How NOT to name your CV
by Callum Moore
Have you ever considered the name of your CV when sending it in response to a vacancy?
It may sound strange and it may make you think "Who cares what I name my CV? It's not like companies really pay much attention to that stuff."
Believe us, it can make all the difference. Whilst the content may remain unchanged, when we see some of the names candidates give to their CVs, it really makes us think.
Here are just a few examples of the filenames of CVs we’ve received recently….
- cover letter Egypt 2019 (we received this in May 2020!)
- CV2019 (again, we received this in May 2020)
- Amended text CV
- CV revamp v1 Nov 18 (received February 2020)
- short version adjsk10
- CV v12
- New Microsoft office word document (1) (1)
- New CV August 2019 (received February 2020)
- my cv for emailing
- daves cv edited for mailing
Here are a few best practices when it comes to naming your CV…
- Keep it simple: keep the name of your CV short and relevant to the role you’re applying
- Try not to date your CV – it makes us think you don’t care that it’s not up to date