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Our team are experienced and knowledgeable consultants who specialise in recruiting all types of Jobs throughout every region of the UK. Using our in depth knowledge of the client's requirements we will discuss the company and position with you and only forward your CV if you believe that the business is suitable and the vacancy fits your career aspirations. We are open and honest with all applicants throughout the recruitment process. Our list of jobs can be found here.
Writing a great CV or résumé is your first step to making an impression on an employer, so it's important to get it right.
If you are a recent graduate or have been in your current job role for a long time, designing a professional CV may seem daunting at first - but it's all about including the key information in the right layout.
Because employers receive hundreds of CVs every day, they need to be able to find your important details, skills and experience quickly and easily. Make your CV stand out from the pack by following our easy tips on content and presentation:
Always begin your CV with your contact details – your name, address, contact number, email address and your LinkedIn URL
This is your opportunity to tell your potential employer why you are perfect for the job.
In a few short sentences, list your key skills, experience and attributes which are relevant for the role you have applied for, but steer clear of the clichéd buzzwords and phrases ("I work well within a team," "I am very enthusiastic") and any attempts of humour.
Next, list details of your education in reverse chronological order. If you are a graduate this section will be more important compared to an experienced candidate, so include any modules you completed as part of your degree which are relevant to the job role you are applying for.
Again in reverse chronological order, list your previous jobs, including the job role, the name of your employer, the dates you were employed there, and bullet points of the key duties you performed. For graduates, include any relevant work experience and internships or placement years.
Be aware that your potential employer/recruiter may ask you about any long gaps between jobs.
This section is for any additional skills or qualifications you have attained which were not a core part of your education.
List any relevant courses you have attended, any technical abilities, secondary languages you speak (moderate – fluent), and machinery or software you are qualified / able to use.
Tell the employer the things you do in your spare time that make you different from the other candidates.
In a few bullet points or short sentences include your interests and hobbies, such as any sports you play regularly or societies you are a part of, but leave out information about any trade unions or political parties you are affiliated with.
Spelling mistakes are an instant turn-off for recruiters as it shows that you have not paid due diligence to ensuring your CV is perfect.
Once you have written your CV, check it for any spelling and grammatical errors. Run it through your spell checker and then read through it several times - remember your spell checker won't flag up where you have written "or" where you meant to write "of."
If spelling and grammar are not your strength, ask a friend to check over it for you.
The length of your CV will differ depending on your level of experience, but you should aim to fill around two pages.
Make sure your CV is saved as a Microsoft Word or PDF document so that it can easily be opened.
Interviews can be split into two sections (telephone and face to face) however much of the advice is applicable to either scenario so we'd recommend you read both sections.
- Stand up – stand up and even walk around a bit during a phone interview. You tend to speak more clearly and confidently when standing.
- Watch out for distractions! – Find a nice, comfortable, and quiet place for your phone interview … maybe your house, office (if it's private), or even a local park. Avoid busy locations like coffee houses and restaurants. Do not talk while driving in your car. It's dangerous and you'll only get flustered.
- Don't forget your CV – Print out a copy of your CV to reference while answering questions. While we wouldn't advise speaking directly from your CV during the interview, your CV help to ensure you don't forget any highlights in your experience.
- Determine your talking points in advance – You should prepare a few sentences around prominent events in your own experience. Think of creative stories that highlight your competencies and innovative ideas you have for the job that you want to make sure the interviewer hears. You should still let the interviewer drive the discussion and direction of topics, but these talking points will help you sneak in some of your own flavour, when relevant.
- Do your homework!! Research the company, division and job for which you are interviewing. Print out the job description for which you are being considered. If no job description is available think about what your ideal job in the company would be or how you think you could best contribute given your skills and interests. Type up these ideas and print them out. This description will help you frame your answers and maintain your focus throughout the conversation.
Do you have any questions? Almost every interview ends with the interviewer asking, "Do you have any questions for me?" Try and write down two to three questions you'd like to ask ahead of time.
Face to Face Interviews
The first impression in an interview is the most important one. People you meet will imagine working with you and how you will fit into the team, so make sure that make a positive and enthusiastic impression in the first 5 minutes and that you:
- Look good – clean, well dressed, well shaven. A suit is a very good idea.
- Be friendly to EVERYONE you meet – especially the receptionist and anyone who comes to collect you.
- Be prepared – make sure that you have some questions about the company prepared – particularly about the technology and the direction of the technology.
- Go back, way back! – For technical interviews, review relevant technologies and go back to basics. Many interviews include theory questions from university days.
- Remember – without being pushy though to: (a) Sell yourself. (b) Sell your skills. (c) Sell your potential.
- Research the company: its policies, products and financial standing. Understand the details of the position for which you are being interviewed.
- Get a contact name and telephone number and also check the route and journey time.
- Decide what you are going to wear several days in advance – this allows plenty of time for pressing, polishing etc. Dress should be smart and 'conform'.
- Be familiar with what you have written on your application form/CV – take a copy with you, and be prepared to support the statements on your CV with examples.
- Arrive at the company location in good time and report to the interview at least 10 minutes before the appointment. If you have any delay, telephone the company and advise them.
- It is essential that you are courteous and professional from the moment you arrive. Check with the receptionist about the correct pronunciation of the interviewer's name and status.
- Entrance into the interview must create the right impression – head up, straight back, smiling face and exuding energy. Appear interested. Look the interviewer in the eye and shake hands firmly.
- Once seated, sit straight, maintain eye contact and try to avoid fidgeting. Understand the context of the interviewer – ie find out their job title and function (they may tell you this without needing to ask questions).
- If the interview is going well, do not allow your body to relax too much – remain alert and interested in everything that is said.
- Be positive. For the purposes of the interview, this is the only job you want. Vague expressions of interest are pointless.
- Respond continually to points being made. Present all answers clearly and thoughtfully. Avoid digressing. Do not talk too much.
- Keep your poise at all times.
- You are there because of your application/CV. Don't go into great depth about issues/accomplishments not related to the position.
- Never run down or make snide comments about your present/previous employers/colleagues.
- Avoid arguments over detail and never be offensive. Be firm and persuasive but never lose your temper.
- Make suggestions as to how the work could be tackled but do not be dictatorial.
- Obtain a good understanding of what the job entails before discussing salary.
- If it has not already been made clear by the end of the interview, ask if there is anything lacking in your knowledge/experience which could be a problem.
- Interview questions generally fall into four main categories. Be prepared to give answers about the following: (a) Work experience (b) Education (c) Family and home life (d) Current activities, interests and hobbies.