CV Writing – How You Might Need To Change Your Approach In The Digital Age

Hi, it's Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements.

In this video, I want to talk about CV writing and CV writing in the context of the change in the way in which CVs are being reviewed.

Now, once upon a time when you submitted a CV, you could almost be guaranteed that some sort of human being would go through the CV.

Use some sort of criteria are to assess each CV and decide who was interviewed and who wasn't.

These days it's more likely, particularly if you are applying for jobs in big organisations, to find that the organisation is using some sort of software to assist in the shortlisting process.

So what does that mean for you if you're an accountant who is actually going out there trying to secure interviews for their next role?

Well, if this stats, that is up to 70 percent of people are been rejected on the basis of review by technology, what's going to become really important is the keywords in your CV.

And for me, what that really means is you're going to have to state things that maybe you think, well, that's really, really obvious.

So you can have to spell out your skills technically.

You're going to have to spell out your skills in terms of leadership, management, your interpersonal skills, your communication skills, your business skills, your digital skills.

Because if you don't, there's a chance that in this new world you will end up being rejected for opportunities where you're a good fit because you haven't made sure that you've got the relevant content in your CV.

So my call to action for this video is simple.

Go through your CV right now.

Think about whether it actually contains the keywords that a piece of technology is going to be looking for when it's going through that review process and if not, make some changes.

Thanks for watching.