Virgin Media are out to get your CV in shape with their new Cut the Quack tool.
Aiming to lose the jargon and buzzwords from your job applications, they want to help you improve your chances of landing your dream job.
“It started as a simple tool that candidates could use as part of the application process at Virgin Media,” Roxanne Chand, social media and content manager for Virgin Media Careers explains. “It became such a good idea we thought why not make it accessible to anyone applying for any role at any company. We want it to be a fun but practical learning tool to help those in need of updating their CV. We all know that when you apply for a new job that revamping your CV is the first hurdle. Cut the Quack allows you to get rid of all the unwanted buzzwords recruiters are bored of seeing and provides you with alternatives to enhance your CV. We’re not advising people on how to structure their CV – we just want them to think about how they can stand out and avoid all those CV clichés.”
The tool will help you think outside the box, Roxanne says. “It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut and just be the same as everyone else. This tool allows you to start seeing how you can be different. It highlights change and allows you to make the decision whether you want to incorporate that change or just stay the same.”
But what is it that Virgin Media are looking for in the people they recruit?
“We want people to join us that really encompass our values (straight up, red hot, insatiably curious, smart disruption, delightfully surprising, and heartfelt service) these reflect who we are as a brand and our people should reflect these also,” Roxanne says. “But it’s more than just coming along saying you can demonstrate our values, enthusiasm and passion for the job is essential. More importantly, we want our people to just be themselves. We are like one big family! Not one person in our business is the same, and why would we ever want that? Your uniqueness is what makes you, you. We want people who are eager to join our family unit to help us make good things happen.”