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.

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She encourages job-seekers to find innovative and creative ways to use social media to market their talents and skills.

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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:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : CV advice to help you land your next job


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