Should I use a standard CV

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Q: Is it advisable to have a standard CV that you send to every potential employer or is is better to customise every CV to the job applied to?


A: You should tailor your CV for each job you apply for. This increases your workload, but can improve your results. 

When applying to different types of jobs your CV could require major overhaul. When applying for similar types of jobs it may just require tweaking. 

The same rules apply to cover letter writing. The key to successful CV writing is (a) understanding the job requirements, and (b) show how you meet those requirements/add value.