Making Your CV More Effective—a Monster guide
讓你的履歷更成功－－一份 Monster 指南
You've got the basic elements of your skills and experience down. Now you need to fine-tune your CV to ensure it's got the X factor that will have employers queuing up for your services. Your CV must make the reader believe you're a worthwhile product. Business people generally have the same objectives: profit, bigger market share, developing their business, and creating new products for their customers. They will look for candidates who will help them to achieve these objectives.
你已經將你的技能和經歷的基本要素寫下。現在你需要調整你的履歷來確保它有那 X 因素，讓雇主排隊等你來上班的因素。你的履歷必須讓讀者相信你是一個有價值的商品。商人通常都有同樣的目標：利潤、更大的市佔率、拓展事業，以及替顧客創造新產品。他們會尋找能幫助成就這些目標的候選人。
Whether you have two months' or 20 years' worth of experience, the rules are the same: Show what you've done or have the potential to bring to the table. Achievements come in all shapes and sizes and are different for every job. For some, you'll be able to show concrete evidence, such as percentage increases in sales or money saved by streamlining; for others, you will need to work harder to show that the influence you had on a project or task made a major impact.
Try to pick at least one specific example per job you've held and explain briefly how it improved the business. It can't be stressed often enough that your CV is designed to get you the interview, not the job. So remember not to delve into too much detail. Provide enough information to entice your potential employers to call you in so you can explain face to face the exact details of the tasks you've undertaken and the skills you've learnt. Be careful not to give valuable space to insignificant achievements. As you refine your CV, discard any content that is not selling you in the right way.
From management talk to obscure abbreviation, the world of business is packed full of cliches, and most of us hate them. Phrases such as team player, results-orientated, and good communicator are worthless without evidence. Be very careful of using abbreviations, especially if you're changing industry. The first person who evaluates your CV is usually somebody in the HR team, who may not be an expert in your field.
Technology has made everyone's life easier when it comes to recruitment. From uploading your CV to an online database so employers can pick out your skills to recording a video CV that gives employers a visual overview of what you can offer their company, your only limitation is your own creativity.
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- 「排隊等候」- Queue Up
Now you need to fine-tune your CV to ensure it's got the X factor that will have employers queuing up for your services.
現在你需要調整你的履歷來確保它有那 X 因素，讓雇主排隊等你來上班的因素。
- 「尋找」- Look For
They will look for candidates who will help them to achieve these objectives.
- 「能夠」- Be Able To
For some, you'll be able to show concrete evidence, such as percentage increases in sales or money saved by streamlining...
- 「鑽研、探究」- Delve Into
So remember not to delve into too much detail.
- 「談到...時」- When It Comes To
Technology has made everyone's life easier when it comes to recruitment.