Something I learned about presenting my resume in Australia.

When it came to introducing myself in certain places that had caught my attention when walking the streets of St. Kilda back in 2018, I quickly understood that I wanted to be selective with the copies of my resume that I was distributing, and when I did it from my phone. I had to do it in such a way that I could attract attention and stand out in my first 20 to 30 seconds.

I quickly understood:

- I had to email my CV at a certain time of the day.

- Go at certain moments in the morning when I knew there weren't many customers and Managers had a moment to chat with me.

So here are my 5 biggest learnings and reflections when designing your CV to present in Australia.

-There is no perfect curriculum as each recruiter or professional always has a perspective of what is ideal.

-It must be clear, concise and direct, and be clearly divided into parts so that the reader can assimilate relevant information easily.

-I firmly believe that LESS IS MORE!     I’m not against more than 2 pages, but considering you need an epic 1 page that paints who you are.  a first page that captures their attention for first impression. stats show you have 30seconds review time so make it easy on the reader!

-Study the place you are applying and think a bit how you could fit in the team. What’s the vibe they show in social media, what you can perceive in their website, what are their beliefs or principles, what you can see from their staff, what they transmit to you that you can learn and understand where you can fit in the team or contribute to them. All this can help you to have a clear vision of what you want to write to hit the target of what they are looking for.

- Impress with your skills and by how you want solve problems with the team Don’t focus on super technical words to impress or show that we know what we are talking about. Many times, these resumes are filtered by people who isn’t related or a specific professional in the role. So, they don’t know what you are trying to say, but problem solving and having a team's mindset is universal. Focus on the problems your team or you as a team player solved, what was your role, what specific part did you contribute to solve that issue or problem.

- Bonus tip: When shaping your CV (resume).

- For those of us who come from Hispanic countries, we are often used to including a photo in our presentation, which is not bad, it is just something that is not so common in Australia. This is because here the employer seeks to know more about you as an inclusion to their workforce and not so much for an appearance.

-All candidates should have the same opportunity and be evaluated for their skills and ways of thinking when solving problems

Author: Juan Vanoli

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