Imagine you're perfect for a job role, you tick all the requirements and have a superb CV but there's only one problem....
.......Nobody knows it and your CV isn't getting seen!
When you are seeking employment or keeping an eye out for opportunities in hyper-competitive industries, the most daunting thing that is easily overlooked through ignorance or personal biased, is that there are so many others wanting the same things as you and these others, may have the same qualifications and experience as you.
A single role we apply for could have hundreds of applicants and that means, many CVs and applications may not get seen or given enough time for the potential to be realised. You get lost in the queue of applicants and natural wastage also falls at the way-side.
Your focus needs to be on qualifying yourself as soon as possible, which means, showing evidence that you satisfy the needed criteria of the role. You then need to make sure that your qualifying factors are actually seen.
With this in mind, it may be useful to consider the arrangement of your CV when sending it digitally via email. When your CV is opened via an email attachment and depending on the means by which it's opened, only the top half of your CV will be shown in the first instance. This means means that if the top half of your CV is executed poorly, the reader may not even bother to scroll down and read the rest of your CV.
The video below, explains the value of putting your application strengths at the
top of your CV and other strategies of quickly qualifying for a role.
As mentioned in the video above, there is a way you can qualify yourself for a role before worrying about your email or CV getting opened..... you can use the email subject title.
The email subject title is often undervalued and not used to its full potential. This single line is giving you the opportunity to state not only the role you are applying for, but also the chance to tick off some qualifying criteria.
If a company is advertising a sports coaching role and the applicant needs 5 years experience, your subject title might look something like 'Sports Coach with 5 Years Experience Applying for Sports Coach Role'. This already shows the recruiting party that you have what they are looking for and in turn, increases the likelihood of your email actually getting read. Hopefully, leading onto your CV attachment getting opened as well.
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