CV Tips for Digital Marketers and Ecommerce Professionals
Tips And Advice
Did you know that some employers take less than 6 seconds to scan you CV? It's not long is it - so KEEP IT SIMPLE. It may seem obvious, but it still surprises me how many people forget to do this.
I also get asked whether being creative will help someone stand out. Whilst creativity can show your personality it can also be distracting and add unecessary complexity (the opposite of what you're aiming for). Ask yourself whether your creative approach showcases a particular skill that the job requires? If it does, then it could be worth a punt (as long as you always have in mind that the end result should remain simple and clear).
There's nothing wrong with a bit of imagination to give a dull CV a boost, but only if it is adding value.
This is often referred to as the 'bio' and is where you introduce yourself, your experience and your motivations. It's the first point at which you can make yourself stand out from the crowd and peak enough interest to persuade the hiring manager to read further.
Keep it interesting, memorable and succinct.
Outline your employment history clearly and concisely;
It's always advisable to include a sentence or two describing any company which might not be a household name (for example, a fintech startup or niche brand) so that a hiring manager or recruiter doesn't spend time 'googling' it. You may know who they are and what they do, but not everyone will (and not everyone will take the time to find out).
Digital Marketing and Ecommerce roles are often geared towards delivering financial value to a company and you want to be able to communicate that you bring experience alongside results.
It's important you demonstrate what you have achieved and the impact of you're actions on the business.
Don't forget to add all those key technical skills you've built up. Whether it's expertise on a particular platform or tool, or being a whizz on Google Analytics, PPC or SEO, highlighting your technical knowledge (especially in the world of digital marketing and ecommerce) will help your CV get ahead.
My advice is to think about the relevant skills you have which mean you can hit the ground running on day one.
It is important you tailor your CV to the role you're applying for and cover the details that are mentioned within the job description.
Ultimately it should be cystal clear as to why you are the best person for the job!
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