“If I see ‘outside the box’ on your resume, it’s going ‘in the box,’” said Reginald Wilson, founder and president of InGaj.
A CV is a marketing tool to get you the interview, so avoid cliches whenever possible. Wilson presented these and other quick CV tips at Devex’s 6th Annual Career Forum in Washington March 28.
Wilson also noted that listing objectives at the top of a CV isn’t always the most effective way to market yourself, “especially when they say something like ‘I wish to leverage my personal abilities in management to overcome’ … you just gave me five seconds of absolute nothing,’” Wilson said.
Watch the video to learn what he recommended instead, as well as several ways to format your experience that every employer will appreciate.