This young person elaborated the perfect curriculum with which she has managed to conquer Google and has been a magnet for other big companies like eBay, Buzzfeed and more than 20 startups; discover his tricks to make the perfect CV.
In hiring does not come into play the wise expression “do not judge a book by its cover”; If a company does not notice your CV, they probably do not bother to know more about you.
It is a fundamental trick to develop a good resume or the “perfect CV”, because if it ends up in the hands of the recruiter of the company you have approximately 6 seconds to make a good impression and move on to the next stage: the interview.
Katie Simon is a young American who from the first moment was very clear that her goal after graduating was to get a job. Refusing to go back and go home, the recent graduate focused on continuing her professional training through a scholarship.
During this period he constantly remodeled his CV, to achieve a curriculum that was a magnet for brands, since he got job offers from Google, eBay and more than twenty startups, including Spotify, Buzzfeed, Venmo and Oscar.
Simon launched into the world of entrepreneurship at age 14. She is currently the founder of More Money For Me, a project through which she helps millennials to succeed economically and professionally. It offers advice to perfect the curriculum of ambitious young people allowing them to get an interview for the job of their dreams.
Learn Simon’s advice to create the perfect resume
- Use your resume to guide the interviewer: Take the reins. Conceive the CV as the sketch of a script that you would use to get the ideal job; ask yourself what questions you would like them to ask you, how would you like to impress them, why do you want to highlight and on the contrary what you would like to ignore. And the most important thing: keep in mind that these are the only details they have about you, are you attractive?
- Be clear: Maybe in the exams fill space with straw you get an approved, but in the selection process does not work well. Include only relevant details; too many words imply disorder which leads to confusion and finally to rejection. So, analyze the few words you choose by rereading your CV and asking phrase after sentence if that data will improve the perception that the company has of you.
- Be concise: Make the recruiter’s life easier. A resume should occupy a sheet, if it occupies more you are including irrelevant information. Thus, in each section of the CV, three or four sub-sections with two or three enumeration points of one line each must be included.
- Add a section of ‘projects’: If you have carried out a project that has had some impact mention it; it is irrelevant that you do it in your work, university or free time, everything counts!
- First results, then skills: Being incredibly productive, organized and a fantastic leader is very good; But companies do not want to collect your skills, but take advantage of your results. Show your talent with the achievements you have obtained in previous work experiences and try to exemplify it with numbers. Simon explains that in his case instead of simply saying that “I took the Twitter and Facebook accounts of the company” he bet on something more significant such as “I increased followers on Facebook by 40% and its total reach by 60%.”
- Eliminate the old and the irrelevant: If you have more than three work experiences, consider removing one or two of the oldest ones. So, do not try to fill space with experiences that are not particularly interesting – take the opportunity to expand information on what is important.
- Normality is sometimes boring: If you have done something different and flashy include it, even if it is not particularly related to the position. Possibly you prove to be an enterprising or imaginative person, who knows.
- Help them to know more about you: On a sheet you obviously can not provide absolutely all aspects of yourself and your professional career. Provide links to your LinkedIn profile, Twitter or your portfolio so that companies can expand information if you are interested. Remember, the objective of your curriculum is to get them to intrigue them so they want to know more about you.
- Personalize it: It is easier to send the same CV to all offers, but it is less effective. Invest some time in customizing your resume for each company. Simon explains his best trick: keep a document with twice as many enumeration points as you can really include, so for each company you can choose the data or the style that best suits you to each position.