Ticking The Boxes With Your CV
When a hiring manager picks up a CV, they’re generally not looking forward to it. Its a task that needs to be done and what happens, with a typical CV, is that its generally below standard. Here are a few pointers to make sure you CV ticks the right boxes :
- business analysts need to show great written communication and that’s what your CV needs to demonstrate. If there’s errors in grammar or spelling then it looks bad. The hiring manager has got a cross against your application. The language you use has to be appropriate as well so choose your words wisely.
- part of being a good analyst is presentation and knowing what style conveys the right message. This too, is demonstrated in your CV by how it is presented. Is the line spacing too sparse or broad? Are there too many different fonts and too many different sizes? You don’t need to be CV style king, but you do need to have a CV that is readable and generally pleasing to the eye.
- there are common standards in business analysis documentation as there is in writing a CV. Do you have your key personal details at the top? Is the CV 2 pages or less? Have you got your job history in chronological order? Common standards that are commonly prescribed need to be adhered to. Not doing so will stand out and serve to be another negative point of your application.
There are a number of aspects that not only conform to acceptable standards but will raise your CV’s profile and get you an interview. Have you covered all those points in your CV?