Interview & CV Tips
From our pre-interview conversations to post-interview feedback from clients, we will help you understand how you’re coming across, identify issues you may need to address and help you to address them.
Our interview process will help you understand what you are looking for, what you have to offer and what you may need to learn. We will give you full and frank feedback on things that are working for you or potentially holding you back.
We will help you identify the qualities that make you different and valuable, and advise you how to deliver this in an interview. We use our knowledge of what our clients want to help you deliver a fine tuned interview. We help you get the position that really suits you and the rewards that you deserve.
A CV provides an introduction between yourself and your new employers of your working history, skills and qualifications providing you with the opportunity to sell yourself and to show what you can offer.
Your CV is the first contact you will have with one of our client companies so it’s important for yours to stand out against other candidate CVs. Our tips below will ensure exactly that.
Contact details To include: Name; Address; Contact numbers/email address
Personal profile Briefly describe your key skills, personality, and experience in a short paragraph. This will be your opening introduction.
Job history Start with the most recent position and work backwards. Emphasise all relevant experience and achievements gained within each appointment. Ensure you put correct dates of which you have held your jobs, and include a brief description of the duties you undertook for each. Ensure any gaps in between positions to be detailed, for example traveling.
Education Listing the place of education, dates and qualifications gained.
Interests Include your interest and be specific about any sporting achievements you may have.
Presentation Aim for a logical and neat layout. The recommended length for a CV is no more than two sides of A4 paper. Produce your CV on a computer to create a professional and legible document. You may need to tailor your CV to each job you apply for. Check that all spelling and grammar is correct and that the style is consistent, avoid abbreviation or jargon. Your CV is very important as it is one of the keys to securing an interview. It should be honest, business-like and presented in an eye-catching way. It is advisable to avoid over-use of graphics and/or pictures.
If you require any assistance, one of our consultants will be happy to help.