Whether you are an experienced SAP professional or a graduate looking to start out in SAP, when applying for jobs it is essential that you have a well written SAP CV.
Your SAP CV is your first point of contact with a potential employer and so you should ensure that it highlights all your relevant skills and is laid out in a clear and professional manner.
First impressions count, so in order to help you make the most of your first point of contact for SAP jobs we’ve put together this brief guide to writing your SAP CV.
The format of your SAP CV
CV formats are pretty standard, regardless of skill or industry. You should aim to include the following sections:
- Profile Summary
Making your SAP CV stand out from the crowd
With the current job market being so competitive, employers and hiring recruiters are receiving a vast number of applications for every SAP job they advertise making it essential that your SAP CV stands out from the crowd. Here are a few suggestions as to how you can make your SAP CV noticeable:
Although the format of a CV is pretty standard, it is recommended that you give your SAP CV a bit of personality through the layout or design. If you are adding colour do take in to consideration that the hiring employer is likely to print this and so a white background is probably best, and that some colours are not very easy to read. You layout/design should be in place to further highlight the key parts of your CV, so take care not to let it overshadow your skills and experience.
The majority of recruitment is now done online and so it is a very good idea that when writing your SAP CV you keep in mind specific keywords that are relevant to the SAP jobs that you are looking for. This will help you out if you upload your CV to a job site as it will help recruiters to find you in the first place. Try to think of variants to your key skills, for example SAP FICO can sometime be written SAP FI/CO – if your CV uses “SAP FICO” but a hiring employer is searching “SAP FI/CO” then your CV is not likely to show very high in the search results.
Keep it brief
When writing your SAP CV, try to keep it succinct. Repetition is a quick way to ensure a hiring recruiter will stop reading! Focus on the key elements of your SAP history; it is perfectly acceptable to use bullet points, especially for things such as listing the different SAP technologies that you are familiar with etc. We would suggest trying to keep your CV to just 2 A4 pages in length.
Tailor your CV to the role
This can be the difference between a good CV and a great one! By tailoring your SAP CV to the exact SAP job that you are applying for you will be able to hone in on the key skills and priorities that the hiring manager is looking for. If you are able to write your SAP CV with these skills and priorities in mind, you are likely to be able to find examples of where you have demonstrated these skills through your experience and as a result you are more likely to appear to be the perfect candidate for that role!
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