Next time you apply for your dream job, here is what you should keep in mind while preparing your CV

Next time you apply for your dream job, here is what you should keep in mind while preparing your CV Getting a job is getting harder day by day and you have to make your skills stand out in your resume. We all have faced problems with our first resumes and there have always been questions regarding what kind of a Curriculum Vitae is preferred by the employer. Well to your rescue, TimesJobs conducted a study that surveyed over 1,100 employers to reveal the most crucial elements that make or break the first impression that your CV makes.

Most employers said they prefer a two-page CV and it shouldn’t have any grammatical or spelling mistake and have specific details related to the job applied or else it will get rejected.

"Your CV should be looked at as your elevator pitch - it is that small window of opportunity that you have to get the employer interested enough to call you for a detailed discussion. It is a good practice to get an outside expert's help to highlight what you do best. As they can identify your areas of excellence, that you may not have identified yourself, and which could be crucial in turning things to your advantage,” Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions told ET.

More than 55% employers said that, maintaining a strategic distance from syntactic blunders and spelling mistakes are vital in making a conventional first impression. Also, half of the businesses feel a CV ought to mirror the candidate's capabilities and abilities in playing out the capacities that the job requires. Also, 46% of the employers surveyed said that a CV which doesn't have details specific to the job role a candidate has applied for is the biggest let down for the recruiter.

The survey also highlighted the fact that recruiters aren’t interested in CVs that are longer than two pages. Nearly 43% say the length of CV matters the most, according to the findings of the survey. Almost 80% employers find a two-page to be the ideal length and 20% even preferred a single-page CV.
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