#28 – Career Expert Series – Andrew Fennell from StandOut CV

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For This Episode of The Expert Series – we will be learning from London-based Resume Expert Andrew Fennell from StandOut CV.#28 – Career Expert Series – Andrew Fennell from StandOut CV

Episode Summary

1. The biggest challenge job seekers face is that they don’t necessarily receive enough replies or call backs for the applications they have submitted.

2. Bad formatting on your resume/ CV reduces your chances of winning the recruiters’ attention.

3. Before you create your resume, it is advisable to understand the job market, requirements,etc. – in that way you can customize a more effective resume/ CV.

4. The importance of having quantities/achievements in the resume / CV.

5. For new grads or junior candidates- how to optimize your resume when applying for your first corporate job.

6. Cover Letters are important. However, keep it short and succinct.

7. Practice and Prepare ahead of interviews. It will improve your odds.

8. Always follow-up by email to the hiring managers and recruiters thanking them for their time. It will help you stand out amongst other candidates.

Links

To learn more about Andrew Fennell’s work visit his website. Andrew can also be reached on Facebook or Twitter.


Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren Kickback

Ending Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush

Author: Nissar Ahamed

Nissar Ahamed is an accomplished Growth Hacker with extensive experience working as a Blogger, Content Creator and Editor. He is the Founder and Editor of the Award-winning Career Blog, CareerMetis. The Blog CareerMetis has a community focused approach to career discussion and has earnt Nissar great respect amongst his peers. View all posts by Nissar Ahamed