CV trends to follow in 2024

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Many people haven’t updated their CVs for several years. However, if they find themselves back in the job market, looking to take the next step in their career journey, they’ll need a CV that helps set them apart from other candidates. 

The UK job market in 2024 is focused on digitisation and AI (Artificial Intelligence). Employers are increasingly searching for candidates who possess the right technical skills and understanding. Aside from technical ability, there’s been a significant shift over the last few years for soft skills. Employers want to be confident that any new hires can demonstrate adaptability, creativity and emotional intelligence. 

Recruiters and employers can receive thousands of CVs every year, but you have the power to make yours unique and engaging. This is key to getting noticed in the competitive job market. 

Here, the experts at Zoom Recruitment take a look at some of the CV trends to follow in 2024.  

Show results rather than responsibilities

Beyond just listing your responsibilities, talk about your achievements. Use quantifiable metrics to showcase the impact of your contributions. For example, if your actions directly increased sales by 10 per cent, shout about this in your CV to help you stand out. 

Highlight your remote working skills 

Remote working isn’t for everyone, but the increasing shift to remote and hybrid working will only continue. Use your CV to highlight your skills in remote collaboration and proficiency in using remote working tools. This helps show that you can effectively manage your time and be productive whether at home or in the office. 

Add a personal development section 

Think about any training courses or online learning you have undertaken, and be sure to include them on your CV. Demonstrating your personal development can show that you value your professional development and are keen to progress in your career. It also shows traits such as motivation, dedication and ambition. 

Make it easy to scan

This one is twofold. Your CV should be easy to scan by eye and with an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). You can make your CV easy to scan by using a simple format that includes standard headings and relevant keywords that can be picked up by both an ATS and a human reviewer.

Tailor your CV to the job

Tailoring your CV to the job can be easily forgotten. However, different companies are now looking for different things – even if the role is the same – so sending a generic CV to multiple employers may not be the best way to stand out. Instead, you should consider creating a bespoke CV for each job description to help make your application more effective. 

Your recruitment partner 

Whether you’re looking for the next step in your career journey or want to attract the best talent for your business, Zoom Recruitment is here to help. 

With extensive knowledge and experience in the sectors we serve, we deliver traditional recruitment and executive search solutions to bring people together and ensure we match the right candidate with the right employer. 

We understand that every employer and candidate is unique. Get in touch to discuss your requirements and see how we can help.

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