Why a Concise CV is More Effective to Potential Employers…

The six second rule in the HR world is as real as it gets. This is why keeping your bio data short and sweet is paramount. After your contact information you can write out a personal profile statement . This short statement can provide the hiring manager with your motivation and a few key points about your qualifications. Add a brief professional profile that briefly describes your skills, experience and accomplishments. This profile should be the first section after your personal information header. Be sure to include your address, phone number and email in this section.

The first sentence of your resume objective should tell the potential employer what position you are applying for and mention the company’s name. You should also briefly state the position you would like to obtain and what makes you the best candidate for this role.

Your second sentence should describe how you would use your experience to contribute to the organization. Use active statements to create a strong first impression. This sentence should also reference what makes you the best candidate for the role.

Your third sentence should demonstrate how your skills and expertise would allow you to support this organization’s mission and values. This sentence should also reference how you would use your experience to contribute to building a more diverse and just community.

Your fourth sentence should summarize your professional experience and highlight a combination of your soft and hard skills. Use numbers when possible to give hiring managers a better perspective of your achievements.

Your fifth and final sentence should summarize your professional experience and briefly state your desired career path. Be sure to include a mention of the position you are applying for.