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When it comes to writing a CV, you’re essentially putting together a sales pitch. In the property research sector, there are hundreds of candidates who want the same job as you. There’s no time for modesty. If you’re struggling to get interview requests, your CV probably needs a shake-up. Not sure where to start? The team at Cobalt have laid out an expert guide to creating an impressive CV that puts you on the YES pile.
Include a professional profile or summary
You want to capture the recruiter’s attention from the start. This means you need to place a professional profile that summarises who you are and what you can bring to the table. Your profile should be short and detail any skills and experience relevant to property research. Avoid superfluous information. Everything you write in your professional profile should relate to the role you’re applying. Make sure your CV contains keywords from the job descriptions and it matches the essential requirements of the role.
Highlight your accomplishments
It’s important you don’t just explain the day-to-day tasks of your previous jobs. You need to focus on what you achieved. All your accomplishments should relate to specific clients or properties you have worked on. When you put achievements on your CV, it shows you mean business. An accomplishment-driven CV is more likely to make an impact and stick in the recruiter’s mind.
Do your research
If you want to work in property research then your research skills must be on point. Before you write your CV, research the employer and the job. Then tailor your CV around the relevant information. If you’re applying for a data analyst role, you’ll need to emphasise on your numeric ability and analytical skills. Potential employers may only spend ten seconds scanning your CV, so make sure the content is specific.
Provide the correct level of detail
It can be tricky to know how much detail to include in your CV. When it comes to your current role, you should include lots of detail using concise bullet points. You can talk about targets you have reached, tools and software you’re able to use, and clients you’re working with. Earlier roles from years ago don’t need that much detail. A brief summary will suffice nicely, but it should still read in a compelling way.
In today’s digital age, you should be creating a more enriched profile. Employers want to see the real person behind the CV. You need to present yourself in a way that’s unique and professional. We’re all guilty of saying “I’m a great team player” on our CV. You need to go beyond the basics and craft your words carefully. You only have one shot at impressing a recruiter. Create a CV that makes an employer want to hire you.
Job hunting can be full of uncertainty. But with us, you can be sure that we’ll do everything we can to get you to your ideal job. Send your CV to us to get started or search for the latest job vacancies and we’ll get the ball rolling.