Hints and Tips
Creating a solid CV
Before you start typing, remember that your CV needs to ‘sell’ you, your skills and experience and what you can offer a potential employer. Don’t just give a summary of your qualifications, skills and experience – put your personality into your CV and really show the employer why you’re different and how you’re suited to the role you’re applying for.
Think about your profile paragraph – make sure all your personal information is up to date and use this opening paragraph to highlight your skills, strengths and personal qualities. You can mention your career objectives and aspirations here too. Use bullet points to list your academic achievements and professional qualifications. When it comes to your career summary, pay most attention to your more recent roles – this is what employers are really interested in. For each job, give a short description of the role, responsibilities and achievements. Finally, check spelling and grammar, and make sure you haven’t used too much jargon.
CV’s should only be 2 pages, 3 max.
The application process
The first all-important step. Take your time and make sure you’ve filled in everything correctly and thoroughly. If you’re uploading a CV make sure it’s the most up-to-date version of your CV. Sounds obvious but it’s all too easy to attach an old version.
An interview isn’t an interrogation. It’s a chance for us to see if you’re right for the job, both technically and good cultural fit for the company. It’s also your chance to ask us, in the first instance or the client at the interview stage any questions.
We will advise you to the type of interview the client will be conducting and will support you with the interview preparation. As an example, some client may use competency-based interviews which are designed to assess behavioural competencies. They could ask you to talk about your previous relevant experience and how it relates to the job you’re applying for. Good preparation is vital. So, before you attend the interview take a thorough look at the job