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How To Write The Perfect CV For Top Corporate Jobs

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21 Lessons (1h 22m)
    • 1. Welcome Video

      2:52
    • 2. Why Should You Listen To Me?

      5:03
    • 3. Who Is This Course For?

      4:38
    • 4. Things To Know When Applying For The Corporation

      4:37
    • 5. Building For Your Target Audience

      3:42
    • 6. Avoiding Those Basic Errors

      4:19
    • 7. Content is King and Layout Comes Second

      2:59
    • 8. Dealing With Skills In Your CV

      4:02
    • 9. The 1 Page CV Vs The 2 Page CV

      3:31
    • 10. The 7 Second CV

      3:13
    • 11. Brevity Vs Eloquence

      2:36
    • 12. Beating The Applicant Tracking System

      6:33
    • 13. The Overall Layout Of Your CV

      2:27
    • 14. The Power of Three Within Literature

      1:37
    • 15. The Power of Three Within Your CV

      2:16
    • 16. What Does The Company Do?

      3:48
    • 17. What Did You Do At The Company?

      4:31
    • 18. How Did You Improve The Company?

      5:40
    • 19. How To Write About Your Actions

      2:42
    • 20. The Rule of Quantification

      5:18
    • 21. Achievements Outside Of The Workplace

      5:21
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My Goal Is To Help You Pimp Your CV So Well That Your Application Is Easily Noticed, And Thus Land More Interviews And The Dream Job You Deserve.

If you're interested in getting a Top Corporate Job and you're tired of making application after application and facing rejection then I understand your pain...

Working for one of the world's most prestigious companies has always been a long term ambition of mine. A dream to be able to place myself in a company that is considered a market leader.

The learning, income, prestige and opportunity for financial security it would offer me would really change my life. Rejection after rejection followed whilst I was applying for Corporate Companies in my 2nd year at university.

However all that changed when i landed a job at Deloitte at the height of the Credit Crunch in their London office. Since then I've gone to become a Careers Coach and have helped hundreds of people land corporate jobs at all the top-tier companies.

If you're looking to get a job at The Big 4; a bulge bracket investment bank, a magic circle law firm, or a top consultant; then this is the course for you.

Without a shadow of a doubt. Take all the guess work out of your applications and become a CV GOD today.

If it's Accounting, Banking, Consulting or Law that interests you than this is the course you MUST take.

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Deepak Shukla

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Hi, I'm Deepak Shukla, the co-founder of Pearl Lemon a digital marketing company based in London.

Here you'll find courses based upon my life experiences:

Sport: 20x Marathons 3 Ultramarathons. 2 Full Ironmen. 1 Fight Won Via TKO Muay Thai. Trained British Soldier

Career: Warwick Graduate. Former Deloitte Consultant. 25 jobs before he was 25

Entrepreneurship: 2 Startups Funded (£5k & £75k). Tutoring Agency (Took to £100k+). Recording Studio (200+Clients). And Now Lead Generation (Pearl Lemon)

Digital Nomad: Lived in 9 Countries. 50+ Backpacking. Hitchhiked 1.1k miles in 3 nights

Influencer: 17.5 million views Quora. 240k YouTube Views. 7.5k LinkedIn Connections. 25k email list built in See full profile

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1. Welcome Video: my knee deep actual and welcome to the promotional video for the corporate CB. If you're interested in getting into accounting, banking, consulting or Laura at top tier company, we're talking the magic circle. We're talking bold bracket investment banks. We're talking the Big Four, the PWC, Goldman Sachs, the Dresdner Kleinwort Sethi, Clifford Chance's the Baker and McKenzie, the McKinsey and company's that Baines all of that kind of good stuff. Then this is a place for you. Why should you listen to me? And what will you gain from this course? We should listen to me because really, simply I do have a beard. I do have a nose piercing. I do have tattoos ever on. Yet I still waas one of only 300 people in my graduate class of work university to land a job at Deloitte at the height of the credit crunch in the tax consultant department, when there were others that were able to get the same jobs me on. I've then gone on and been fortunate enough to have worked as a careers coach on have helped people successfully land places at Goldman Sachs, the NHS, at this ad at the entire big fall, which is clearly more relevant. One a swell as a range off banks such as Deutsche, Credit Suisse and UPS. So what, you're gonna get a course on a consequence off Going through this, this whole course is really simply no nonsense guide to how to build the perfect corporate TV because it isn't like the stuff that you can go on Z Google's on online. You know the blog's and e books and the forum's You will see through the course of what I tell you through things such as the role of quantification understanding the power of three , the kinds of language E. You don't have to think about the achievements that you've actually had in your life and to communicate effectively and a really fine art form. Given the millions of people apply to all of these companies, I mean, I think it's half a 1,000,000 people apply to Deloitte last year, never lower acceptance rate, then Harvard. So it's harder to get into delight than it is Harvard. These are all the reasons going through this course, I really believe, will transform your actual CV on your application to conversion to interview ratio, war skyrocket. I promise you that as a consequence is going through this course, and also I'm gonna try and keep it kind of light and easy on you will see that actually, in in this world as much as it is about being able to fit in, it's also like myself about being different. And I know that all of you are different and have your own brilliance to bring to the table . And that's what I want to try and help you explore with me through the course of you know, the experiences I've been fortunate to have, as well as all of the people that I've coached along the way. So thank you so much for listening and hopefully I'll see you on the other side. 2. Why Should You Listen To Me?: Hey, hey, dig. My name's Deepak and I'd like to tell you did a bit about why I think that, essentially, that I'm someone that's worth listening to in terms of you landing that perfect corporate job. So I graduated in 2000 and eight from Warwick University. The University of Warrick is just near Birmingham. Andi. I studied English literature. Warrick is a red brick or Russell Group University. It's kind of the American equivalent to Ivy League, depending upon where you listening from on getting a corporate job, as I did, I went on to go and work for for Deloitte was no easy thing coming from the background that I did. Which Waas one studying English literature, Indigenous shown comparative Dettori Studies Dostoevsky Floor Bear Chopin Words were Hemingway It was not, you know, quantitative economics, risk management, accounting or anything of that ilk to having no a levels or kind of the qualifications you get before university that related to anything financial or mathematically related to talk . So I studied English history, psychology, philosophy, get going onto land. An internship in the audit tax rotation program for the summer of 2007 on so yet that journey that I then went on to get to land offer a gradual off until it was no easy journey . A tall on it really, really did involve learning the bulletproof way of building basically the best CV because my background really did put me at one cent an advantage because of the university that I went Teoh it being considered one of the best in Europe, but also the disadvantage because that's from an arts background. Indeed, as it did turn out, I was one of maybe two or three people that she landed a corporate interview. Rather, corporate job on I mean corporate to say anything is related to accounting the Big Fool Old bracket, investment banking, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, etcetera, Magic Circle law firms as well in some of the top consultants. So these are the corporate jobs I reverted on. Yeah, it really was a struggle for me to even land the initial internship because I didn't even have any financial based kind of work experience beyond working in the West when I did apply for the internship. So I really, really had toe work on building basically the perfect resume to make sure I made it to that next step. And that's what I want O kind of share with you through the course off these off these lectures on you know, Beyond that, I've now gone on to work as a careers coach, and things have really transformed in respect off the fortune aware, being able to help applicants such as yourself really land an internship, spring placement or job. You're looking for a top tip. So I've helped people land jobs at the civil service NHS, all of the Big Four, which is PwC Ernst and Young Deloitte, KPMG, as well as land jobs at RBS at Coleman Sacks on interviews that many, many more of these places to include bank McKinsey, etcetera as well as people landing scholarships that some of the top universities in the UK so applications and resumes have really been my thing. And I talk from a point off experience is whether expertise because of the personal journey that I've had to go one to kind of get to working for for Deloitte, especially at a time of 7 4008 when the market tanked because off the credit crunch on the impact this had that meant that loads of friends I had there were economists. The word even getting look so duh is a journey that I would love to share with you through the course of these lectures on. As a result, off this experience I had, I really hope that you will discover that there definitely are ways you can massively improve your chances of getting any corporate job that you want on through this course using my experience, I'm going to stop you from making a lot of the mistakes that I had that I made. That meant that Deloitte actually was the one and only ever corporate interview I had at that time, and I had to make sure that I got it, which I did. But it really did involve. It's irritably improving all of the applications that remains. And now I'm going to show you how to build the perfect 3. Who Is This Course For?: but I want to tell you a little bit about who this courses for if if you're interested in applying, Teoh topped a corporate firm. The reality is that means certain things about the kind of university that you're currently studying out. Kind of background that you have now. There is no kind of one size fits all in terms of what people look for in a corporation. I mean, take a look at these. I've got this beard. I've got a nose piercing here. I've got these tattoos everywhere through the importance really, that anyone looks for in these companies is patterns off excellence. So you know, whether that's the university that you study at the current degree Greek gasification, that you have some examples of outstanding achievement you've had in the domains of sport, business or otherwise. Then these will all be things already tie into the thing expectations that these companies will have off view on. What that means is if you're ambitious, if you want to go on, get basically the most awesome job for you because you know these companies can really transform your lives in terms of prestige. You know, the reality is, is that I don't work at Deloitte anymore. But the fact is is that having worked there well, forever open doors for me because I have the name Deloitte on my CV. The fact is, one it is done for me in terms of my network is huge. You know, I know people that are going on launching very successful businesses are making in excess of a £1,000,000 per year. I also know people that, you know, moving on to kind of senior managers directorship levels within these organisations. The reality is, and this is the third thing is that the minimum operating standards that I was exposed to whilst going to his company, working in the tax remuneration consulting department as a graduate and not as an internist I have discussed in a previous video really blew my mind when I saw what the minimum standard should be in terms of how rapidly people can think and execute decisions on the spot and the minimum level. Technical ability was kind of staggeringly high, and this has really changed how I've done everything else alongside all the associative kind of salary and potential earning benefits you will get working from a top corporate firm. So if this is the kind of domain that you want to go into, you know, with the associative working hours, the expectations, But what is at the minimum acceptable what is actually possible, how fast one can make it a partner, associate or VP or whatever it might be within the institution that you're applying, Teoh than this really is the course for you and what that also means. This isn't, of course, where we're going, toe really spend a lot of time heavily discussing, you know, dotting the I's and crossing the tease. We're going to be operating a fairly high standard. So if you are someone that has one of the backgrounds I've just mentioned, then this really is the course you were going to be discussing some of the no nonsense strategies. I think that you could employ toe really skyrocket your chances of getting into any of these institutions. If you're still having considerations off kind of font layout structure, what format? To send the CV often all of those things where you will be touching upon that extremely briefly on I recommend that you perhaps look at other courses so This is who the videos for the course is full on. Let's start that journey of getting you the kind of best C v slash resume that's possible on if you indeed are. You know, a Russell brand, red brick university or otherwise, but still doing academically really well. The reality is that is probably going to be the preferred audience in terms off, giving you the best chances of actually getting into one of these companies. If you don't have one of those things that I mentioned in outstanding success in the air, academia, sport, music business or something to that effect, then it will be harder for you. It will not be impossible, but it will be harder on. There is still a van you can take from this course, so that makes things clear, and I'll see you on the other side. 4. Things To Know When Applying For The Corporation : but I want to tell you a little bit about who this courses for if if you're interested in applying, Teoh topped a corporate firm. The reality is that means certain things about the kind of university that you're currently studying out. Kind of background that you have now. There is no kind of one size fits all in terms of what people look for in a corporation. I mean, take a look at these. I've got this beard. I've got a nose piercing here. I've got these tattoos everywhere through the importance really, that anyone looks for in these companies is patterns off excellence. So you know, whether that's the university that you study at the current degree Greek gasification, that you have some examples of outstanding achievement you've had in the domains of sport, business or otherwise. Then these will all be things already tie into the thing expectations that these companies will have off view on. What that means is if you're ambitious, if you want to go on, get basically the most awesome job for you because you know these companies can really transform your lives in terms of prestige. You know, the reality is, is that I don't work at Deloitte anymore. But the fact is, is that having worked there well, forever open doors for me because I have the name Deloitte on my CV. The fact is, one it is done for me in terms of my network is huge. You know, I know people that are going on launching very successful businesses are making in excess of a £1,000,000 per year. I also know people that you know, moving on to kind of senior managers directorship levels within these organisations, the reality is, and this is the third thing is that the minimum operating standards that I was exposed to whilst going to his company working in the tax remuneration consulting department as a graduate, not as an internist I have discussed in a previous video really blew my mind when I saw what the minimum standard should be in terms of how rapidly people can think and execute decisions on the spot and the minimum level. Technical ability was kind of staggeringly high on. This has really changed how I've done everything else alongside all the associative kind of salary and potential earning benefits you will get working from a top corporate for so if this is the kind of domain that you want to go into, you know, with the associative working hours, the expectations, But what is, at the minimum acceptable what is actually possible, how fast one can making a partner, associate VP or whatever it might be within the institution that you're applying, Teoh, that this really is the course for you and what that also means. This isn't, of course, where we're going, Teoh really spend a lot of time heavily discussing, you know, dotting the I's and crossing the tease. We're going to be operating a fairly high standard. So if you are someone that has one of the backgrounds I've just mentioned, then this really is the course you were going to be discussing some of the no nonsense strategies. I think that you could employ toe really skyrocket your chances of getting into any of these institutions. If you're still having considerations off kind of font layout structure, what format? To send the CV often all of those things where you will be touching upon that extremely briefly on. I recommend that you perhaps look at other courses. So this is who the videos for the courses. For Andi, let's start that journey of getting you the kind of best C v slash resume that's possible on if you indeed are. You know, a Russell brand, red brick university or otherwise, but still doing academically really well. The reality is that is probably going to be the preferred audience in terms off, giving you the best chances of actually getting into one of these companies. If you don't have one of those things that I mentioned in outstanding success in the air, academia, sport, music business or something to that effect, then it will be harder for you. It will not be impossible, but it will be harder on. There is still a van you can take from this course, so that makes things clear, and I'll see you on the other side. 5. Building For Your Target Audience: So another thing Teoh really incredibly consider is you know, we talk about the corporation on. There's definitely going to be some standardization in terms of expectations, if you will cross all of these companies because they do represent the kind of economic on perhaps arguably prestigious top tier when it comes to graduate on just general jobs or two out there. But there's also going to be some differentiation from war lawyers versus bankers verses, accountants versus consultants one from or want to be extenuating or emphasize in terms of your experience and really do factor that in mind because I presume, invariably, that most of you would be applying to particularly one sector. I mean, you may indeed be applying across all four, but there'll be a preferred sector that you have in mind. But if you're applying to any of these four, there's one or rather four simple things to think about, which is some of a common sense approach. Behave. I made this mistake when I made my own applications. I see these mistakes with some of the candidates that I work with are making applications to these companies. So, for example, investment banking look for people that are incredibly quick on their feet, quote unquote, but can make shop analytical decisions under extreme pressure, so that needs to be reflected within some of the work experience that you have on. This is often shown in some examples off entrepreneurship. Awesome negotiations revolving around sales off course, any trading that you've already done, accountants and ability to do accounts, or to work with numbers as part of a team. So if there's anything that you've done off that ilk, any kind of accounts or ability to work with numbers, even if it's somewhat kind of tangential or on the periphery of something that you've done , bring it out from the periphery and shine a light on it and bring it into the main core off your actual CV. Then you've got management consultants who look at organizational structures and seek for efficient season ways to improve it. And this is evidence in the areas of perhaps entrepreneurship or any kind of problem solving that you have done to improve a business or pre existing system. Then we have, of course, the noise. So lawyers technical understanding, technical literature on its application to the wider world, so anything that relates to any form of legislation or rules or guidelines or criteria that you've used to. The advantage of whatever you've worked at would be absolutely excellent, because this is already demonstrating the kind of activities as well as qualities that they would hope to be becoming. I lost my word debt to be becoming off you within the corporation. So, of course, that does not mean to say that you shouldn't evidence entrepreneurship in the world off accounting. Or you shouldn't evidence examples of using legislation in the water investment banking, of course, as crossover. But those are the four key areas that you should really consider when building your applications to these companies to go ahead on rewind this video, I do employ you and encourage you to watch it again. To really think about the kinds of qualities you should be accentuating on during the spotlight upon for your applications. 6. Avoiding Those Basic Errors: e. I want to talk about this video basically goes. The short answer is that make it will massively prevent you from getting no only corporate kind of any job in this area, particularly so on to give you some examples of what I mean. Because I know that you're going to be rushing for application, firing things off one after the other. Don't get the you know, if you're pasting, for example, competences or only a couple of my angel your foot, which is not really coming out when you can expect occasional. What if you didn't get the name of the company? Correct. That's adversity. With Name off your CV. Put the capture CD. That's it. Angel Di Patrick, Goldman Sachs because that has massive implications. If I see that you're sending to me, I'm in HR toilet and I see you know Timothy Williams. Timothy Williams doing dog already that spells or sends off signals in my head because you make excessive. Okay, so he's renaming the names of the companies because find other other companies, whilst intellectually part of my brain knows that my prefrontal cortex of the brain recognized Hey, yes, you're playing for the companies, My medium brain, You know, that engages the limbic system. You know, it might produce or release cortisol, which is kind of a negative. Just who I don't know anything do, because he makes it aware that he may still makes me aware that you're applying Teoh on the companies that really sit well with me. So that's the other thing. Think about just the first thing lost saying CV, Doc, That's it. And what we're talking about Doc files on. The other thing to consider is that PS o d. T files open office files, Google doc files Just careful in the honesty of keeping things simple in absence off them, have a accidents all in and then specifying they once robber Please, please just go for the dock by Microsoft office 1997 to 2004. Because this is what most lacking over on everyone's computer now, there is little to be hired for that whole Yeah, big standardized across the board you up in Adobe Acrobat, Whatever our application may use preview or supporting in case Mac users on the reality is that the problem of pdf is fun fording application on somebody you can't kind of calling Hastings out all a pdf file and put it into a spreadsheet. You don't know how to use it for administration purposes. So always go for a doc file. First thing, Last name, doc file. These are some really simple errors I I really wanted to avoid. Use standardized spots. Don't use colors. Don't do anything that relates Teoh images or frames or your boat in the sea. We don't use like, tons and tons of pros and make it like an essay. These things that I really, really want to avoid. There are probably definitely more of these errors, but please avoid or call them as you can, as well as spending punctuation check, checked, rechecked, get it checked by someone like myself. Use a literature to make sure that you away the basic errors that would make the rest of this course so something that they're going to you there myself. I can't even raise, you know, making these kind of elementary school boy and school because it's not gonna get you 7. Content is King and Layout Comes Second: so in many other courses or blow articles that you'll read online is when his books I mean , whatever your source of information to rise from, you will see a ton of information that relates to lay out. You know, we're discussing basic errands in a previous video on What I want to emphasize is that in the world of the corporation, content is king. I mean, there is again going to be a minimum standard in terms of layout. Less really is mawr, because in this very time, poor world that you're going to be going into its really emphasized that, you know, clarity conciseness off information is way more important than layoff, meaning that rather to qualify layout is not unimportant. But it's the expectation. The layout is basically perfect, So content content content really, really is king on. One of the biggest mistakes that people make is not focusing enough on making each word count, because it really is the depth and breadth of what you can say in your CV that's going to get you the job because I kid, you know, when I say a soon as a recruiter sees anything that's poorly structured or laid out or get tossed aside into the trashcan, so make sure that the layout is there. But the content really, really is King. Because when you're getting into any of these kinds of organizations that I mean, the truth is these people, they're looking for patterns off excellence. I want you to show to me what it is that makes you special and certainly less so kind of value of the American audience listening in, if you will. Certainly. In in the UK, the being this'll notion off the kind of British gentleman stoic, heroic kind of male figure that charming and charismatic is absolutely perfect. But in terms of your CV, it really doesn't sit that well because you've got a blow your trunk. You gonna show off because you know what, everybody? It's already really good. So what is it that makes you absolutely awesome? And this is where content comes in. So if we're going to do kind of awaiting a kind of 80 20 waiting, then you should spend 80% of your time working on the 2020% of things they're going to be most important. And that is the content, the content really is king and they outcome Second, which is something that isn't is commonplace in some of the other industries, with kind of a bigger emphasis made upon structure, layout, etcetera, I expect you to have that pack down as a minimum standard. 8. Dealing With Skills In Your CV: Now I know you're wondering about whether you should put skills off any kind on your in your CV, and you'll see articles online that kind of have arguments for have arguments against. They have something that's kind of rain in the middle's to be up front to be reductive in terms of how I perceive it. With my experiences in the corporate world, I would very much be 90% against putting skills anywhere on your resume because words unfortunately such a Z a team player goal orientated, likes to use initiative motivated, hardworking are cliche. Eight, because they've been any real value or meaning from them has been kind of worn down through overuse. And beyond that, it's very Vegas toe What hard work actually means Because hard work, of course, is very relative to the kind of things and experiences that you've had. You know, the classic case off. You know, someone who works in the first ever part time job might consider themselves to be hard working, where someone who's used to working 100 hours a week in investment banking with no, consider someone who works part time to be hard working yet on there resumes on the separate resumes. They both use the same word. So how do we kind of get around this simple? Don't put skills on your resume because and the more that we live in today, in the overarching, transparent world that we live in today, it's more and more important to be more more specific on hard work. Off itself is actually vague on the best way to demonstrate your hard worker, for example, is by doing robber than saying on the doing part in your actual CV comes from demonstrating things that you have done that have been hard work. So when you talk about work experience, if you want to show that you're hard working or the fact that you've consistently achieved high grades at school university order he's been in, You've been in the workplace for You know, the best part of a decade shows that you do have the required ability to work hard, as well as other ambitious projects that you've launch required in order or extraordinary, or at least above average amount of time. So rather than listing the skills themselves, focus on the achievements and your actual upper. Because achievements demonstrate many many more things than the kind of arbitrary or perfunctory use or listing off skills on your CV. I mean, what does it really mean to say that? You know, I'm passionate. I'm goal orientated. I can use my image of tip. I'm happy working in groups or alone. Is it not better to say that, you know, I was a captain off my football team through university, which proves that I can lead. I can workers work is part of a team. And I can cope when we're under pressure, as evidenced by being captain of the school football team that I then took to third in the overall University League across, you know, on academic year. So skills on your resume really, really try and shy away from them, and if you do you still want to put them? I don't think is the best approach for the reasons after mentioned. But if you get a jet, then make reference to I'm hardworking, as demonstrated by as shown by and be specific, because that is what will take you first 9. The 1 Page CV Vs The 2 Page CV: Everybody wanted to talk about the importance or Robert to settle the debate off the one pay CV versus the to pay TV. So really, simply in the corporate world, the one page TV is the one that kind of Raines's king 90% of the time. In fact, I was trying to think of use cases way you can relieve the kind of to to to Pay TV's on. But the reality is, Is that a couple of things? One. Because some of these companies you know, the loiter purported Teoh receive over half a 1,000,000 applications per year, with 17 point 17,500 being accepted, which makes them harder to get into Harvard. Apparently on this is probably the case similarly across all of the top corporate firms. So that means that again, going back to what we discussed previously, the HR managers that recruiters whoever may be looking at your CV is really, really time poor. So one pay TV will be able to effectively and easily detailed all of your kind of top line and most important achievements because unless you've got more than 10 years of work experience underneath your belt, the reality is is that they're not going to be too much to talk about in terms of all of the things that you've done. Now I know there's going to be some of you out there. They're going to be thinking, Well, Deepak, I have got, you know, multiple achievements with then oven organization I work for is an intern for Pepsi over summer. Then I worked previously to that Ron fortunes on. I did this and that, and I did this on again. Whilst these may be incredibly important, thes are things you can bring up in interview rather than on the application, because going back to what we discussed, the people that are looking at your resume or CVR just basically time, Paul, on the kind of good rule of thumb is, is if you have less than 10 years of work experience, one paid CV is fine because all I really want to know about again, as with any of the top tier patterns of excellence, what are you doing? What have you shown that demonstrates that you are a high achiever on? If you can't tell me succinctly, then it demonstrates that you haven't achieved perhaps highly enough because the evidence should speak for itself. And this is what happens. Or this is what candidates are really forced to do when you put together a one page CV. So for reasons off lack of time, for reasons off efficacy, for reasons off, just speed, the ability to just look at a CV that's one page clearly laid out. Look, you could look through it very, very quickly. That's something we're going to be coming, Teoh, actually, in a later video. It does mean that the one page CB does rain king on. I would advise using it for even outside of these corporate firm when you're applying to any top tier firm in an industry that's notoriously time poor. That doesn't focus on, for example, the design of the CVS, your plant, perhaps architect and architectural firm. A graphic design For then there may be some more kind of leeway in terms of presentation on left, but in the corporate world off, one paid TV is what I would 10. The 7 Second CV: folks. So one of the really important things in the kind of time for world the corporate world consists everybody. So one of the key things about the corporate world is that all of the people that existed there are incredibly time, Paul. So that means that you really have to aim to build what I like to call the seven second CV . So seven seconds. Think about the first impression you'll make when you meet a person for the first time, based upon the way that you dressed the way that you smile your open or kind of closed, hunched over body language. The tone of your voice, the way that you use your hands to communicate and express what you're saying, as well as perhaps whether you smile on the actual language that you use. So, of course, one of these things you can't communicate on a C B. It's it's simply impossible, but what can you do in absence of that in the 1st 7 seconds? So let's just kind of count them out together. One to three full five says so seven seconds Within seven seconds, a recruiter should be able to basically scan, read or speed. Read your entire sieving seven seconds. That is the length of time that you have to make an outstanding on a bold impression. This is what you should aim to do. So in line with that, what's incredibly important again, going back to being concise and to the point and keeping it to one page? You really want to avoid nothing mawr than minimal scroll when they use the mouse that I hover up and down. Or they're using the track pad to make sure that this is kept to that limit of seven seconds, because within that time recruiter has been shown to more than 90% of the time actually make the decision as to whether they should continue. Read it because while technically, of course, you can't read an entire residential CV, and seven seconds when you can do is make the almost instant decision as to whether you'd like to know more much in the same way that a person with a male or female approaches you in the ball on you, allow them that few seconds to make their first impression on no matter whether that person turns out to be the man or woman of your dreams. You'll never allow him the chance if they haven't used that initial period to actually impress you on in the time poll world of the corporation. It's even mawr cutting or damaging or skay thin than it would ever be in a ball, so make sure your CV can be scanned red in one to three full. 11. Brevity Vs Eloquence : together or you're on the verge of creating the one page seven second CV on. Of course, it doesn't mean that you need to be concise. Is we've already discussed no brevity versus eloquence is something that people sometimes still misfire on. I mean, I certainly know something, but I got wrong. A zoo, literature, student, flowery language. It's something that we're accustomed to using, perhaps in the way that you know that I that I speak in the moment. It's very evident in the way that I will communicate. So, for example, I would when writing things in space off something hard working I would meticulous or instead of tough, I put arduous or instead, off putting can. I'm trying to think of other words, but the point is here that I'm trying Teoh demonstrate is that brevity always remains king over eloquence. There is in this world that you're going to inhabit investment, banking, law, accounting, management, consulting. There is next to no room for the kind of poetic eloquence or elegance that you would see in the literary what on you can be eloquent, but perhaps in a very kind of business, like Wait. So this is one of the key things that really needs to be nailed down when you write and put together your actual CV, going for brevity versus actual eloquence and using words are very specific, very straight forward on to the points. So don't use words such, for example, as rendezvous or in spite off. I'm trying to think of other examples that would demonstrate what it is that I mean that you will see with this is going to be a list that you can go ahead and download off. Yes, words versus no words in terms of the kind of language that you should be employing rather than indulging in to build your CV. So stay away from eloquence. Anything that is rambunctious or grandiose or spectacular or whimsical or any of these kinds of words are words that will have a place in the corporate CV. 12. Beating The Applicant Tracking System: Hey, in this video, let's talk about the dreaded applicant tracking system. The 80 s basically the resume killer. That means that 75% of applicants get cut off immediately upon first round. You know, when their companies such as Deloitte have you know, you got a 1,000,000 people applying to your firm each year there's gonna be a mechanical way off, reducing the actual funnel or providing a big cut off stop, even potentially sometimes strong candidates from making the great How did it the applicant tracking system on? There's been also for all debate on annoyance about some of the ways that it perhaps doesn't work quite correctly on that. It excises potentially really good candidates. But the reality is as a way of efficiency. They're still not better alternative on the market, so making sure that you can beat the applicator applicant tracking system is going to be killer. Now, if you remember in a previous lecture, we discussed the importance of understanding the industry which are applying for, you know, that accounting, banking law or consulting now in relation to those areas, there's getting to be buzzwords that they'll be looking for. You know whether it's dynamic, comfortable with numbers, goal orientated or driven on. Of course, while these are on the surface of it, perhaps skills quote unquote, they can and should be really fitted into of in the body off your actual resume, because lower, behold, just as with S e O, you now need to kind of keyword optimized a little bit your resume. Now, what's the best way to do that? What I recommend is looking at a couple of job descriptions for Rose that you're applying to across a couple of companies. So if that's, for example, and IBD Goldman, you could look at Merrill Lynch. You could look at UPS, and that could even be enough. You could have been tomorrow. I have a couple more. Once you've got the kind of close to identical roll, have a look at all of the descriptions and mark out the consistencies in terms of words that reflects the candidates they're looking for. Build that list of words begin to wear on when you can incorporate that into your one pain TV. That is something that really is going to help you get past that first round. And if you're building your resume correctly. I mean, even the fact that you're here means that you can write, which is which is absolutely also I really want you guys to do the best That's possible on the reality is that if you go to the stage, your hats already doing what the NTS requires of you, and I just want to kind of underlying that to make sure that no stone is that 10. So a couple of other things keyword rich. Of course. The other thing is, you know, names off cos on job titles that we recognized it to a lay person. So if you have a specific role like on page optimization manager on your applying for, for example, investment banking, then perhaps putting, you know s CEO and marketing manager as a job type till you better received by the algorithm because on page optimization perhaps might be too specific for the broad brush words they're looking for. So when thinking about work experiences that you have had, please do change the name of the title to more broadly reflect something that could be understood by not just the 80 s, but like the lay person like myself, I might be an expert in the area off tax consulting, but I know very little about Mitt attacks. You know, cult and control Look up to whatever it might be. So make it simple for me, like S E O optimization can understand. So this is the other thing to look for The third thing. And I don't believe that anyone should be doing this anyway. It's graphs, tables, images Kill them. All images cannot be recognized. Pdf cannot be recognized by the 80 s. And this is another reason where why, if it explicitly asked for a pdf, send it in the case that it doesn't send a word document every time. The next thing is and there is something better. But this is a when structuring your actual resume, you could put the name off the company first on. There are definitely a couple of different ways to do this. But the important point is, is when and where you can, even if it's for example, spring inside all you did like a day of shadowing or anything that relates to a kind of Fortune 500 PLC recognised global brand or even national brand. Please do put it into your resume because it will help you get through that first funnel and beat out the dreaded 80 s. The other thing to consider is to make sure that you put the name of the company on then the dates of which you work there. This is another big famous important to the resume that you're going to build. So keywords look a company job description. Look at the act. Please do make sure that you put the actual name of the company before you put the dates of which you were there because the name of the company will get waiting above the actual dates on what will be kind of stripped out are the fonts on the actual structure. And it will be just looking at the key words that you're using on the deeper you dive into the keywords by looking up perhaps the individual employees up profiles or employee profiles, as well as looking at job description as well as a kind of a company description for that apartment. Using a combination of all of these sources will serve you well when you begin to build that resume 13. The Overall Layout Of Your CV: so moving to something that's eminently practical. The layout off your CV. One page, actually incredibly simple. You can or you can not, depending upon how you feel at a executive summary proof, I'll statement whatever you'd like to call it the top. If you do do, that, should be no more than actual two lines, not two sentences, but two lines on your actual CV itself. Then we moved to education. Unless you've got. Unless your education was mawr, then 5 to 7 years ago than education would definitely come at the top there. After that, you've got work experience. After that, you've got everything else. It's really, incredibly, quite simple on. There is a tendency for people to overcomplicate this. Try and get incredibly technical. What? What can I do if I got voluntary? Experienced what I've got kind of like this this music thing that I do make it really, really simple for the reader. Remove that complexity from their decision making process from my decision making process. If I'm looking at your CV so once again you've got your personal details at the top, Then you've got the executive summary or your professional profile. You can you can not choose to include that, then you've got your education. Then you've got your work experience and then a section that I like to call simply other, where you can have headlines to reflect areas that you're particularly skilled. It so voluntary experience can also come under work experience. Entrepreneurial experience can come under the umbrella other. Then you can add little sub categories, which could be entrepreneurship, music, school, otherwise, literature. So what you need to think about when you get to the bottom section is just a kind of categories, all those extra curricular things you do into specific blocks. If there's a consistent vein with music, there's a consistent bein sport, then really do kind of pigeonholed and put them into knife boxes. So when the viewer, someone who's in HR, looks that the application is that who I understand exactly what's going on. So that is how to build itself structure a super simple one, Pacey 14. The Power of Three Within Literature: Yeah, you got a dad for a down day. Liberty, equality and fraternity. The motto of the French Republic predating 17 90. On that, the but effective all good things come in threes. Latin Foster Higher, stronger. The motto for the Olympics and indeed the slogan that they use the power off free, one off persuasive writings. Immutable laws, which suggests that things are inherently funnier, more satisfying and thereby more compelling when they come in threes, as opposed to other numbers on as I just demonstrated and as we can continue to see within literature, this is a device that's used within persuasive writing within speech cheers on within many , many other facets of life. So since it is been proven to be so impactful across a lot of literature, the three little pigs, the three musket is trilogies. Stories beginning middle and end. Why not use it within our resumes? On this is where I go. I'm going to come to perhaps one of the most key and critical things that you should be doing with this in mind. Given what it doesn't literature within your resume 15. The Power of Three Within Your CV: talked about the power of three within Rich sharp of creative writing with slogans and things E c out in the media How does this apply to your CV? So the power of three within your CV simply means that never, ever, ever actually tried to think of a use case where you would I do have times where people suggest that they do want more. But the problem is, it loses power three never, ever used more than three bullet points on Do know really go, Parag Roscoe for short and succinct bullet points that run for no more than a maximum of through sentences again stiffing to the power three. So what do these three bullet points per work experience? You know, you may well have worked at one company for the last five years and you say, Hey, Deepak, this is the only company that I've been working for. And if this is the experience that you have had, then I would suggest lining things up in sets of three in sets of three for 95% of listeners. This isn't going to be the case. You're going to have companies that you've been working for for Perhaps, you know, three years or less, perhaps a little bit more, but not for extended periods of time, which I consider to be five years or so. In that case, the power of three doesn't fly. So whoa, all those three bullet points. The first what the company does the second what you did at that company. And finally, the third. And this is the key and most critical point what you did to improve the company. So again, number one, what the company does won't you did at the company. And the final thing is how you can actually improve the company itself. So these are the three most important things that you need to make your CV really kick aspects. 16. What Does The Company Do?: So what does the company do? Seems like an incredibly simple question. Seems like the kind of question that begs the question that why don't need to bother putting this on my CV? The reality is, is Teoh. Someone who hasn't worked with you doesn't know where you are. You need to really kiss. Keep it simple, stupid because, as Weathers a Sfar as you might have worked for Dakota Coca Cola, an international conglomerate comprised of thousands, perhaps even tens of thousands subdivisions departments, meaning that really explained to me war your department within the company, dust on talk about it in a way that reflects best for the company in the way that's impressive. So while she may be a Coca Cola, you could put you worked in the inbound marketing division, specifically within the Southeast Asia region. Currently fastest, very new economy for Coke globally, that is an example off what your company, or rather, what your department division dust. So if you expand this, rule out and look at any company that you may be working for, whether it's you know, Smith and sons, butchers or draw form turns accounting or Evans bicycles seven cycles, then within that you can stay even if it's a physical place that you work at. Worked in busy Notting Hill branch. Average foot fall off 200 plus customs per day. Specialized in bike fittings on maintenance. That could be a great way of demonstrating that you're in a busy, busy department or busy busy shop. How many people come into that shop today? That's where there's a specific area that you're working on with the new company. And whilst you might think that doesn't really suggest you know what I do not quite well. We'll come to that in the next video. So these are two examples with Evans cycles on Coca Cola that really demonstrate how you could describe what the company does, because in doing so, your answer and lots of other information about what you do, you're making it sound impressive, actually, because you're talking in terms of revenues. When you said in the largest, fastest growing region and he could state percentage or figure that reflects that you're talking about, you know, geographic market that you're working in, which also tell me some more things about working environment. You were also telling me about the branch that it's one of, you know, the evidence cycles better branches if we're moving on to the example of Evans cycles. Now you're telling me about the custom of football? I have a point of reference, which can did it take to me or provide us with a reference point for, you know, whether you're busy is the same as my version busy by telling me that there were 200 people on average. But then it tells me that Hey, Rip, shoot Sam. George, Whoever application might be looking at, I can say this is a busy guy. He worked in a busy shop. This tells me lots of other things about you. So by telling me what the company does, you're really hammering down. Many, many other things are incredibly impressive. This is why every word really can 17. What Did You Do At The Company?: So now we come to the second bullet point after what it is a company does. The second question is, what did you do? Have a company? What do you do? Your current company and people including myself Waken spend sometimes far too much time working on this bullet point in the ends up becoming three bullet points and then suddenly we want to expand, modifying slightly shift, whereas we can actually reduce. What is it that you did that's important, you know? Now if, for example, you are involved in general administration like all certain cools, then well, this is the key bit. What is General administration? May it could be an otter. And cause it could be it could mean e mails the function more like a personal system. Your function more like an executive assistant to a team of lawyers are functioning like the general administrator for the office. Are you dealing with inbound phone cause there are these ever overarching levels of complexity that can actually confuse what it is. A general administration meets. So just as in the previous example, we discussed cycles and you could say you had up to 200 people coming in today be specific about what it is that you did say it and say in a word can. So in the instance, if someone was working as in reception, I would say, working front of house in front of house, in hotel, dealing with clients or people that were staying for one of the better work from across the e m e A. As well as your South America temperate. The one of the things might be so I'd say, working front of house dealing with clients, staying from across the e m e a typically business corporate types. General duties include problem solving check ins dealing with difficult clients. That would be that that that that would be actually it. Now there may be other minor things that you do that are, perhaps you feel relevant and if they are relevant, that shine a spotlight on them. But keeping it to that level off conciseness means that you really do focus on the bulk of what it is that you actually did, so allow the bulk of what you do to take up the majority of that singular bullet point. So if you work for example, in reception within a law firm. You could write answer and up to 34th day busy law firm directing enquiries to relevant departments off law dealing with parcels that were delivered check in check outs, for example. This is, like, very specific beyond the actual role of reception on. If you're dealing with money, you could say dealing with the day's takings or whatever it may be. But use that one but a point to talk about your actual tuhs on. Then we will come to achievements in the actual third, but a point. But the important thing is, what you did is that you can add quantitative. You can get at quantities you dealt with 30 phone calls a day, typically would send out 100 emails per day because it gives someone a measure or sense of your actual productivity on responsibility with what it is that you actually do so to reverse. That actually underlined your responsibility that you were given in the office in charge Off, dealt with nice and also underlined the amount of what we had to do. Managed four people dealt with 100 emails per day, subject to three associates who I was working for all of these things. Really? Tell me your level off responsibility. 11 off productivity on. Give me a little insight into what it is you're actually doing day to day. By calculating that all into a singular bullet point, you're going to really be firing on all cylinders. 18. How Did You Improve The Company?: we're going to talk about is probably the most important section off your work experience. Which is what did you do to improve the company that you were working for? Now, this is where many, many candidates for down. Because this is different from what is it that you did? What is it that you did? Could be a list of duties, task responsibilities that you're given by your employer. You can look at any of the kind of job descriptions for on the prospective cos you're applying, Teoh, you could literally copy and paste in. You know, these are the responsibilities and kind of put them into your CV. And that's no in any way going above and beyond the call of duty. Because what any kind of top corporate employers really looks for is how have you improved the places that ive you worked in or the people that you worked with her for? How do you go in and really improve a division department, company or organization? What is it that you've done toe advantage? So I want that to really sink in so you can kind of recognize or reflect on what is it that you've been doing. The businesses that you've been working at that have really helped the company. So, for example, if you worked as part of a help desk, you may find that you sold problems. If its I t support help desk on average in a little bit quicker than the other other people that are working there. So the key here is is to quantify how much quicker that is. So, for example, if you can check your call logs and you discover, or very least, you could make educated guesses based upon what you recall that you were finishing cause on average, five minutes faster and the average court time waas 10 minutes So everyone's average call logs for 10 minutes long. Yours, or perhaps even, let's say, 7.5 minutes. That means that your 25 year, 25% quicker then your counterparts. So that's 25% efficiency improvement in terms of problem solving. So what else does that mean? If you are 25% faster because you're finishing calls on an average of 7.5 minutes, it probably also means that you're perhaps taking on average perhaps even 10% more course. So on any given day, if people are building around, let's say four five course. That's a five calls per hour across the eight hour day. That's 40 calls. If you on average of doing 10% better than that, that might be 44 course. So you are not only improving the efficiency by 25% as to how quickly you solve problems. It also allows you to increase your productivity because you're on average 10% faster than everybody else. And that means money saved. So how much does the average person that works at on an hourly basis, for example, get paid if the average salary or the part of the pound power that you're being paid as, Let's say, for ease £5 per hour and you can additionally roughly put in an extra hour's worth, of course. Or, let's say, 30 minutes worth. Of course, that's £2.50 for every day that save, which is £10 across a week, which is £40 across a month, and so on and so forth Now, then think about how much money is saved in terms of the consumer that it's passed on to if you're finishing or solving their problems in 7.5 minutes. How much does the average kind of 10 minute call cost to the company in terms of problems aren't resolved, So these are all literally on the spot. Calculations are making kind of in my mind to really quantify the way that you're improving company in terms of productivity, in terms of efficiency in terms of money saved. These are all incredibly important things that will impress any perspective employer, because you can really establish one your value to your comfort with numbers and three understanding the wider goals off the entire organization. So really think about some of these things when you look at what is it that you did to improve the company and no matter what organization or in what manner that you've worked for, however big, however small, really think about. What is it that I did that was above and beyond my role? What did I do that I was ever commended for or applauded for? And you could equally put those things in a swell. So if there are things that you received kind of a recommendation or a new award for then, by all means, I encourage you to put them in while sticking to this being the third bullet point within the power of three rule. But by incorporating these things in a quantifiable, measurable, demonstrable way, you're really going to make an incredible impact when you build out the third bullet point across your work experience. For how is it that you improve the organization that you are working in, whether it's a pub, club, corporate company, sports club, whatever it might be, you have definitely done things to make that organization better. You just need to seek out where it is. 19. How To Write About Your Actions: now that you've got your three. But that points written, what does the company do? What did you do on what you're doing or what did you do to improve the company? The thing that we've gotta come to is the language that you used to really kind of communicate these points on. Really, it is a case off using kind of words that reflect the organization that you get to on. There's lots of kind of power words that you can use. You know, I demonstrated I improved on average footfall things that kind of related to the use of or things that are part of day to day business language. So if you make references to the first quarter or year on year sales or compound growth or anything, that's kind of statistic or economical. That won't really serve you well because it will demonstrate your comfort with using business business English, frankly, and for those of you that perhaps is a bit afraid of a zai was when I first in my applications. I mean, I came from kind of a literature background. Then it really will be a case of just reading up some of the descriptions of the companies that you're applying to what some of the divisions departments do begin to again. Incorporate those words into your actual resume to make sure that you're using words that simply your target audience. You are, you know, the bankers, consultants, lawyers or accountants are familiar with on where you get that from is, of course, the description. So in terms of examples, Year one made £20,000 worth of sales recorded an average off 15 south per week, with an average deal size off £300 per deal. Size decreased timeline from initial inquiry to a conversion. All I own voice order from six weeks to four weeks over a course of three months that really demonstrates and communicates your value in a very quantifiable way, using language that your target audience will be familiar with. It's almost like, okay, it's feels as if you're already working there on by using and incorporating that kind of language. It really will serve you incredibly well when you go to the interview on Actually, the organization moving forward. So you know, as far as you can try and use that kind of language, and if it's something that scares you. Do have a look at the descriptions on the job websites because you'll find that to be an incredible resource and reference point for you. 20. The Rule of Quantification: I want to talk about what I like to call the rule of quantification. You may have noticed in a previous lecture that I we have discussed this really quite mathematical way off looking at the things that you've done and that might not sit well with some of you pats, for example, the people that are applying to law. The question and it's a good one. Might that, you might ask, is You know what? Why is there such emphasis or embassies placed upon upon numbers? It's really because we live in a world where everything is about are alive, return of investment on the more numbers that you put in simply, the kind of mawr believable on the mawr respect you Ghana as a consequence of being able Teoh quantitatively Robin qualitatively demonstrate your value to any place, organization or company that you've been inside or connected to on simply the easiest way to do that is from numbers. It's very different to say, for example, that, you know, I, you know, made I made the company, for example, £20,000 per month. This is a good thing to begin with. Don't get me wrong. This is this is This is good. This is a good thing to say because you are demonstrating the revenue that you bought in on a monthly basis to the company. However, we can make that even better because we must assume that the recruiter that's looking at this is going to play the devil's Africa. Or it's starting from the basis that everybody lies because indeed, many of us or do tell half truths on the real way to make sure that no stone is left unturned or there's no room for perhaps a Miss Miss and misguided or mistaken interpretation is by really drilling down in giving as many specifics as possible because the more specific you get, the less likely the recruiter or the person looking at your CV is to assume that it's been fabricated. So let's consider the two scenarios they look at your CV, and they say, You know, at the Los Place that you work for Evan Cycles Limited. You made £20,000 worth of sales per month. That's sonority. One scenario two is you made on average for the company, £20,000 per month over the course off the six months you're working there, with the range dipping as low as £8000 in going up to £35,000 per month. In a typical week, you would make around 4 to £6000 of revenue on this would be a combination off in person, face to face sales as well as inbound enquiries off which the split WAAS around 60% face to face and 40% inbound. And you'd speak to, on average, 30 people per day and you would convert around 40% of them. How different are those two explanations? Both of them are the truth, but one of them is far, far, far more detailed and really paints a much clearer picture. What it is that you've actually done, why you've been part off Evans cycles limited on. This is what we should seek to go for in every bullet point and every piece on Texas that you put in your resume your CV. So for bullet 0.1, when you're talking about what is it the company does for their numbers, where and when you can average footfall of the store that I'm working in? This branches may expounds and revenue the company which is a small business start up, has generated £450,000 worth of investment. You won whilst I've been with the company, but to what is it that you do I take on average or, you know, I take on average 50 calls per day. I make 50 calls per day. I am a cleaner and, after clean 14 buildings, 14 floors per day. What is it needed to improve the company? The example that I just gave you about the amount of sales, the range, the average, the fluctuation, the inbound versus face to face enquiries. All of these factors will really make your CV smoking hot. Basically, on this rule of quantification, if you literate through your CV so there's no place it's left without any actual lack of numbers. It's really, really going to make an incredible difference. And I promise you it will impress your prospective employer, and it will make you stand out against all the other candidates that didn't think about it . In this way, 21. Achievements Outside Of The Workplace: the things that many of us sometimes struggled with is looking at extracurricular achievements, out of work on Let's Still with what perhaps will be the biggest problem for some of us. I don't have any achievements outside of work that really is 95% of the time. Not true. In the case of everyone his part watching this course, I believe, you know, with you know, the amazing ambitions you know you have. And I applaud you for them for wanting to get this top corporate job. Very be means you probably will have done stuff outside of work that kind of will enhance your your resumes on. If you're struggling, I implore you to think kind of globally or kind of quite laterally about about your life in the things that you've done anywhere. There's been any kind of track off consistent work ethic, chief or anything that is quirky. Do do put that in so to give you some examples of what that practically means, if there was a particular game that used, you know, score incredibly well on and you were in some kind of leaderboards and charts, you can put gaming a za part off some of the extra stuff you've done. What about one of the countries that you've traveled to? You know, as only he can give the impression that you're travelled and cultured and experience. Then you know whether or not you just touched down in burrowing as part of a school trip to go to France. Then you can still park. You can still fit down that you know farts is one of the countries that you traveled to. So there's some cool, simple things that you can do to really improve the extra curricular or other side off your application. So one think about all of the countries that you've ever been to make a list. That list is something that you can put into your CV. I employ you festival to put a pick out the most interesting or random countries that you've been to and put them first because saying that you've been Teoh Kenya hold a lot more weight as a point of perhaps interest in an application as well as a talking point face to face, then saying that you've been to France, so think about that when you're building the list of countries that you'll put in to your CV and the ones that make the final cut. You could also put regions backpacked across South America, for example, so the obvious ones I work detail. If you have, of course, have been backpacking. If you have launched a company, if you have done, you know, sport at a higher level than, of course, following the rules of quantification, please do put these into the other area and segment them or section them into different areas. Entrepreneur fit sport travel, music ought, whatever it might be family even. And this brings me to another good area where you potentially might not consider some things. Have you kept any family pets? Have you done any interesting trips? Have you done any kind of anything strange happen to you? That's perhaps on the ordering. Can you play the guitar? You know what's are you self taught guitar? How long did it teach you? How long did it take you to teach yourself to play the guitar? You know what? Your what? Your what? Your interests. If it's like politics and be specific about the political shows that you watch because the more specific you are, the more likely I am to engage in the story that is your that. The story that your resume or CV tells me on this is where, for example, if you're going to put literature, you can put up particular fan of 18th century 18th century social commentary Dickins as well as modern day social commentary. Tupac and Eminem. That's incredibly interesting, parallel social commentary from Dickens's to Tupac and Eminem. So that's like, you know, that's classic literature up with hip hop on putting that parallel into, you know, the other section of your CV again makes you incredibly interesting. Candidate. It's like that someone I want to have a conversation with. And remember, it's humans that hiring humans. This by this stage. I got past the bots, you know, using the key words in the optimization. You're dependent. We hope that you would have got past the box, and this is where the other section off your CV really, really does come in on the more quirky, unique, interesting this that you have there, the better it's going to serve you when it comes to interview. So if you are struggling again, think about any kinds of videos, speeches production, whether music or theater otherwise, that you've done on seek ways to bring them into the other area alongside, Of course, a section called Qualifications. If you've got extracurricular qualifications, whether it be first day, whether it be a sport, whether it be coaching, whether it be anything else, chess, a technical qualification or otherwise it'll belongs in that section on really do focus on the truly quirky in absence of the impressive or hopefully both impressive and quirky things that you've done.