How to Advertise Yourself
Your CV is an advert for you. The question is: does it make people want to buy?
CV Tips from our friend Katie Palmer, professional copywriter. Borrow these copywriting tips to make your CV stand out from the crowd…
1. Show, don’t tell
Broad statements make your writing ambiguous. To build trust and confidence, be specific.
? Strong digital marketing experience
? Five years’ experience running Google ad campaigns
2. Verbs trump nouns
When cramming a career on to a page, every word counts. This trick saves characters and makes your writing sound more human.
? I made a decision
? I decided
3. Active voice FTW
Using the passive voice might feel modest, but this is your time to shine. Flip that sentence and lead with your achievement.
? A 2,000-word report was produced
? I produced a 2,000-word report
4. Cull To Be kind
Inspect every word: does it add meaning? If not, get rid. The hiring manager will thank you for shorter, scannable sentences.
? Due to the fact that
5. Exaggeration kills authenticity
Overused superlatives sound insincere. Instead, use your imagination and be honest.
? I’m passionate about marketing automation
? I’m a left-brain processes-person who finds efficient automation more relaxing than meditation
Feel free to contact Katie on firstname.lastname@example.org for a one-to-one copywriting workshop.