The job market is not fully recovered yet. The competition is fierce. Companies that are currently recruiting are swamped with applications, so make sure that whatever you do, you maximise the chances for your CV to be at least picked up and looked at by a real person. I am fully aware that not everyone will have the means to splurge on a professional CV review or CV writing service; those can be expensive. But there are many things that you can do to improve your current CV – and it just takes a few hours to do so. I will walk you through a step by step process of optimising your CV.