We live in a time where the job market has become more competitive, and standing out from the crowd is becoming more difficult every day. When you apply for a job there are dozens or hundreds of people who are also applying for the same vacancy as you. What can we do to differentiate ourselves from the majority?

Writing a quality CV is vital to attract the attention of recruiters, who view dozens of CV’s a day. In addition to the training and experience you have, the fact of expressing it properly in the document can help you to get the interview.

Organization, first and foremost.

The CV you write should have a clean, easy-to-read format. Structuring the information into distinct sections allows the recruiter to get the information they want at a glance. More information is not always synonymous with quality, the ideal length is 1 page, 2 at the most. For both training and experience always use chronological order, leaving at the top the position you have held most recently.

Accuracy and coherence.

It is very important that the information you include in your CV is honest and true. Integrity in the CV and interviews denotes confidence and responsibility, providing a confident image to the company, while inconsistencies in your story/trajectory lead to mistrust. Nowadays, it is very easy for recruiters to check these aspects and it is their task to verify the information provided in CV’s.

Make sure you put the dates correctly on your education, but especially on your experience. Putting the position, the name of the company and the start and end month of each job is relevant for the clear visualization of your experience.

Adaptability and revision.

Writing a generalized CV and sending it to totally different positions is not helpful. It is important that you adapt your CV according to the position you are applying for. You will not highlight the same experience and skills for a sales manager position as you would for an accountant position. Highlight your skills, abilities and experience according to the position in question and adjust the content according to the needs and requirements of the company.

Finally, before sending your CV, you should proofread it at least a couple of times. Pay special attention to grammatical and spelling mistakes. An impeccable presentation will always make a better impression and be more pleasant for those who read it.