5 top tips for a good Mac/Cross-platform CV

Helpdesk supportBy Henry Capper.

 1- Make your profile work for you
Your profile should be a short punchy statement about what it is that you do and what it is that you’re looking for. This is your statement of intent and a good profile will grab an employer’s attention and let them know what you are about; this should be tailored for each job.
2- Make it clear what you do
The first 20-30 seconds of a client looking at a CV are the most important.
Make sure your Mac/cross platform operating experience is clearly visible and explain what it is you have done, ideally within a glance at the CV the employer should know:
–       What platform your experience is with
–       What level of experience (e.g. 1st/2nd/server etc.)
–       Length of experience with the operating system
–       Any relevant certifications you have
–       List all hardware/software/technologies you can support
3- What other technical/support knowledge do you have?
Make it clear what other technical/support knowledge you have been working with for each of your previous roles; Let people know if if you have worked with any of the below, if employers don’t see it they will assume you have not done it:
–       Storage systems (XSAN, SAN),
–       Creative packages (Final-Cut pro, Creative Suite)
–       Server (AD/OD integration),
–       Mail servers (Kerio, Exchange)
N.B  make sure that you are competent in the skills you list, only detail actual experience.
4- Show how you have added value
Go beyond detailing your day to day tasks, outline what achievements and/or contributions you have made to your previous employer; every job has key performance indicators, find out what yours are and make them clear. This helps you stand out from the competition.
5- Make it clear
I know it sounds a simple one, but make sure your CV is in a clear format that is easy to read, cluttered CV’s in tiny font instantly put employers off. Also make sure your contact details are clearly displayed.
If you are interested in some more advice or are looking for a new opportunity please feel free to view our job boards or call us on 020 8660 9999.