Candidates who want to be successful must stand out from the crowd from the moment they decide to write their CV.
All employers want to hire proactive, dynamic people with good taste in the presentation of the curriculum (CV).
An old-fashioned CV makes you look boring, but a more modern-looking CV will help you to look creative and up with the times.
The job market is constantly evolving, therefore, the ideal Curriculum Vitae will change completely every two years. A decade ago, CVs were long and unstructured. Nowadays a CV must be seen as the candidate’s publicity.
These days it is easy to find fully editable CV models in Word, so there is no excuse if you are still writing CVs which look as if they have been mass–produced and are one-size fits all.
Take a look at this video where I talk about the CV models:
Banal cover letter (to be avoided!):
I am writing to apply for the position of beautician in your company…”
Captivating cover letter (to be adapted!):
I remember when my mum would get really annoyed with me for using up her best nail varnish, but I had no choice… my dolls had to have beautiful nails!
With time I left the dolls and began painting my friends’ nails at school. They said I was really good and so I got more and more into it – before I knew it I was doing my neighbours’ nails too. After each manicure, I would give them a relaxing massage using lovely creams and they would be in heaven, which made me happy too!
I enjoyed giving massages and doing people’s nails and the service soon became more than just a hobby and I began to see there was a future in it. And so I became a beautician. This meant I could learn and develop techniques for massages, facials, body and skin care, etc…
I have been following the news and updates your studio publishes on social media and could hardly believe my luck when I saw you were looking to recruit a new beautician.
I am available to come and talk to you and to show you what I can bring to your studio to help you become the number one beauty salon in town.”
I suggest that you use one of these fully editable and customisable cover letter templates (Word document):
This is a theme that I discuss in detail in the book “How to get a job in 30 days“. You can buy it here.