Looking for a new role, but unsure if your CV is going to secure your the interview?
Starting from the beginning can be daunting task and even if you have experience writing a CV, you might still be making the mistake of using the same CV for each job you apply for.
We've put together a CV Template to help increase your chances to secure the interview.
- Personalise your Personal Profile to the role in question.
- Include some specific examples from previous positions/education that enhance your credibility and match the job description.
- Write your employment history in reverse-chronological order (most recent job first).
- Use your work experience to demonstrate your skills, ability and experience.
- If you are straight out of education and haven't worked, it's okay to leave this section blank.
- If a lack of experience is holding you back, speak to your consultant about some temporary work
- List Educational establishment, dates and grades from GCSE level onwards in reverse-chronological order.
- State the qualification(s) at each establishment
- If there is any particular modules that is relevant to the role highlight it.
Hobbies & Interests
- Hobbies & Interests are not essential to your CV, although they do give the hiring manager an understaning of your personality.
- Ask will my hobbies they help you get the job? If not, leave them out
- Unless asked directly in the job description (which is unlikely) stating references are available upon request is good enough
- Although, make sure your references are credible as some clients do check them, especially financial institutions.