London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) June 30, 2012
CV Surgeon, the CV and career expert, has found that candidates who seek CV advice can improve their chances of securing a job interview.
CV Surgeon interacts with thousands of jobseekers across the UK and offers career and CV writing advice. Through their research the team has found that time and preparation spent creating a CV can increase chances of employment.
There are a variety of ways for candidates to send their CV to an employer today – post, email, social media sites and jobsites are just a few examples of how candidates can interact with employers and recruiters. And the increase in contact avenues has led to more and more candidates sending their CV into possible opportunities and an increase in competition. Fierce competition can make job applications more difficult however those candidates that spend time seeking CV advice could make their application stand out from the crowd.
With the explosion of social media sites and the internet, candidates can seek advice from a variety of sources. Speaking with immediate friends and family and asking for advice on a CV can help to improve its content. But with social sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter attracting millions of users, candidates can interact with colleagues and peers using an online platform.
Following relevant industry contacts, candidates can approach individuals directly via private messaging and ask for feedback. Similarly, using offline networking opportunities like industry events to meet people can be effective in improving a job search.
Asking for a different perspective on content and work experience can also help candidates to identify potential flaws and gaps in their CV, CV Surgeon has found. As well as this it can encourage some jobseekers to look back at their CV and spot any grammatical or spelling errors.
With the number of unemployed people in the UK currently at 2.61 million, jobseekers now have to make their applications stand out as much as possible. And the CV Surgeon (http://www.cv-surgeon.co.uk) teams’ experience shows that spending time asking for a second opinion and checking over an application before sending it could prove vital during a job search.
About the Author:
CV Surgeon offers a bespoke CV tool that allows users to create a professional CV online. Their services include CV templates, CV creation, career advice and CV writing tips.