Using your resume
Up to 70% of jobs are filled without ever being advertised! Once you have created your resume, you'll want to put it to good use!
Resumes have more traditionally been forwarded in response to a job advert, however statistics indicate that these days up to 70% of jobs are filled without ever being advertised!
A ConnectCV resume is perfectly at home in a traditional job application, in fact its optimised layout and interactive features will give your prospects of landing the role a significant boost!
Applying for a job with your resume
Most job ads these days require applications to be emailed. An emailed application would typically consist of a brief introductory email with your cover letter and resume attached.
Your email should include the job title and any job specific information such as an employer job code in the subject to ensure that it does not get lost in the employer's inbox. When attaching your resume and cover letter, make sure they are virus-free and in an acceptable format. A PDF is generally regarded as the safest and most acceptable format for attachments.
If you do not have access to the internet then you can always mail or fax your resume, or even hand it over in person. When using these methods, remember to include a cover letter clearly explaining the position you are seeking, and print your resume in black ink on clean, white paper.
ConnectCV makes job applications effortless, automatically attaching a PDF of your nominated resume and cover letter as well as including a WebLink to your ConnectCV resume for even greater impact.
Promoting yourself with your resume
Pro-actively forwarding your resume to employers is a great way of demonstrating enthusiasm and interest in their organisation.
One limitation with this approach is that by the time the employer gets round to viewing it, your resume can often be out of date. It's also very difficult for your resume to stand out when it's tucked away in a filing cabinet or database.
A ConnectCV resume is a live web document! By linking it directly to employers, you deliver powerful, real-time information on your skills and availability, ensuring that you're among the first to hear of their next suitable job role.