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05th February, 2020
Writing your way to success
CV writing can be daunting, and they are often not given the time they deserve when deciding to search for a new job. Some make the mistake of finding their old saved document, adding their most recent job role and sending without any further edits. Others start from scratch, adding too much information or not enough, being over creative with the format or too minimal.
Often the whole process can become an unexpected nightmare. Here are some handy hints and tips on how to write the perfect CV so you don’t feel overwhelmed at the first hurdle of finding a career you love.
Layout and Content
Keep the appearance simple. Most CV’s are sent online now so you no longer need to make it stand out from a printed pile on a desk. Although it’s important to make it aesthetically pleasing and neat, the content is the most important element.
Your personal details should be listed at the top of the CV There is no point writing an amazing CV for them not to be able to contact you. This should include:
Your Full Name
The area you live in
This is your section to sell yourself and first impressions really do count.
This needs to be in chronological order starting with present role or most recent. Use headers:
Duration (month/Year – Month/Year)
This is where you can add in and skills or achievements which are relevant for the job.
Might seem like this is just an obvious section to fill out but there are still some do’s and don’ts.
Place of Study
Duration of time
10 GCSE’s grade A-C
1990 – 1995
Interests and Hobbies
This is a great way to give a bit of personality to your CV and an impression of who you are.
“I enjoy knitting, fundraising for charities and training for marathons”
There is no need to list your references on you CV. A simple Reference Upon Request written at the bottom is enough. It also ensures that your reference’s information is kept safe and only disclosed when it needs to be.
Make it Count
Once you have followed these hints and tips, it’s time to put your CV to work. There is no point putting all that effort in, for it to go to waste in the wrong places.
Applying for jobs can be tedious and often the employers have received so many applicants you won’t find out if the position has been filled already or you have been unsuccessful. This can be very disheartening and often can put some people off the idea of a career move and they settle in a job that they no longer enjoy.
The way to make the most of your CV is to send it to us and let us do all the hard work for you. Along with your CV we create a profile which paints a Full Picture of who you are and tailor it to the role you want. We then send it to our clients and liaise and negotiate with them for you. We have great relationships with our clients based on trust and reliability, so our candidates are met with the knowledge that we fully understand the roles needs and only send the perfect fit.
If you want our endorsement and excellent reputation behind your applications and a stress free, time saving option for finding the best job for you then contact us today.