CV Design

How to Design your CV for the Industry – Recruiter’s Perspective

Transforming your Academic CV to a CV that your industry understands and finds appealing. Make your online CV on digital platforms such as LinkedIn searchable for recruiters and hiring managers.

Questions you might have

  • What is the difference between an academic CV and an industry CV?
  • Can my CV be four pages long?
  • When should I write my résumé?
  • Should I include a picture?
  • What are recruiters looking for?
  • Is it important to include a short profile description?

Talk about what you do, not what you have done

In this Workshop, you will learn the most important differences between an academic CV and an industry CV or Resume. Where an academic CV describes your academic merits such as academic positions, titles, honour and awards, publications, administration and teaching experience, an industry CV must be tailored towards the industry that you want to work in. This includes using the right industry lingo and hitting all the marks that recruiters want to see in a job seeker.

During the workshop, we will help you to optimize your CV by guiding you through your own Personal Inventory. Your Personal Inventory summarizes your hard-, soft-, and transferable skills. To develop an outstanding CV, you need to find your answer to the following question: What do I want my next career step to be? Your CV needs to focus on the future, not your past. We will show you how to compile an attention-grabbing CV that will compel recruiters to find you your dream job.

“By constructing a clear, well-designed CV and Resume, you will increase your chances to be selected by recruiters and hiring managers for an interview”

Key takeaways

  • Why it is important to tailor your CV to specific job adds
  • Why you need to write a CV showing what you want to do
  • How can you better understand your skills and match them to the job market
  • Dare to be personal – it is your CV!
  • Understanding job ads – What’s the key message behind the text?
  • Be brave and remove skills that not relevant for the industry from your CV
  • Why a short presentation in your CV is important

It’s OK to write your CV the way you want as long as you follow these guidelines

  • You match your skills to the job ad
  • Your CV is personal and indicates what you can contribute to an organisation
  • Your CV is easy to understand for recruiters and hiring managers
  • Your CV doesn’t take too long to read
  • You describe your goals and objectives clearly
  • You don’t use academic vocabulary and terminology

Transforming your CV for the digital world: Learn to understand the selection process done by robots and algorithms

“You have a CV! It’s time to understand the digital selection process used by recruiters and digital platforms such as LinkedIn”

The digital world is controlled by ATS (Application Tracking Systems) and algorithms. LinkedIn, for example, drives the CV selection process according to skills and job titles that are listed on members’ profiles. As a result, it is necessary to tailor and “skills-design” your CVs towards specific job ads.

Recruiters and companies with an HR department routinely use an Application Tracking System (ATS) to find their new breed of talent. During the workshop, we will show you how an ATS works, how companies use LinkedIn to find candidates, and how searchable you are on LinkedIn. For a deeper understanding, of this topic, go to my workshop “LinkedIn” on the Workshops and Webinar page. Contact us for more information today.