Your CV is the first impression a prospective employer will get of you and that’s why it is so important to structure your CV to showcase the best of what you’ve got! Ensuring it accurately sells your skills and experience, showing them that you are the right person for the job! So, within this blog we thought we would give you our top tips for writing the perfect CV!
1. Provide all necessary contact details.
Arguably the most important section of your CV, I mean there is little point writing one if you aren’t easily contactable! Checking your details are up to date and correct and presenting them clearly at the top of the page will ensure the employer knows who you are and how to contact you to arrange your interview. You could even provide a link to your LinkedIn profile, so employers could get the chance to find out more about you.
2. Perfect your personal profile.
This is the first section the employer will read so it is obviously very important to provide a brief yet interesting profile about yourself. Tailoring this to the job you are applying for, highlighting relevant skills and attributes you possess will highlight your individuality, helping you stand out from the crowd!
3.Provide detail about your most relevant work experience.
Including key details such as your previous employer, your job title, start and finish dates and your key responsibilities will provide insight into your skillset and capabilities. Unlike other sectors, the education industry will need to know your full employment history, for safeguarding purposes.
4. Detail your education history as well as courses and training.
As discussed you are likely to be asked to provide evidence of your education, grades and qualification. Providing additional information on training courses you have undertaken that are relevant to the role you are applying for will also help you stand out!
5. Layout, Spelling and Grammar.
Keep your CV length under or around two pages long, choosing a clear, easy to read font. Ensuring it is readable is a must, as well as double checking your CV before submitting it to a prospective employer.
At MAT Recruitment we are here to help- providing you with necessary tips, advice and any support throughout the recruitment process! If you would like any more information please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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