“Choose a Job you love, and you will never have to work
a day in your life”
I have had the opportunity to interview a couple of times now and luckily enough have always chosen the right candidate which is such a relief. There’s nothing worse than picking the wrong person who doesn’t fit into your team because you have to work with them day in day out.
Your CV is the first thing that your potential employer will see and it needs to stand out or it will just get pushed to the back of the pile. I’m not saying do an Elle Woods from Legally Blonde and use pink scented paper, however much I would love that, I’m not sure many employers would find it professional.
Here are a few tips that me and my manager looked for while sifting through the many applicants that we received were,
• It needs to Stand out. As I said before employers probably receive hundreds of cv’s. Your CV should showcase your skills and experience, but don’t woffle on about how you did in your SATS in primary school or GCSE’s.
• Keep it simple. Dont use loads of different fonts and colours, keep it clean with a simple font like Ariel and make use of Headings to separate sections.
• Check and check again. Make sure you have used spell check and your phone number, email address and home address are all correct. You don’t want to be missing an important phone call for an interview.
• Update. Keep updating your CV with different skills, jobs or courses you have attended. Theres nothing worse than receiving a CV with no up to date job and you can tell it has been sent in a rush and not updated.
• Tell the truth. Theres no point in telling little porkies to help you get the job, imagine getting the job and then not being able to do certain tasks that you said you had been doing for years – it’s just not worth it.
• Use a template. If you don’t know were to start then google a CV template. You will find a huge amount of different ones that will give you ideas on how to lay yours out. Also it will make sure you dont miss out an important section.
Now that you have your CV written start looking on websites for jobs like TMI Resourcing or sending it to an agency. Also always keep a few printed copys with you because you never know when you might need one.