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How to write an executive CV for IT leadership jobs

Here is a guide to writing a CV that will keep your reader engaged and excited to call you for an interview.

Consider the order
Take some time to consider the order of the information on your CV. To keep a reader engaged, you need to make sure you have the most relevant information at the top. Most people read from top to bottom, so don’t lose your reader’s attention with a dull section near the top of your CV.

A proper IT executive CV will follow a format that looks like this:

  • Name & contact info
  • Desired job title
  • Professional summary
  • Areas of excellence/key skills
  • Work experience
  • Education

The desired job title is something that many CVs fail to include, but it is absolutely essential.

Add your desired job title to the top of your CV. The desired job title should match the title of the job you are applying for. This is an easy edit that causes the reader to immediately see that you are relevant for the position.

If you aren’t familiar with ATS, it’s software that is used to help with the applicant screening process.

There are two main ways to make sure your CV plays nicely with ATS.

First, use ATS-friendly formats/designs. Many CV writers will advertise whether their CVs are ATS compatible. Most experts can tell in a matter of seconds if a CV is ATS compatible. One clear giveaway to know a CV is not ATS compatible is if it has icons, charts, graphs or other images. Read more via ComputerWeekly

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