As recruitment consultants, we have (obviously) seen an awful lot of CVs in our time… and within them, an awful lot of so-called “buzzwords” and clichés.
Why, why, why?
Your CV is an instrument for selling yourself, showing off your individuality and emphasising your USP – why would you sabotage yourself by filling it with predictable and often meaningless words and sentences?
So this week, to give you a helping hand, we’ve created this infographic revealing the 10 worst offenders…
What’s my USP?
It’s all well and good, me going on out your selling yourself with your personal “USP” – but what if you haven’t got one..?
Recruiter Pro Tip.
Everyone has one!
Whether you have one specific “sought-after” skill, a brilliant combination of many, enviable industry knowledge or an experience that most other people could only dream of, everyone has something (or some things) they can use to create a USP.
Click here to find out more.
When you’re looking for a job, you really do have to think like a marketer/salesperson!
Need more advice?
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Good luck!- Mark Wilkinson