Your CV is one of the most important parts of your job hunt. In many industries including Insurance, you’re up against hundreds of people applying for the same role. Therefore, having an impressive and effective CV is extremely important as it will shape an employer’s first impression of you and will likely dictate if you make the initial round of the application process. To ensure that all our candidates excel throughout the hiring process here are some tips to make your CV stand out.
Use a professional format: Ensuring your CV is formatted in a professional and organised way makes it easier for the reader to follow it effortlessly and effectively. There are three main CV formats that have been shown to produce high results regarding continuing to the second round of interviews. The format follows a chronological order, skills–based and a combination of the two. A strong CV summary will allow the recruiter to identify if you’re a right fit for the role.
Emphasis relevant skills: Throughout the insurance industry many recruiters will want to see your skill level and what industry-based knowledge you attain. The industry involves the use of software and data analysis, so highlighting your proficiency with relevant softwares such as unwriting and insurance claims skills, will give you a higher chance of success.
Showcase your achievements and qualifications: While qualifications are essential in the industry it is also important to showcase your achievements. Using metrics and numbers to highlight your achievements in previous years helps employers understand the impact you’ve had in previous roles and how you could excel in the role in the future.
Highlight your soft skills: Whilst showcasing your technical skills is important, highlighting skills that showcase your personality is extremely important, this will allow the employer to know if the company is a good fit for you. Listing skills such as being sociable, being able to work in a team, and good communication are highly valued within companies.
Remember to proofread your CV thoroughly to ensure it is error-free and presents you as a highly qualified and competent candidate. If you’re interested in taking the next steps in your career apply with us today and we can find the perfect placement for you. Feel free to call us on 0203 225 5584 to discuss everything in further detail.