How to write a competition beating CV in 2021

The Careers Blog

Job hunting is now more complex than ever before. Advertised job vacancies receive hundreds, if not thousands, of individual applications, making it almost impossible for hiring managers to physically sift through a pile of CVs to find the right candidate. Last summer, research from CV-Library showed that over 4,200 applicants applied for an entry-level trainee paralegal job role, while a further 3,300 people applied for an HR assistant job opportunity. This confirms that competition is fiercer than ever before, so if you want to improve your chances of getting hired, you need to have a competition-beating CV that stands out from the crowd.

What are recruiters looking for in a CV?

Writing a great CV is an underrated skill. Knowing how to highlight your attributes and your experience concisely, while still capturing a recruiter’s attention, is something that takes practice and hard work. There are numerous resources online (including the…

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