Are you sending out applications and not receiving any replies? Worried it might be due to a problem with your CV? Ask the right questions and apply the right solutions.
Is your career objective realistic?
Are you limiting your job search to just sending out your CV to potential employers? Optimize your job search strategy. For instance, you might wish to:
Does your cover letter reflect well on you?
When you send a recruiter your CV, they will want to check out your LinkedIn profile. Have you fine-tuned it to suit your career objective? Is it complete? Does it back up the information on your CV?
Is your Facebook page set to public and, if so, does it paint you in the best light?
Have you been patient enough? If you have only sent out a handful of CVs, don't despair. Some specialists estimate that a person will land one interview for every 20 CVs they send out. If your CVs are well crafted, keep trying.
It is important to have a solid base from which to develop your CVs. Create a master CV that includes all your experience, skills and knowledge.
No matter what type of application you send to a recruiter, you should always adapt your CV to the employer’s needs. How? By properly analyzing the job ad and information about the company you’re targeting.
Many applicants leave common, avoidable mistakes in their CV, which can hurt their chances.
Recruiters will immediately reject a CV or cover letter that contains language mistakes. Take the time to revise your documents before you send them off, every time. You can even ask a friend or family member to help out.