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  string(4226) "In my many years of recruitment I have seen many good (and many not so good) examples of resumes. I'd like to share some tips of what to include in your CV to try and get past the first point of call.

As much as we don’t want to believe it, our CV is a cold hard document.  Sorry, but it is.  You need to try and inject as much personality into it as you can.  People and companies employ personalities, and to get past the first hurdle, your resume needs to sing!

1. Communication Skills

Most people have them, but your resume is where you need to address and highlight them.

Being a great, not just good, communicator is a highly lucrative skill.  Communicate how good you are at it!

Being able to communicate effectively is very important in the modern world.  You are expected to be able to talk to everyone from the IT department to the most important client within the firm in an effective way and achieve the results everyone needs.

2. Team Spirit

Managers want team players.  Everyone in the office space needs to be able to play their part. Outline an occasion that you were responsible for activating a group and igniting team spirit.

An example could include a social experience, or organising a group lunch to form a closer connection with senior managers and junior staff.

3. Positivity

Lets face it, no one wants a negative ‘down in the dumps’ person on their payroll.  Use upbeat positive language  when writing your resume.Don’t be too cheesy, but write it with positive thoughts in your head and a smile on your face.

Include happy thoughts and experiences about past employers and close relationships you still have with past team members.  There’s no need to be overly ‘cheerleader’ about it, but think of it as an adrenaline shot in your arm.

4. Creativity

Your resume is one of the only appropriate chances you have to have a bit of a professional brag about yourself.  If you have been creative within a company, here’s the place to say it!  By being creative, it doesn’t mean helping decorate the office at Christmas, it’s about having some out of the box ideas and seeing them through to fruition.

Finding an opportunity to improve processes within a business is huge from a manager’s perspective.  If a company has been able to save time and money by someone thinking of a different way of doing things, your new potential boss should know about it.

5. Commitment

If you have spent many years within the same company, possibly within different roles, tell the world! Managers like to see that people will put their heart and soul into a company, not just a role.

Many of us do stay with the same company for a considerable amount of time.  Highlight the different roles you had within that organisation for the entire period you were there.

These days, work is far more than just a job.  You also represent your company at 5pm drinks on a Friday and bosses the world over expect you still be respectful and aware of who you are and what the business represents.

6. Community Service

High level companies and businesses alike love to know if you feel the need or desire to give back to the community.  Many people don’t, but if you are one that does,  include it in your resume.

It shows your potential boss that your life is bigger than your pay check and you care about things around you.  Who wouldn’t want someone like that in their team?

Good luck with including some of these tips in your next job application! Remember that if you are applying for a role, especially through an agency, it will only be looked at for approximately 15 seconds.

Let it scream how wonderful you are!"
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In my many years of recruitment I have seen many good (and many not so good) examples of resumes. I’d like to share some tips of what to include in your CV to try and get past the first point of call.

As much as we don’t want to believe it, our CV is a cold hard document.  Sorry, but it is.  You need to try and inject as much personality into it as you can.  People and companies employ personalities, and to get past the first hurdle, your resume needs to sing!

1. Communication Skills

Most people have them, but your resume is where you need to address and highlight them.

Being a great, not just good, communicator is a highly lucrative skill.  Communicate how good you are at it!

Being able to communicate effectively is very important in the modern world.  You are expected to be able to talk to everyone from the IT department to the most important client within the firm in an effective way and achieve the results everyone needs.

2. Team Spirit

Managers want team players.  Everyone in the office space needs to be able to play their part. Outline an occasion that you were responsible for activating a group and igniting team spirit.

An example could include a social experience, or organising a group lunch to form a closer connection with senior managers and junior staff.

3. Positivity

Lets face it, no one wants a negative ‘down in the dumps’ person on their payroll.  Use upbeat positive language  when writing your resume.Don’t be too cheesy, but write it with positive thoughts in your head and a smile on your face.

Include happy thoughts and experiences about past employers and close relationships you still have with past team members.  There’s no need to be overly ‘cheerleader’ about it, but think of it as an adrenaline shot in your arm.

4. Creativity

Your resume is one of the only appropriate chances you have to have a bit of a professional brag about yourself.  If you have been creative within a company, here’s the place to say it!  By being creative, it doesn’t mean helping decorate the office at Christmas, it’s about having some out of the box ideas and seeing them through to fruition.

Finding an opportunity to improve processes within a business is huge from a manager’s perspective.  If a company has been able to save time and money by someone thinking of a different way of doing things, your new potential boss should know about it.

5. Commitment

If you have spent many years within the same company, possibly within different roles, tell the world! Managers like to see that people will put their heart and soul into a company, not just a role.

Many of us do stay with the same company for a considerable amount of time.  Highlight the different roles you had within that organisation for the entire period you were there.

These days, work is far more than just a job.  You also represent your company at 5pm drinks on a Friday and bosses the world over expect you still be respectful and aware of who you are and what the business represents.

6. Community Service

High level companies and businesses alike love to know if you feel the need or desire to give back to the community.  Many people don’t, but if you are one that does,  include it in your resume.

It shows your potential boss that your life is bigger than your pay check and you care about things around you.  Who wouldn’t want someone like that in their team?

Good luck with including some of these tips in your next job application! Remember that if you are applying for a role, especially through an agency, it will only be looked at for approximately 15 seconds.

Let it scream how wonderful you are!

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