Why is having a good CV important?
Having a good CV can mean the difference between getting noticed or being overlooked in today’s crowded job market. It’s your first chance to promote yourself to an employer. A good CV will get you to an interview. Use it to apply for advertised jobs, or to introduce yourself to employers you’d like to work for. They may have unadvertised vacancies.
What should be on my CV?
Put simply – Your CV should include a written summary of your skills, achievements and experience. As well as this, employers find the following areas important:
- Professional Summary
- Hobbies & Interests
- Cover letters
- Current company summary
- Explanation of any gaps in employment
How should you layout your CV?
According to a survey of leading businesses, your cv should be no more than two concise pages. There is no strict layout to a CV, however, we recommend the following:
- Name, address & full contact details
- Professional Summary including your Key Skills
- Professional Experience (Most Recent First)
- Your Education
- Your professional or specialist qualifications
- Hobbies/Personal Interests
How we can help?
Our professional advisers will work with you to determine your career ambitions and help you to identify and draw out the skills, strengths and experience your target employers will be looking for.
Should you have any questions regarding your CV, we will be extremely happy to advise you further.
phone: 01388 737121