iProfile: The CV Template That’s Taking Over
Janet Linden, a computer programmer, has accumulated quite a CV portfolio. In the 13 years of
her adult working life she’s created a new CV or updated her old CV format at least 8 times.
So recently when she found herself once again job hunting, she dug up her latest CV, circa
2004, and was appalled.
"My CV format looked like a dog’s breakfast! Now in retrospect, I can see it from the
employer's point of view. There was no logic to the order I presented the categories, the
margins were all over the page - nothing lined up, and it was embarrassingly padded out to 9
pages, a lot of it stuff that I’m sure no one cared about."
The problem with any existing CV format (or resume templates) is that, until now, there
hasn’t been a standardised template. So job boards, hirers and recruiters had to first
un-format each CV and then enter it into their own database’s format - a tedious, boring
task that cost companies time and money. It also opened the door to all kinds of errors and
omissions slipping into the system, missing phone numbers for references, incorrectly keyed
data, and other mistakes that work against both the employer and the job seeker.
The Trouble With The Old CV Format
Without a universal CV template that everyone can use with confidence, people like Janet wind
up trying out a wide variety of CV format styles over the years, very often choosing an
inappropriate or ineffective one. For example, many CV resources from a decade or more ago
recommended a certain CV format for candidates who had more education than job experience.
A different CV format was suggested for executives, technical workers, service industry
personnel, etc. But in the end, it has always been up to the individual job seeker to choose
a CV format and shoehorn their own information into a given template. It wasn’t always a good
A Well Kept Secret: The Online CV Template
Until now, the iProfile has been a secret known only to some savvy UK job seekers - 2.3 million
of them, to be exact. It has also been used by many recruitment agencies to help select
candidates. But now, iProfile is available to all professionals... anyone can use the free
service to build their new
and take advantage of the wide exposure it gives them.
The iProfile CV template is a great
boon to the job seeker. It allows you to write, amend, and
send your CV to any number of potential employers from the security of your online iProfile
account. And because you can change your
CV as often as needed
over the years, the iProfile CV is the last CV you’ll ever have to create.
For all those reasons, iProfile has received overwhelming support for its new CV format from
both hirers and job seekers. Now, Janet and others like her don’t have to agonize over
choosing the right CV format for their professions and experience. Now recruiters don’t
have to un-format and re-format a wild assortment of CVs because most consultants are using
the same definitions that you use when you create your iProfile CV.
All this means a streamlined recruitment process and more accurate job matches in the end, which is beneficial for everyone.
The Standardized CV Template of the Future
90% of IT sector employees in the UK have used iProfiles to find a job. And nearly half of the
largest UK recruitment agencies have adopted the iProfile CV format as well.
iProfile is expanding its reach into sectors like finance, banking, accounting, construction and engineering. So very soon, the
iProfile CV template will be the UK standard CV template that everyone
uses to make their next career move. And that every employer and recruiter uses to find them.
So what did Janet Linden decide to do? When she saw how easy it was to transfer her current CV information into the iProfile
template and how much more accessible this would make her to potential employers, she signed up for a free iProfile account.
If you’d like to get an iProfile click here. To learn more about iProfile, the new
CV format, before joining, click here.