Having trouble getting a job? Well, maybe it’s time to speak to a HR professional. On a daily basis, I interact with many candidates on who are desperately looking for jobs, and one thing I always note with a lot of concern is the poor quality of their CV’s.
You see, it’s not enough to just go to a HR firm near you to drop your CV in the hope of getting a job, whereas it doesn’t meet the standards required to get you the job.
Competition for jobs in Kenya today is very high and so are the required CV standards. It must look professional, clean and perfect for the job you are applying for (or close). And just like you invest in a good school in order to get quality education, it’s very important to invest in a well done CV,done by a professional.
Some HR experts and CV writing professionals like those at Corporate Staffing Services have been in the ‘job search’ industry for a long time and are very well equipped to give you the right advice you need to get you a job.
The unique benefits of investing in a professionally done CV.
1.The Professionals Get To Know You
When you choose to get professional help, the first thing that they do is talk to you in order to understand you as a person. Once this is done, they can get information that they feel will help sell you in the job market. These include; your skills, experience, the kind of job you are looking for e.t.c.
2.Taking a critical look at your CV
As the recruiter now feels conversant with your particular job needs, they now critically take a look at your CV. You will now be able to share more about your CV and how it is structured on a one-on-one basis. Focusing on your particular strengths and weaknesses.
Following a CV template online cannot beat the amount of advice and time a professional will give you on a one on one basis.
You are able to ask any questions you may be having and add information that the HR expert might feel is important for your CV and the particular job you are applying for.
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3. They Guide you
This is where you are shown what could be wrong with your CV and then advised on how to customize it to your particular job specification. This helps in narrowing down the skills that you have, which complement the job you are searching for.
Instead of going through the headache of trying to come up with a great CV on your own, especially when you feel stuck or not confident, a HR expert guides you on what’s important and what is not. This is very important for any job seeker!
They say knowledge is power.
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4. Decision making
After this is done, you get to make an informed decision on whether you want your CV to be professionally done or not.
It must be very expensive right? Wrong! The consultation is absolutely free of charge. Awesome, right? The only time you part with some cash is when you decide on whether to have the CV professionally done or not.
At the end of the day, sitting down with a professional to discuss your CV, career plan and challenges you any be having in your job search is a worthy investment.
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Susan is a Communications Officer at career Point Kenya. Got questions or comments? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org