Covering all bases with your CV for potential employers
Covering all bases
Have you ever thought to yourself what do I really want to do? How does this look on my CV? What will people think of me as I’ve moved between careers and industries?
Ever heard the phrase ‘Jack of all trades and master of none’? Well Jack, now is your time!
Most people nowadays have moved between industries and have tried lots of different things to identify their favourite career, their passion and their drive.
You may have worked in retail, you may have experience selling cars in the automotive industry, may have gone into office work. What you may not realise is that you now are a very valuable team asset. You have experience dealing with a variety of different customers, working within different companies and different teams. You will have undergone quite rigorous training for all roles and probably learnt a lot more than even you realise.
Don’t get me wrong – some employers want people from the industry they’re in and will not look outside of that box and that’s ok. But eventually that pool of people will run out.
For employers and recruiters, if they are looking outside of their industry for new talent they will focus on the key point – how long have you been in each job for? As long as employers see that you were working at each company for a couple of years or more and can feel the passion for each role you’ve had – that is your unique selling point. Equally, some people have been working at one company for the majority of their working life and that is also equally as appealing to employers.
Employers now want people from all walks of life who have the experience that you might have, be it longevity with one company or experience within a few companies and industries.
With My Virtual Self you can create a profile and put in as much detail as you want to explain what you did in each position you’ve held. You don’t need to worry about the size of it as it’s a profile telling employers about you, what you’ve done, what you’ve achieved and much more.
Don’t be put off Jack – you are the master of the trades and now is the time to tell the world. Head to www.myvirtualself.com for more information.