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Top Tips for updating your CV for 2022

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If your new year's resolution is to find a new job in 2022, make sure you make time for updating your CV (& LinkedIn profile).

If you're looking to make a career move this year, you'll need to make sure that your CV is up-to-date and ready to be fired off when that perfect job comes a'calling... 


Top tips for updating your CV for 2022

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1.  Update your experience

Whilst this seems obvious, it's good practice to update your CV each year so it's ready to be tweaked and sent off when the need arises.

The past few years have been 'different' to say the least, and you're bound to have gained some bonus skills and experience - both soft and technical.

Have you become more tech savvy? Were you furloughed and did you spend your time doing any online learning? Have you needed to manage your team remotely and what skills have you built or enhanced because of this? Are you more resourceful, adaptable, or confident in your own abilities than before? 

2. Remove outdated information

Don't forget this part of refreshing your CV.  It's important to remove anything that is no longer relevant to the job you're looking for, and make sure you update the language and terms you may be using if necessary.  

This step will help focus the CV and make sure it's ready to be sent off as soon as you see your perfect position being advertised or you get that call from your network.

3. Upgrade your soft skills

Those soft skills, once put at the end of the CV almost as an apology, are rightly now recognised as being incredibly important.

Your ability to communicate and collaborate effectively, learn quickly and be resilient through change should not be downplayed.  Emotional intelligence is key and if you've got these skills, flaunt them.

Hiring managers want to see that you're a team player and won't be a toxic addition to their business.

4. Refresh your personal statement 

The personal statement (we could even call it your elevator pitch) on your CV provides hiring managers (& recruiters) with a summary of who you are, your skills and experiences. It's the part that can make you stand out vs other candidates if you get it right.

Make sure you update it with any new skills and experience (especially those that are relevant to the industry or role you're looking for).

5. Don't be afraid to show employment gaps

If you have gaps in your CV, especially due to the economic turmoil caused by Covid-19, don't be afraid to mention them. They're part of your journey to who you are now.

There can be many reasons for work history gaps from redundancy to maternity to serious illness amongst others. It's ok to have these on your CV, just make sure you're prepared to talk about them should you be asked.

Oh, don't forget to mention anything you did or achieved whilst you were out of work e.g. online courses or volunteering whilst on furlough or developing a ninja-like ability to organise and juggle tasks etc.

6. Ensure your personal details are correct

Have you changed your name, moved house or even got a new mobile number, or email address?

Don't forget to update these details so that hiring managers and recruiters can contact you! It seems obvious but it's surprising how many times a CV arrives with a typo or incorrect detail.  Make yourself easy to get hold of!

7. Remove outdated information

Don't forget this part of refreshing your CV.  It's important to remove anything that is no longer relevant to the job you're looking for, and make sure you update the language and terms you may be using if necessary.  

This step will help focus the CV and make sure it's ready to be sent off as soon as you see your perfect position being advertised or you get that call from your network.


If you're looking to move job this year give our team a call - they'd love to chat to you about what you're looking for.

Looking for a job in ecommerce or digital?  Here's our current jobs listing.


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