Digital Job Search: Our top CV tips
So you’re about to start a digital job search, which means there’s only one thing to do. It’s time to dig out your CV for a refresh! We can assume by now that you have your own approach and method for your CV. After all, it is a summary of YOUR work history and experience.
However, we wanted to offer some advice to get you in the right mindset in your search for the digital role that is right for you. From studying a job specification to simple changes to your CV, we are here to help you!
Starting your digital job search
There could be a number of reasons one searches for a new digital job. Whatever your motivations are, it’s important to have your list of job essentials at the forefront of your search. It’s not just about what aspects of a role you match, but also ensuring the job matches your requirements too. Here are some things you can consider…
- Salary: Research the digital jobs market, seeing what others in your current position earn – does the potential role offer the salary you deserve?
- Location: Is the commute an easy one for you? Furthermore, does the role offer hybrid/remote working if this is something you would like?
- Role responsibilities: Of course, you want to make sure you can match the duties outlined in the role. However, don’t be afraid to go for roles that also offer challenges – that is what career progression is all about.
- The company: When you find a job you like the sound of, there is plenty of room for deeper research. Employee reviews will help you gather an understanding of company culture and the team. You can also explore their social media channels to get a feel for how they interact within the team.
Tailoring your digital CV
By reading the job specification closely, you’ll quickly identify what this specific employer is looking for. Read deeper to discover their priorities and necessities. For example, are they really highlighting the need for a specific skill? If so, you should include your skills and experience immediately after your profile summary. When it comes to digital roles, here are some key things to include.
- A profile summary: Immediately demonstrate to the employer what you are made of with an introduction about you. This is a great chance to stand out too. Pick out three or four points from the job advert and address them in your summary. It will immediately show your confidence and ability to do the job.
- A technical/digital summary: In this field, you have to shout about your digital skills and achievements. Highlight your experience with within your digital specialism and any tools or channels you have used. If the role is calling for something specific, make sure there is plenty of focus on this.
- Emphasise your latest roles: What did you learn and achieve in your current role that will make you right for the one you are applying for? Always begin with your most recent position – include dates and months of employment for each.
- Stats and figures are your friend: If you are talking about a success or an area you helped a company improve, use stats to back it up.
- Your hobbies: It’s great to have hobbies, but do employers always need to see them? Perhaps you can include times you used your skills in digital to help others or volunteer capacity?
How can TechNET Digital help your digital job search?
If you’re about to start the search for your next digital job, let us help. You can head to our registration page, where you can connect with one of our recruitment consultants. We look forward to helping you!