You’ve only got 8 seconds to impress the recruiters – Got what it takes?

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We’ve all tried our best in writing the perfect curriculum vitae, better known as a CV, to the point that we’ve spent hours thinking, writing, deleting and rewriting a few sentences. Yet, those hours of your time are only worth eight seconds to recruiters.

If you’ve thought that recruiters read word by word what you’ve put in your CV, think again! They’ll only scan it briefly and move to the rest of the pile.

Recruiters don’t have time to waste on boring and useless CVs so that is why you have to ensure that yours stands out the second that they look at it. This might sound easier than it is. That is why we’re here to help you come up with a remarkable CV to leap into your future work life.

How long should a CV be?

We’ve already made it clear that recruiters don’t take more than a few seconds to go through each CV. That means that you should gather all the major achievements in your work life and leave out anything that’s not as important.

For this to work, you need to make it as easy as possible. What we suggest is not to overdo it but rather try to stick to a one-sided A4-page CV. Those with high-level roles might find it hard to achieve this, especially those who have gained a lot of experience.

As much as keeping it concise is important, this doesn’t mean that you sell your experience short. Each individual has to think of what is important to include in the CV and what to give more attention to others.

What to include in a CV?

First things first, include your contact details and any online portfolio link you might have for the recruiter to get to know you and your work better.

It’s very important to highlight your key attributes to help you stand out from the crowd, such as achievements, skills and career aims.

Up next should be professional qualifications and work experience, keeping in mind that recruiters pay quite a lot of attention to this.

Together with these should be your interests that can boost your reputation for the job you’re applying for.

Once you’ve perfected your CV to your liking, it’s time to start searching for that perfect job for you. If you’re lost as to where to even start, we’re sure that at least one of Famalco’s vast variety of work opportunities will catch your eye.

Why choose Famalco?

Famalco constitutes a vibrant and heterogeneous consortium of enterprises, boasting an investment portfolio that specializes in 11 distinct business sectors.

A prominent asset of Famalco is its extensive collection of globally acclaimed and leading brands, which stands as a testament to its remarkable strength. Guided by a robust work ethos, Famalco has meticulously formed united and dedicated centralized teams, continuously refining their methodologies for delivering value. Famalco’s unwavering aspiration is to establish themselves as trailblazers in their respective operational domains.

In the contemporary landscape, Famalco caters to an array of industries, encompassing fresh produce, mobility, business solutions, earthworks, logistics, investment partnerships, marketing and communications, retail and hospitality, property development and management, energy and engineering, and real estate services. Venturing beyond the confines of Malta, Famalco has also extended its footprint by establishing offices and operations in global markets.

Embedded within Famalco are boundless prospects, whether at the inception of your career or throughout your professional voyage. Embark on an enriched career journey by exploring!