There are two big reasons that you need a good profile on your CV.
Your profile sits at the top of your CV between your header information (name and contact details) and the main body of your CV (career summary if it's reverse chronological and key skills and achievements if it's functional).
It may surprise you to know that not every CV is read all the way through (or even at all). If your cover letter is good, they will click on your CV. Typically only the top third to a half a page will appear on their screen, so you've got to make it count.
Lets look at an example:
Highly regarded Office Manager & Facilities Coordinator with exceptional organisational, communication and interpersonal skills gained through 15 years working with several leading global organisations. A track record of delivering excellent customer service to both internal and external clients and achieving significant cost savings. Respected for managing projects with a “can do” attitude, and proficient in working to tight deadlines in fast moving demanding environments
Key points to note:
Just remember to tweak your profile, and the rest of your CV, to target each role that you are going for. And remember to keep a copy of exactly what you sent to whom, so that when you go for interview you know what they know about you.
Check out the video which is a taster of what you'll find in the CV module of The Career Base Camp, your one-stop-shop for everything you need to manage your career.
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