Optimizing your CV: our tips

Posted by Fed Finance Suisse in Our employment advice
Posted at 28/06/2023
Optimizing your CV: our tips
How can you optimize your CV and stand out from the many applicants who apply for jobs every day?Your CV is the key to a potential interview, so it is important to optimize it so you can seize every opportunity. Here are our advice on how to optimize it quickly.

Recruiters need to be able to recognize whether your profile matches the job opening in a matter of seconds.  To give yourself the best chance of success, your objective is to optimize your CV to facilitate this recognition. They pay particular attention to the clarity of your resume, both in content and form. Furthermore, they receive a large number of applications, therefore it is important that your application stands out from the crowd.

Update your information

First of all, it is essential to update your contact details (e-mail, telephone number, address, etc.). This information is fundamental, as it is your point of contact with recruiters. Do not forget to specify the languages you have learned since you last updated your CV, as well as your soft skills and any new software you've mastered.

Finally, if you have not already done so, add a link to your LinkedIn profile. Recruiters will appreciate this, as they are very active on this network. This will give recruiters a more complete overview of your skills without overloading your resume.

Opt for a simple and professional presentation

It is important to have a clean CV, so take care with the layout to make it as legible as possible. 

Pay attention to the size of your fonts and typefaces, and opt for standard choices. You can still prove your originality with an attractive design, but do not overdo it. Strike a balance between modern and traditional. Use professional language in line with the company’s sector of activity you are applying to. Use the keywords from the job description and highlight them by increasing the boldness. Make sure you choose an appropriate file name and document format. Finally, proofread your application and have it proof-read by those around you for advice and guidance, and to ensure that spelling and grammar are correct.

A resume is an invitation to meet someone, which is why it is important to take care with both content and form. By being concise and effective, as well as adding a touch of originality, you are likely to attract recruiters. Fed Finance is a recruitment firm specializing in finance, accounting and payroll positions, based in Geneva, Switzerland. Are you looking for a job or career development? Contact one of our consultants for advice and support in your search. Now that you have the keys to optimizing your CV, do not hesitate to send it to us via our spontaneous application form or by responding directly to one of our job openings.