JOB SEEKERS LOSE OUT BY FILLING CVs
JOB SEEKERS LOSE OUT BY FILLING CVs WITH WAFFLE
New campaign for job seekers to produce the ultimate waffle-free CV in 140 characters
Jobseekers are missing out on interviews and new jobs by producing poorly-written CVs full of meaningless waffle. According to Workthing, the UKs leading online career management service, over 60% of CVs contain so much irrelevant trivia that recruiters reject them immediately.
To help candidates resolve the CV waffle problem Workthing has launched a competition for jobseekers to produce a Twitter-sized 140-character CV to prove that your vital career information can be condensed to the essentials.
Gareth Lloyd, Director of Workthing, said: First impressions count. In a normal CV, candidates have two pages to sell themselves, but so many CVs waste time and space on waffle and jargon. The waffle adds nothing to a CV, other than distracting from a candidates skills and experience. Were encouraging job seekers to focus on achievements not adjectives, facts not fluff.
A survey of Workthing clients identified the top five CV waffle turn-offs:
Able to work alone or as part of a team
Dynamic and enthusiastic
Enjoy reading and spending time with my young family
To demonstrate that a CV can be really concise, the Workthing resident industry expert, The Career Insider, is challenging jobseekers to distil their CV down to a single 140-character Tweet.
Lloyd continues: We want to help people hone their CV-writing skills and see the error of their waffling ways by taking the CV to its most condensed form literally 140 characters or less.