Jonathan Blain is a Bestselling Author and Thought Leader, a Job Hunting and Career problem Solving Expert.
Your CV Document is Actually Just The Tip of The Iceberg
Writing a CV / Resume is straight forward isn’t it, get a template or use a CV / Resume builder software, enter your details and it’s a case of job done! That is what most people think, but it simply isn’t true, if you want to get the best results possible.
If you want to be really competitive, and maximise the chance of success, you need to take CV and Resume writing to the highest level. When you take your CV and Resume writing to the highest level, you begin to realise that your CV / Resume document is actually just the tip of a very big iceberg.
When you are writing your CV and Resume, you are desperate to know what it should look like, how long it should be, how to lay it out, what to put in, and what to leave out. Almost every book and piece of advice you will find on CV and Resume writing addresses these things. It is difficult to think what else might be involved?
I’d like you to think about my favourite analogy of sport, because I think there are big similarities in job hunting, both are invariably competitions, and the objective is to compete and win. You can choose to play a sport at any level. The better your skills at playing the sport, the more successful you are likely to be. A very strange thing happens when you reach a certain level, and most people are not even aware of it, it stops just being just about the skills of the sport you are playing. If for example, your sport is tennis, you can perfect your shots and your ability to hit the ball faster and more accurately, and it will make a big difference to your success, but suddenly you reach a point, where other factors, other than your pure tennis playing skills comes in. These could be things like fitness, diet and nutrition, physiology, muscle strength, stamina, psychology, attitude, mind-set, equipment, technical nuances, competitor analysis, game plans, strategy, tactics, clothing, self-perception, beliefs etc. The variables can be infinite, I’ve even heard experienced commentators talk about the personal support of family and friends, happiness etc. all having an impact on success.
CV / Resume writing isn’t tennis, but the variables and factors that impact success can be just as varied and just as great; in fact some of them can be the same as top sports people’s variables like knowledge, understanding, attitude, beliefs, desire etc. There is a different world and set of considerations and variables in CV / Resume writing that most people aren’t even aware of, in fact like an iceberg, there is way more below the surface that you don’t see, unless you put on your scuba tank and enter the icy water, to see what lies beneath the surface.
Once you know there is way more below the surface than you can imagine, you can start to make new discoveries, and realise that you have the possibility to be considerably more in control of the outcome of writing your CV / Resume than you could ever think possible.
I can’t go into all the details in this article, suffice to say there is another level. When you take your CV / Resume writing to the highest level, you can access this new world, where you can:
You have to start:
If you would like to do these things, I can help you.
I hope I have been of service to you.