So you’ve just finished creating or updating your CV to make it as powerful as possible, but how can you make your CV work for you outside of the normal process of applying directly to a company that has a suitable role available?

A really great way to make your CV work for you is to upload it to a range of job boards such as CV Library, Reed, Indeed and Jobsite to name just a few. By doing this you can be found and contacted by recruitment specialists and hiring managers who may be on the hunt for someone just like you and may have a fantastic opportunity available that they would like to share. You may ask yourself which job board is right for the opportunities I’m seeking? We suggest not over thinking it and uploading your CV to as many job boards as you wish to increase your chances.

Our first ‘Pro tip’ is to stay active on these job boards, this is a sure fire way for your CV to be seen more frequently as it will appear at the top of searches, this can simply be done by logging into your account on a regular basis.

Our second ‘Pro Tip’ is to upload your CV to your LinkedIn account. Linkedin has truly changed the game when it comes to hiring and now more than ever professionals are using their Linkedin account as a ‘live’ CV where they can continually update and showcase their skills, experience and current projects to the world in real time.

Our third ‘Pro Tip’ is if you’ve seen a job opportunity advertised on a job board by a recruitment agency, email them directly with an attached up to date CV and cover letter, this will really help you stand out.

Stay tuned for our upcoming blog where we’ll be brining you all our tips and tricks on how to make a truly amazing Linkedin profile that will really get you noticed.