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How Can I Tailor My CV to Each Employer?

​You may be in the position where you are applying for a number of different job roles and whilst it may be tempting to bulk send a generic CV to all employers, a hiring manager will spot if you have done this from a mile off.

It is possible that they could disregard your CV in favour of someone who did take the time to write a tailored CV.

When you adapt your CV for a specific role or employer, you need to spell out to them why you are perfect for their position. Recruiters don’t have the time to read between the lines so make it obvious to them.

Here are a couple of ways to tailor your CV:

Make it personal

Directly name dropping the head of HR or hiring manager from a company. If you don’t know their name, take the initiative to search on LinkedIn or ring up and ask for it.

Mentioning names is also a good way to show that you have researched the company and how keen you are to progress.

Show you have read and understood the job advert

​Mention criteria, such as skills and experience, that have been included in the job description to show you have paid attention to exactly what will be required from you in the position.

Elaborate on relevant skills

Highlight how you would use your skills and experience if you were successful in the recruitment process and got the job.

You could detail on a specific project which you would be working on or highlight areas in the business which could be improved or expanded upon.

For example, if the role has the requirement of ‘coaching and developing junior team members,’ you could write, ‘Successfully headed up a sales academy to help junior team members grow within the business. 98% of the members passed the course successfully which enabled them to qualify for a raise in pay.’

Elaborating on a point is much more preferable than commenting on a generic skill.

Who is Spencer Clarke Group?

Formed in 2017, we're a multi-sector recruitment agency, specialising in a range of key disciplines within both the public and private sectors, offering permanent, temporary, contract and fixed term opportunities.

We currently specialise in 8 sectors:

  • Accountancy & Finance

  • Construction, Trades & Labour

  • Corporate Functions

  • Education & SEND

  • Health & Social Care

  • Housing

  • Interim & Executive

  • Surveying, Technical & Engineering

Candidates

If you’re searching for a new role, why not check out all our latest vacancies at spencerclarkegroup.co.uk/jobs now or upload your CV by visiting here

Employers

If you’re struggling to fill a role, why don’t you give us a call on 01772 954200 to see how we can help?

One of our Recruitment Consultants will be happy to listen to the challenges which you are facing and advise on the best possible solution for you.

Alternatively, you can discover more here or submit your vacancy by visiting here.