Thinking of New Year New Job? If you’re looking at updating your CV take a look at these 5 top tips below;
- Include your location
You may not want anyone to know your personal details but if you put the town you live in down on your CV it’ll help a recruiter check whether a journey is actually possible/suitable for you before contacting you – doing some of the ground work for you!
- Personal Statement
This is a great opportunity to highlight what you’re looking for and why, whether it’s a part-time job for family reasons, a change in career following recent studies or the next step up for progression. If you’ve had a career break or sabbatical you could also cover this here.
- Company details
It’s hard to know what every company does so it’s great to use a quick intro to the company. Why? A recruiter may know that certain skills picked up from certain environments will work well in their vacancy. For example, someone who’s worked for an FMCG may suit a fast paced role or banking may suit a role full of thorough processes.
- Job details
Bullet points! Keep your role details in bullet points and concise. This makes it so much easier to read but also helps your key skills stand out – so make sure you include what you want people to see. Remember to include figures, budgets, stats & numbers.
What should you include?
- GCSE’s for Maths, English and Science.
- Any further education, give your dissertation topics if you’re a fairly recent graduate.
- Courses you’ve taken independently or in your previous employment.
If you need any help with your application you can email our recruitment team who’ll be happy to help you via firstname.lastname@example.org