Writing A CV For Formula 1

When you write a CV you need to be conscious that it is not just a case of writing down your professional credentials but also that you need to format your CV for both human and electronic assessment.

In the modern recruitment world agencies and Formula 1 teams use search engines and electronic “bots” to read a page on the internet and assess the relevance of the CV to the exact language and words used by the person that created the search.

Both will look to assess your objective, and an example of this is to state for example “Seeking a role as an aerodynamic senior engineer”.

A recruiter that is in possession of your CV whether in paper or electronic copy will read the whole sentence to assess the relevance, but will also make a conscious interpretation if your CV stated “an experienced aerodynamics engineer” as to its relevance to an aerodynamic senior engineer role they wish to fill.

A bot will make an assessment of each word used in the search, the sequence the exact spelling and the exact wording used in the writing of your CV. So the recruiter would have to write the exact wording used on your CV for you to appear as relevant to the bots search program when it is trawling the internet.

The challenge you face is that a recruiter will use the internet to find a CV in the first instance unless anyone else working at the company is able to put a CV on the table in front of them, or if they already have a CV registered with the company.

So we are talking about search engine optimisation (SEO) of your CV if you are going to stand any chance of being found. It is not possible to write a professional looking CV with all permutations of your skill descriptions, so we need to consider “Keywords” to use. But keyword listing is not enough, search engines are getting smarter and context and relevance algorithms are being developed.

Each section of your CV must meet the search criteria, from seeking a role, to education and experience and potentially personal interest. So formatting a CV and using the correct layout expected is essential. Equally as important is the fact that a CV will be assessed in 7-15 seconds by any reader. If the layout and content do not jump off the page you are in the bin under the table.

Recruiters also have some golden rules when it comes to creating a CV. While you may use a vocabulary in your industry how do you know the relevance of your keyword vocabulary to a Formula 1 recruiter? Most HR personnel will not have an engineering background, they stem from HR training and administration tasks, this by no means a criticism they are very good at their job, but an engineer or designer thinks differently to a person in an administration role.

Jobs in F1 has a keyword relevance tool that works on all search engines to determine the statistically optimised phrases and keywords used by recruiters. The keyword you should be looking for is Wow! We can give you a formula for Formula 1 jobs.

We also have an optimised CV layout that shows you exactly what a recruiter expects to see in an easy to read format.

To have your CV assessed by Jobs in F1 subscribe at Jobs In F1 Members Area and submit your CV as instructed on the jobs in f1 page.

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