Companies with a strong sustainability message and CSR program allow employees to make an impact on the world around them. The ability to make a difference is becoming increasingly important to the younger generations about to enter the workforce. If they want to be professionally desirable and stand out as one of the new breed of Sustainable People, they need to showcase their talent, and the best way to do this is through an eye-catching résumé.
A résumé is not just a presentation of your skills, education and work history, it is a presentation of you as a person. To the trained HR professional, a CV gives some insight into a person’s level of organisation, confidence, style and (to some extent) their capacity for verbal and numerical reasoning.
If you’re stressing about making sure your résumé is up to scratch, there are plenty of templates out there for you to use. Try and stay away from the red/green colours (the person reading it may be colourblind – more often than you think) and remember – less is more. Keep it simple and to the point. With this in mind, here are 27 different CV’s from our friends at Buzzfeed to inspire you (although I would stay away from 7, 8, 16, 17, 23 & 25, there’s a bit too much happening for them to be easily read).
Whilst these examples are geared towards graphic design professionals and aren’t appropriate for every job, they are generally a good examples of clear and concise skills presentation, and detail the important information that needs to be included. Try them out and do your own research into what suits you best – don’t be afraid to ask for help because there will be things you miss that you won’t even know to look for!
Best of luck applying for that next job: get your foot in the door and chase that world-changing opportunity you’ve always dreamed about!