How to Make UK CV for a Job Interview

Resumes are sort of gateways between the life you have right now and the life that you want in the UK.
Now you could be supremely talented and brilliant at your job but unless you know the hiring manager personally, which is really unlikely. Your resume is your representative out there it is supposed to build your case.

There are some things your resume shouldn’t have, which is why today we’re talking about the top things you must absolutely remove from your resume right now to land that job in the UK so there are certain things that are absolute red flags in a CV and they are almost certain to get your CV rejected so that effectively means that you might actually lose the battle before it’s even begun so if you’ve been trying to land a job in the UK unsuccessfully for a while now ask yourself if you are guilty of some of these mistakes now a really common mistake a lot of people make is including too much information in their CVS and usually in the form of long paragraphs now I understand that you might want to communicate a lot of things and often we think that if we take out this small bit of information. This might have been the bit of information that helped us land the job so obviously you’re resistant to taking out that information. Long paragraphs are a really difficult to read and consumed too much time and see they make you guilty of over sharing.

Always remember that recruiting managers are also people doing jobs and on a daily basis they have to sift through 50 or hundreds of CVS and honestly they have deadlines as well just like all the rest of us do you really think they have the time to sit and read elaborate paragraphs by adding all of these long
paragraphs, you’re not doing them any favours and you’re certainly not doing yourself any either. Now here’s what you should do instead, first use bullet points. secondly if you have a bullet point make sure it doesn’t go beyond one or two lines at Max keep it short.

Avoid sentences, do not overshare and keep it as concise as possible now another mistake a lot of people are guilty of is using acronyms and the challenge is that very often these acronyms are specific to your workplace or your industry which means that there’s a possibility that the recruiter who’s looking at your CV especially if they’re not from the same industry is not familiar with these terms even worse if an ATS system is looking at your CV it might entirely skip your CV because it is not looking for keywords and it doesn’t recognise these keywords so even though you’ve put in the work and you’ve done exactly what they’re looking for that role the system might just skip your CV entirely the same goes for buzzwords that are again common in your industry but either the ATM system doesn’t know it or the recruiting manager doesn’t know it there’s no point in adding them so here’s what you should do instead avoid acronyms.

Avoid buzzwords it might cost you a few more words to explain. It might be a little lengthier because of that but it is absolutely worth it now the next mistake a lot of people are guilty of is adding unrelated work experience so you’v probably put in the work over the years you’ve spent a considerable amount of
time and doing a particular job you’re probably really good at it so naturally your first inclination will be to include it in your resume but what you need to do is ask yourself how’s this information relevant to the role that you’re applying for and by sharing this will this increase your chances of Landing the job or not if the answer is no and you need to take a hard good look at this point be brutally honest because there’s no point in you fooling yourself right you’re the only one who lose if the information is not relevant no matter how much time you’ve spent doing it no matter how many accolades you’ve unfold if it is not relevant to the role that you are applying for take it off. So here’s what you should do instead star from the very top and go all the way till the bottom of your CV with a fine tooth comb look for any information that might not be relevant to either the role or the job you’re applying for and if it doesn’t add value please take it out now.

Tell me this why are your adding your full address to the CV. I mean what are you expecting. Do you expect the hiring manager to send you flowers that doesn’t happen. By the way so then what is the point of putting your whole address. I understand for some roles especially if you’re applying outside the country some people might want to know which city you’re based out of or which country you’re based out of but no one needs to know anything beyond that so if your CV has details of your house number, your building number, your flat number. Please take it off it doesn’t help in any way.

The next biggest mistake is I used my Hotmail address now let me give you a little background I created a Hotmail address when I was in school and I couldn’t find Gmail address, where which had my full name so I just continued using the Hotmail address and when I realised how outdated it was and that the recruiter would probably be laughing as well so I immediately went and created a Gmail account. One way or the other and have been using that ever since now please don’t be like me here’s what you should do instead if you have an email ID which is neither an Outlook ID nor a Gmail ID. Please go create one and please start using that in your series because it looks a a lot more updated and in like with times and be a lot more professional and please for God’s sake don’t add your Corporate email by mistake trust me I have seen people do this I have received series with that they’ve made an obvious typo and they’ve not bothered to look at it now.

The sixth mistake a lot of people make is adding their hobbies and interests Put it mildly. Stop it okay seriously, let’s be logical for a moment now assume you like playing the guitar and you’re applying for the role of a project manager how does your ability to play the guitar affect your ability to do your job as a project manager in any way. If you can play the guitar well does that mean you’re going to meet your Project’s deadlines no absolutely not. so basically there’s no connection between the two and while you might think that the hiring manager wants to know more about your personality not really they don’t want to know your hobbies they are going to judge your personal character that’s going to be when they have a face-to-face interview or the first round of interviews with you. They’re not going to judge you basis whether you play the guitar or read books it really doesn’t matter now. However if your hobbies or your interests are related to the role you are applying for you might want to reconsider so for instance if you’re applying for a finance role but you like dabbling with crypto at this side that’s absolutely something you can consider adding in because it actually is related to the job you’re applying for and it shows that you have an interest in it.

Here’s what you should do instead again go through your resume and ensure that unless you have absolutely nothing to fill in your CV and your refresher or you’re looking for an internship please take out the entire hobbies and interests section because it’s not helping your career unless unless it’s extremely relevant to the role that you are applying for.

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