How to Improve Your Football CV
In the highly competitive football job market, your CV can make or break your chances of securing interviews and progressing past the first stage in your search for a role. If you’ve been applying for jobs but haven’t been successful in landing interviews, you might be wondering why.
Many times, it comes down to your football CV. Piero Carrino, Managing Director of Football Careers, explains:
“We see hundreds of CVs each week from managing recruitment campaigns and from people applying for roles through our job board. The football world is full of qualified candidates with a lot to offer, but sometimes their CV doesn’t do them justice.
“To succeed, you need an eye-catching CV that tells recruiters why they should be interested in you.”
Over the years, our team has supported thousands of football professionals in their careers, reviewing thousands of CVs in the process.
Here, Piero Carrino discusses what to avoid in your football CV and shares advice on how to improve it.
Introduce yourself — and be specific!
Football recruiters often find themselves with a high volume of CVs to address when they advertise a job. Piero says:
“If someone’s looking at your CV, they’re going to look at it quickly — in maybe 30 seconds, you’ve got to really sell yourself. Rather than going straight into your qualifications and experience, include a personal profile.
“This is a short biography that introduces you to recruiters, explaining your background and what makes you special as a candidate. This goes at the top of your CV and will be the first thing employers read.”