CV advice to help you land your next job
When applying for jobs, a CV is an employer's first impression of you.
Talent strategist and leadership consultant Anja van Beek says less is more when compiling your CV.
She says that a CV must follow a structure and clear format, and should be no longer than two pages in length.
According to Van Beek, a CV should be tailored and relevant to each job application.
She warns that your digital footprint is also an extension of your CV and personal brand.
She encourages job-seekers to find innovative and creative ways to use social media to market their talents and skills.
Prospective employers are attracted to chameleon workers, people who can adapt to change, learn new skills in a short time and seamlessly move from different assignments, she explains.
A CV is so close to an individual and talk to their skills and knowledge.Anja van Beek, founder of Anja van Beek Consulting & Coaching
It's about thinking what is your personal brand and how you present yourself, online and offline.Anja van Beek, founder of Anja van Beek Consulting & Coaching
If you apply for a role, it's not just the CV that you put on the desk, it's everything else that you have put out there [on social media].Anja van Beek, founder of Anja van Beek Consulting & Coaching
Spelling and grammar mistakes are the first thing that could get your CV thrown in the dustbin.Anja van Beek, founder of Anja van Beek Consulting & Coaching
Van Beek shared her top tips on drafting CV and answers questions from callers.
Take a listen to her expert advice during the World of Work feature:
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