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10/11/2023
For talents
Are you looking for a new job and want to optimize or rewrite your CV? A professional CV will make the right impression on your future employer. Here are seven tips to help you do just that.

Tip no. 1: Tailor-made for the job advertisement

To score points in the application process, it is important to tailor your CV to the specific requirements of the job advertisement. Go through the advertisement carefully and identify the key qualifications and experience that are required. Your details of work experience, skills and achievements should be tailored to this. You can safely omit any superfluous details from previous jobs that are not mentioned in the job advertisement.

Tip no. 2: Highlight successes and results

Highlight the successes and results you have achieved in your previous positions. Use measurable indicators such as numbers or percentages in your CV to show the added value you have created for your previous employers. If you have certificates or training in the professional field in question, you should definitely include this. This will underline your qualifications.

Tip no. 3: Include a digital presence

Depending on the type of position you are applying for, it can be beneficial to mention your digital presence in your CV. Include links to your LinkedIn profile, personal website or other relevant online presences if they are relevant to the job in question. In some cases, you can also refer to work samples. Make sure that your online profiles are up to date during the application process and convey the desired image of yourself in the professional environment.

Tip no. 4: Bring in the personal touch

It goes down well to add a personal touch to your CV. If necessary, add a short summary or diagram describing your professional strengths, goals and passions. Give a little insight into your personality. Maximum 2 to 3 sentences. But avoid revealing too much private information about yourself.

Tip no. 5: Pay attention to design and spelling

Keep the design clear and choose a font that is easy to read. An appealing resume is always characterized by clarity and clarity. Use headings and bullet points to structure the text. Careful spelling and grammar make a professional impression. It is best to have someone proofread your CV at the end. An error-free CV speaks for you.

Tip no. 6: Authenticity is the key

Don't forget to remain authentic in your CV. Don't exaggerate your skills and experience. An authentic and honest CV builds confidence and shows that you are confident in your strengths and experience. You are good the way you are!

Tip no. 7: Use our free CV tool with AI

You can now create your CV with the help of our free CV tool. The artificial intelligence will generate a top CV for you in a matter of seconds, which you can polish with the tips mentioned above. With Znapp, you also have the option to securely save your CV and use it outside of Znapp if your employer of choice is not connected to us.

We wish you every success! 

Sandra Gehde Senior HR Consultant

„Applying must be easy – just like a coffee in between “ Frustration with CVs and cover letters doesn't have to be, Sandra Gehde, non-fiction author and expert in HR management, is convinced of this. After training in the field of photography, she made a career change into HR management, where she worked successfully as a personnel manager for 13 years.

Today, she works as an HR Senior Consultant at Znapp. She lives with her family in the east of Munich, where she also writes thrillers – more exciting than life.

Publications:

  • „Application to go“ published by Metropolitan Verlag 2019, new edition 2023
  • „Ausbildungsplatzsuche für Durchstarter“ published by Stark Verlag 2016

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