The purpose of a CV is to secure an interview not a job, that’s why job applications are two-
The interview is as important, if not more important than the CV, but without a good CV, applicants won’t even get their foot in the door.
A CV must be concise, informative and clearly written and above all be presented in such a way that it stands out from the competition.
No prospective employer will read the entire CV, especially in today’s economic climate where even basic jobs attract huge volumes of applicants. You have 20-
Essential experience and proven ability can be presented in bullet form. Senior posts will often require minimum levels of qualification and these should be emphasised.
The person who is short-
The hope that a single CV will suffice for every advertised post is misplaced. CV’s should be specifically geared to match the job requirements of the advertised position.
That means that you may have lots of different CVs, all geared towards specific industries or positions.
Bear in mind that different sectors use different terminology, so don’t be intimidated by the terminology. Some sectors or small companies may call the manager’s assistant a ‘secretary’.
Other sectors may call a person who is essentially doing the same type of work an ‘Executive Assistant’ or a PA (Personal Assistant) or various other names and titles.
Companies call different experiences by different names, so don’t be put off by adverts that call for budgetary experience, financial acumen or a host of different expressions that are just every-
We will ensure that your CV expresses relevant experience in regard to the advertisement.
This obviously DOES NOT APPLY where the advertisement calls for degrees or qualifications that you don’t have.
The point being made is ‘read’ and ‘understand’ the advertisement. If you have this experience but your previous company called the responsibility by a different name, don’t let the different terminology prevent you from confidently expressing that you have the experience being sought.
A well constructed cover letter is very important and can complement your CV by highlighting specific skills and experience that may be applicable to the new post being applied for,
The cover letter endorses your grammar, language and presentation skills.
We can assist in this regard, without any additional charge.