One Simple trick to get your CV notices

As a job hunter you want to make sure that your CV gets noticed right?

So what's the easiest way to make your CV stand out amongst all the other CV's in a recruiter's inbox?

I'll tell you... it's the subject line in your email.

Why did you open this email? Because the subject line offered a solution to your problem... 

So offer recruiters a solution to their problem and they will open your email and then your CV - simple.


So what is a recruiter’s problem?

He or she needs somebody with specific skills to fill their job vacancy... So solve their problem with your subject line.

Instead of boring them with the job reference number they've seen a thousand times in your subject line - try giving them what they are looking for, like below;


Subject: Microsoft qualified IT support specialist


Subject: Motivated graduate with a first class history degree


Subject: Project Manager with 5 years public sector experience


Here's how it will stand out in a recruiter's inbox:

Email Subject Line


But you may be thinking "what if I'm applying via a job website?"

A lot of job websites will display the recruiter's email address on their job adverts – so send a direct email instead of using the site's messaging system.

If you can't see an email address on the advert, then apply through the website and you should receive a confirmation email which includes the recruiters email address. 

Save the email address and then if you don't hear back from them in a few days - follow up via email using a subject like the ones above.

Try adding this quick tip to your job search, to ensure that your CV gets noticed and more recruiters respond to you.

Don't forget to register your CV with CV library to access a huge range of jobs and employers.