First, i-goal ye-CV yakho kukufumanela i-interview for umsebenzi. Usenokubhiliva uk’ba i-CV yakho ineminye imisebenzi like:
- Iveze zonke ii-achievements zakho
- Ukujastifaya why utshintsha umsebenzi
- To explain why uyeke imisebenzi eminintsi or embalwa in your career
- Ukufumanela i-job offer without i-interview
Trust me, ayizo-goals ze-CV yakho ezo.
I-goal ye-CV yakho is to get you i-interview.
Uyifumana i-interview by persuading ii-layers ezintathu zabantu bakwa-HR ukuthi ixesha abalispende nawe will be worth more than ixesha abazolispenda nenye i-candidate.
Ezi-layers zintathu zi-screeners, ii-recruiters nee-hiring managers. You’ll be persuading ezo-reviewers by providing ii-results ezi-quantifiably proven that ungakwazi ukwenza lomsebenzi kakuhle.
I-length ne-Structure se-CV
If una-less than 10 years experience, i-CV yakho izokuba ne-page enye qha. Izok’ba ne-professional summary ne-chronological detail ye-professional success yakho. Kufuneka i-contact information yakho ibengaphezulu kwi-CV and i-educational background ibesezantsi.
I-professional okanye i-career summary yakho yi-list ene-lines ezimbhini okanye ezintathu ezisamaray’za ii-career ambitions zakho, i-background netalente yakho. Uzo-inkluda ii-phrases eziy’ 12 to 15 ezi-made up of 2 or 3 words each kule-section. Kwi-CV yakho, you should begin le-section nge-job titles eziy 3 or 4 ozifuna the most. And then ufake pha na pha ii-skills ne-success.
List 3 to 5 job titles zemisebenzi owunowuthatha as your next job. By clearly identifying i-title oyifunayo next, ii-recruiters nabantu bakwa-HR batsho bakubone kulo-role.
It doesn’t matter ba you have never actually had lo-job title in the past, but kubalulekile uk’ba lo-job title ibeyi-reasonable next step kwi-career yakho.
List 4 to 6 core competencies onazo that are important kwi-success yakho kulemisebenzi uyibeke ngaphezulu. Kufuneka ibezi-skills onazo ngoku and kufuneka zibe-level appropriate. For instance, ungalisti ii-competencies ezi-obvious or ezilindelekileyo for i-level yakho.
If u-aplaya for umsebenzi we-management, listing “time management” or “presentation skills” would be far too junior to mention kwi-summary yakho.
Description ye-Past Success Yakho
List 3 to 6 phrases that describe i-past success yakho. Any type of achievements or attributes for which wawufumene i-recognition are appropriate.
Chronological Detail of i-Professional Success Yakho
Kule-section you will provide i-chronological detail ye-professional success yakho, starting with your most recent job k’qala. Please notice i-choice yamagama apha. We are detailing i-success yakho. Asilisti ii-past job titles or ii-duties zakho.
Again i-CV yakho yi-marketing document yakho and needs to persuade ii-reviewers zakho that ixesha elis’pendwe nawe will be worthwhile. So, we are going to detail i-success yakho.
You’ll have about 20 to 30 bullet points across zonke ii-current nee-past positions zakho. And i-bullet point nganye izokuba yi-marketing bullet point that will make one persuasive argument on your behalf.
After uliste i-company name, employment dates and i-title yakho for each role, ii-bullet points zakho will be distributed as follows:
- Your most recent, most important job gets ii-bullet points eziy’ 8
- Your next job also gets ii-bullet points eziy’ 8
- Your next 2 jobs gets ii-bullet points eziy’ 4 each
Everything else – yonke imisebenzi yakho yakudala, even if they were your favourite or most enjoyable times in your life – need to be briefly mentioned kwi-cover letter yakho. Akhomntu ozokuqasha ngoku for umsebenzi wakudala.
It’s important to note uk’ba this distribution is across each job or title. Not i-company. So, if ubusebenza endaweni enye for ixesha elide, kufuneka ii-bullet points zakho eziy’ 20 uzohlule across the different job levels and titles you’ve had.
I-basic structure se-marketing bullet point yi-success verb ne-number.
Zonke ii-bullet points kwi-CV yakho must include i-number ecaciswe in Rands, percentages okanye i-simple number.
Importantly, every bullet point kwi-CV yakho must include i-success verb. Ezi zi-verbs ezibonakalisa i-success yakho. So, ii-verbs ezifana no-increased, decreased, reduced, etc., are what you’re looking for.
Ii-verbs ezingafunekiyo zii-static verbs: “managed,” “my responsibilities included,” “I was hired to…” etc. Ezi zi-verbs that merely describe into ecacileyo rather than show you as umntu otswempu.
Rather than leave you wondering uk’ba zintoni ii-success verbs, nd’zokunika i-list ye-verbs eziy’ 22 ongazisebenzisa kwi-CV yakho. Eyona ndlela e-simple yokwenza i-CV yakho right kukusebenzisa ezi-verbs zodwa:
- 1. Achieved
- 3. Added
- 5. Contributed
- 7. Delivered
- 9. Exceeded
- 11. Gained
- 13. Grew
- 15. Increased
- 17. Maximized
- 19. Produced
- 21. Saved
- 2. Awarded
- 4. Changed
- 6. Decreased
- 8. Eliminated
- 10. Expanded
- 12. Generated
- 14. Improved
- 16. Introduced
- 18. Minimized
- 20. Reduced
- 22. Sold
So, i-typical 8-bullet point job achievements kwi-CV yakho will read like this:
- Increased something by 50%
- Decreased something by 75%
- Improved something by R300
- Reduced something by R1 000
- Introduced something new that led to 50 more…
- Eliminated something old that led to 100 less…
- Successfully added 300 new things…
“Thing” or “Things” or “Something” can be ii-profits, costs, clients, products, practice areas, strategies, risks, etc.
And of course, it’s important to have i-number, Rand or i-percentage increase/decrease mentioned in each bullet point. Uzok’ba surprised at how many success verbs ongazibhala ngoluhlobo. And how this process jogs i-memory yakho for zonke izinto ezi-grand ozenzileyo (hopefully unazo izinto ezi-grand ozenzileyo).
- Increased new customer visits by 17% without increasing the budget
- Improved revenue per client by R2 500 through consultative sales training
- Reduced cost-per-hire by R1 010 through employee referral program
Ideally, every bullet point has a number. It's recommended uk'ba i-100% ye-bullet points zakho zibe-quantified.
Masenze ngoluhlobo about ii-numbers kwi-bullet points:
- 100% is ideal
- 66% is pretty good
- 50% is minimum
Overall, le-outline ingaphezulu i-remarkably simple because i-job search process, despite i-anxiety ne-confusion, i-remarkably simple. Ufuna umsebenzi o-similar to umsebenzi owakhe wawenza before. But endaweni entsha and kwi-level entsha.
To do so, you need to explain to new people into ezobanika i-confidence yok’ba uzokwazi ukukhontribuy’tha kwi-team yakho entsha.
The easiest way to do lonto is to share i-information ene-numbers ezibonakalisa you have contributed in the past and uzokwazi in the future.
I-CV yakho yi-marketing document ekufuneka idlule kwabantu abathathu to get you i-interview.
- I-junior CV screener okhomperisha i-CV yakho to i-list ye-skills, titles or ii-companies azinik'we yi-recruiter.
- I-recruiter, whether internal or external, who, on average will give i-CV yakho 6 seconds to impress him/her. And then later, another 2 to 3 minutes to make sure you are worth presenting to i-client yakhe or i-hiring manager.
Xa unika i-recruiter ii-numbers ezi-easy to digest kubalula for yena abonise i-client yakhe or i-hiring manager. So ngolohlobo kubalula ukukuprizenta, rather than omnye umntu, for i-interview.
- I-hiring manager ozobe e-invested in finding out uk’ba “What can this person do for me and my team in the next year or two?” I-hiring manager will review i-CV yakho in more detail.
S/he will be looking for izinto ezibonakalisa uk’ba you have solved le-type ye-problems lomsebenzi will deal with. I-goal yakho is to quantifiably prove that uyakwazi. Ii-numbers are the most persuasive friends you have kule-situation.
Every bullet point spent on describing ii-historical circumstances, ii-promotions or i-scope se-responsibilities azibalulekanga kwi-hiring manager. Iyayazi uk’ba yintoni umsebenzi wale-role – yena ufuna ukwazi uk’ba uzokuba-good kuyo na.
By following le-information ingaphezulu, you’ll be in a much, much better position than ezinye indlela zokulungisa i-CV yakho.