Checkbox CV and Resume Planner
(Course Fee Includes ONE CV or Resume Grammar/Syntax Makeover) and Mobile Friendly Video and Audio GuidesWatch Promo
* Course Fee Includes One CV/Resume Grammar/Syntax check.
What makes a CV or Resume stand out?
How do you stand out in a competitive job market and make your resume stand from hundreds of applicants? Hiring supervisors have very little time to look at a CV or resume. That means, like a newspaper or blog article, the most important part must come first.
In a quick glance, I can see whether you are planning on working towards a leadership position or that you have or don’t have the experience I need. If I can’t do that in a glance, I move on because it is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure their qualifications match to my position not the other way around.
While you can send a CV/resume out to many people quickly, what you want to do is really take the time to customize it and make it clear that your qualifications match the job posting. A resume is not a static document, it changes with the job you are looking for and hoping to earn.
Correct Grammar and Syntax are not Optional
If someone makes errors in a document they present as a reflection of themselves, then the company can only think they are careless or will not ask for help. You don’t have to be an English major, there are plenty of people who love to “fix” a CV and resume for grammar and syntax and I am one of them. If a hiring manager is using their phone, it’s even more important they don’t swipe away from your document and an error signals a quick swipe and an opportunity to move on.
Making Sure to Use the Right Keywords
I also make sure the keywords from original job posting as those are the qualities that the company is looking for right now. While a job is not a residency, there still needs to be a match between the skills you have and the needs of the company. One way companies can sift through a pile quickly is to focus on keywords before actually even reading the resume or CV.
There is a lot to focus on in a CV and Resume, but if you check off all the boxes, you can get to an interview a lot quicker.
… let's get to work.
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Tony Guerra has been helping students transform their books into very high level works of writing.
However, time often gets in the way of creating a great book. In this course, I provide the templates and guides that can give you a jumpstart to make sure you get your letters and preparation done on time.
If you need one-on-one help, you can always contact me at [email protected]
PreviewCV 1 - What is the difference between a CV and a Resume
StartCV 2 - Overall Tips (15:03)
StartCV 3- Updating your CV
StartCV 4 - CV Content Part 1 (Education, Work Experience, Clinical Experience) (17:01)
StartCV 5 - CV Content Part 2 (Professional Activities & Service, Organizational Involvement, Honors & Awards, Licenses & Certifications) (15:51)
StartCV 6 - Additional resources
StartCV Template Link to UCSF CV and Resume
StartCV Template Link to University of Arizona