of communication, interpersonal relationships and multiple social networks are of the utmost importance.
The main rules to stick with when trying to peek the employer’s interest are;
Be professional but also personable by writing an introduction or profile section at the start of the CV. This should be a fact based intro, but there is nothing to suggest it should be writing robotically, like so many people do. Come across likeable and trustworthy and do not lie or twist the truth on your profile section. This will always be a negative, especially if you meet a ‘detective like’ interviewer or interviewee that likes to drill their prospective employees. Honest, Clear, Professional and Likeable. One cannot go wrong with these in mind.
We have worked with clients in the following cities in Israel: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Ashdod, Rishon LeZiyyon, Petah Tikva, Beersheba, Netanya, Holon, Bnei Brak