The guide to building a killer CV in 30 minutes

The guide to building a killer CV in 30 minutes

Some basic rules:-

  •  The first page of your CV is the most important – it should stand on its own as
    your personal advert
  • Your CV should be brief – ideally 2 and certainly not more than 3 pages long
    · Your name, address, phone number, email etc in a clear block at the top
  • A short ‘Profile’ setting out who you are, what you do and your key skills and
    abilities Go back to Part 1.to check your key skills – are they still relevant
    now you are writing your profile (click to return to part 1) Use bullet points
    and bold type for emphasis. (click for sample profiles)
  • Education and qualifications – list the top level of education you have, with
    dates, plus any professional qualifications.
  • A Career History in reverse chronological order, concentrating on your most
    recent job(s) Say who you work(ed) for, job title, and responsibilities. List
    your key achievements – they will serve as examples of the ‘key skills’ in the
    profile. Try to be specific – express achievement in terms of money, time,
    percentages. Note – your Profile makes claims about you- your Career
    History provides evidence of these claims.·
  • Do the same for previous jobs, but with less detail. If you have had a long
    career, earlier jobs can be covered in just one or two lines
  • · Complete your CV with Personal Details – date of birth, marital status
    (optional) nationality (optional) and any particular outside interests or
    achievements
  • Use a clear, simple type face. Try Tahoma as an alternative to Times New
    Roman
  • · When complete, save your CV to your hard drive

Get The Job you REALLY Want

If you really want to improve your career prospects, waiting for the agency that has thousands of similarly qualified individuals on their database to call you is not the way forward. It's a numbers game for them and it's a lottery for you.

Filling out endless application forms is demoralising and given that there are 200-400 applications for every job advertised, It's a bad way to get to where you want to be.

Times have changed and so have the methods of not only finding a job, but of controlling your career move successfully.

We are committed to bringing you the best possible chance of making that life changing move go well.
Why? - Because we have 20 years experience of doing just that.

  • * Learn the REALITY about the unadvertised job market. 6 ways the Market works and 1 that doesn't (and that could put your job search back by months)
  • Find out why having the best CV/Resume might not be the best way to promote yourself (some of the top recuiters receive 2k Cvs/Resumes a week – even in good times!)
  • What employers are REALLY looking for and how to find the key information (hint – it's so easy when you know how, you will wonder why you never thought of it)
  • Find out the job search methods that recruiters would rather you did not know (costs them money!)
  • Learn how to find the direct contact details of key decision makers (get to talk to them before the position is even advertised)