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The recruitment game has changed and continues to evolve with speed, at Alderson Gray we aim to be at the top of the game and are working hard in the background developing exciting new techniques, a CV presented professionally helps the game of being a winner or a loser!
Alderson Gray prides itself upon matching the right candidates, we do this by listening and working on your behalf. Your CV is often the first stage of the journey which hopefully grabs our attention (or otherwise) and you go onto that winning interview so it’s essential that we get it right together, so we offer some advice on how prepare to win the job of your dreams!
A good place to start would be putting yourself in the shoes of the recruiter and tailor your CV to suit the role. The better the match, the more likely you are to be called for an interview. If you struggle to match your CV to the requirements of the role, then perhaps it is not the right position for you.
- Keep your CV simple, concise and no more than two pages long with line spaces between each section.
- The font should remain consistent throughout with bold/larger font sizes for headings.
- Make it easy to read in a way that indicates you are THE ideal candidate for the role.
- Ensure it is tailored to what the recruiter is looking for.
- The same format should be used throughout.
- Bullet points are advisable to ensure a “punchy” approach.
CV will typically have the following sections:
- Profile – a few sentences outlining your strengths showing you are a close match to the role.
- Career history – outline in reverse chronological order.
- Key skills – ensure these are a close match to the role you are applying for.
- Education / Training – important that industry related qualifications are given more detail.
- Personal interests – Be selective in this area and consider the role you are applying for, i.e. if a role on an exotic island then a keen interest in watersports would be ideal, whereas cinema may not be!