Writing your CV is up there with public speaking as one of the most stressful things a person can do.
It is hard to pull all your experience together into two measly pages and then express it in such a way that it stands out from the crowd.
For most people it is only undertaken under duress, usually the night before a job application has to be put in.
In this online era it can be even harder, as the days of getting acknowledgments or feedback seem to be long gone.
Add in the complexity of looking for a part-time role and it is easy to feel overwhelmed.
But don’t despair! WorkJuggle is here to help.
In terms of compiling a flexible CV here are the important points to consider
- What are your key skills?
Ideally, what are the skills you have which are very valuable in the market?
This is not the time to hide your light under a bushel but to be very clear about what you (and no one else) can bring to the table.
In this instance, technical skills and qualifications are often the best. Currently employers are crying out for people with qualifications in Data Warehousing, Software Engineering and Digital Marketing. If you have experience/ qualifications in this area make this clear in the first paragraph.
- What flexibility are you looking for?
“Flexibility” means different things to different people. You want to make it clear what kind you are looking for, be it a short term contract or a 3 day week. You absolutely do not need to say WHY you want this flexibility (no one cares) just state it clearly.
- Reframe it into a positive.
Do not apologise for what you are trying to do. Rather then a hesitant “Ideally looking for a position with some flexibility”.
State “Experience Data Analyst with Fortune 500 experience, currently available 3 days a week”.
That sounds like an opportunity rather then a mishap. Remember working flexibly gives an employer who otherwise may not be able to afford you 5 days a week, utilise your skills 3 days a week.