How to write the best CV you can in order to stand out from the rest.

 

In episode 2, Chris & Aimee answer a few common questions when it comes to CV writing, from chatting about your hobbies and interests to whether you should include your side hustle or any extra projects.

 

They discuss the importance of stripping back your CV, to be specific for the job you’re applying for, why you should leave some form of unanswered mystery for the interview and debate the use of references!

 

This Episode of The Job Whisperer covers: 

  • Being transparent about side hustles

  • The use of photography

  • Showcasing hobbies & interests

  • Gaps in your employment history

  • Best practice CV format and layout

“If you do something that is a little cool and a little bit different to the norm for example paddleboarding or being a driving instructor on weekends, definitely include this on your CV. It’s a great icebreaker in an interview and helps you to stand out and be memorable.”  Aimee Wilkins

“It’s good to be open and honest with an employer if you have a side hustle or extra projects like many people do. For example if you are a DJ on the weekends, it’s a great conversation starter, but it’s important that they know you have other commitments too”. Aimee Wilkins

“When you’re writing a CV you don’t want to give out too much information. You want the employer to go “hmm I want to know a bit more about this person…!” Because if you give all your best cards away,  then you may struggle to have things to talk about.” Chris Morley

“Check it! Proofread that CV! Make sure there’s no spelling mistakes and that your grammar is all up together, and it looks neat and tidy. It should be presentable and read well.” Aimee Wilkins