Your CV

Your CV has to be sent to us in word format, not PDF, so we can make alterations if necessary.

Personal Details: Please provide your name, email, contact phone number and home address, including postcode, so that where required we can match your commuting needs with the roles available. Make sure these are clearly marked at the top of your CV.

Personal Statement: Our advice is to keep this paragraph concise. Use it as an opportunity to show why your past work experience and attributes you have obtained at previous jobs are relevant for this new company and explain why you feel this company would be a good for you.

Work Experience: It is important that your work experience starts with your most recent job first and then works backwards. You should list dates in the following format 01/01/2017 – 01/01/2018, name of the company and the job title. Under this you should have;

Responsibilities: Should be kept concise and if possible relevant to the job you are applying for.

Achievements: Very important part of the CV as it is your opportunity to show your successes. Any analytical data you have should go in this section, for example, the number of sales you achieved in your best year, your valuation to instruction ratio, your office turnover, how many testimonials have been written about you from a client, how have you helped increase revenue for your department etc.

Education: List any formal qualifications and any training and development undertaken, either independently or during previous periods of employment.

Hobbies and Interests: Only include if the skills or teamwork concerned are relevant for the job.

Important Tips

Remember, your CV is a reflection of yourself, so it’s important that it’s well laid out and looks professional. Choose a clear, professional font to ensure that your CV can be easily read.

Avoid typing mistakes at all costs. A simple spell check is not enough: ask someone else to proof read your finished CV. If your attention to detail is not good on your CV employers will assume that this will be the case in your job.

Keep it concise and easy to read. Two sides of A4 maximum.

Any extra information, such as reasons for a career change or reasons for gaps in career history should be added as required.

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