Job search is a common starting point for any candidate: creating a CV with personal information, work experience and academic training. However, not all this information will be equally valuable in each job vacancy and may even end up hurting the candidate's chances of winning that job.
Once a well structured and presented draft document is created, it is time to customise the CV to the job. The objective of creating personalised CVs for each company is to highlight the most important information for the position and to eliminate any unnecessary details, thus presenting the most suitable profile to fill the vacancy. But how does one customise the CV to a job application?
Research the company
The first step to customise the CV is to look for information about the company. Consulting their website, any news in the press or other job offers provides an overview of the company's stability, mission and values, the products or services it offers and the needs it may have in the future. It is about getting an overview of the company before highlighting the main points in the CV.