Your CV is your selling tool. This is what determines whether a client will see you for interview and short list you from other candidates. A client will scan your CV and will determine if you go into the yes or no pile.
Your CV needs to be relevant to the position you are applying for and making sure that you include all the skills you have.
It is imperative that you include Personal Details, Education and Qualifications, Work Experience, Skills, References, Interests and Achievements.
Interviews require planning and research prior to attending. This should include having any answers ready when your potential employer discusses your CV and experience.
It is imperative that you know the full ins and outs of the job specification and role you are applying for. You should be prepared to demonstrate how your working experience relates to this, also having questions at the ready relating to the company and the job.
Know your skills from strengths through to your weaknesses – everybody does have them.
First impressions always count, from your appearance through to your handshake and body language are all key factors. You should always look the part and dress professionally. Plan your journey making sure you arrive 15 minutes earlier than your scheduled interview.
Controlling of the nerves is key too – you may have the experience and can do the job with your eyes closed but this could be the deciding factor.
Remember don’t worry, our consultants will assist and guide you through every step of the interview process.
A cover letter is the first impression that lodges in the mind of an employer, making it one of the most critical components for getting noticed. It is important to sell your key strengths confidently to grab the reader’s attention. This will increase the likelihood of progression through the selection process.
A tailored, compelling cover letter shows you have taken the time to research the company and understand the employer’s needs and job requirements. It is an opportunity to express that you are enthusiastic about the role and to demonstrate the value you would add to the employer. It is also important to demonstrate your experience in relation to the job description.
Use your cover letter to give examples of relevant experience.