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CV Tips

  • Your CV should be clear and concise

  • A bullet point format is easier to read and will be easier for you to create

  • Try to include not only responsibilities but also your achievements in each position

  • CVs should not really be any longer than 2 pages

  • Start your Career History with your most recent position and work backwards

  • Include all your contact details

  • References are always helpful

  • Highlight or bold the parts that you want to stand out

  • Be specific to the role and organisation you are applying to - include what you feel is relevant to that job and company at the beginning of your CV in the Personal Profile section

Interview Tips

Prior to the Interview:

  • Read through the job description thoroughly

  • Make notes from the company website and the job description, and take these with you (the interview isn’t a memory test, so you can always look back through your notes during the interview process)

  • Review your journey time so you are not late

  • Ensure you arrive 10 to 15 minutes before your interview start time

  • Take a pad and pen so you can make notes during the interview

  • Dress appropriately

Interviews can be a daunting prospect, especially if you haven’t had an interview for a while.
An interview is always a 2-way process to find out if the company and position is right for YOU, as much as if YOU are the right fit for the company.
Here are some helpful tips and advice to help prepare yourself for an interview and be confident when first meeting with your potential new employer.

In The Interview

  • Body language counts for a lot – open the meeting with a firm handshake and make eye contact

  • Sit up and be alert – don't slouch or slump in the chair

  • Speak clearly

  • Be enthusiastic & friendly

  • Express a keen interest in the position and the business

  • Ensure your ‘reasons for leaving’ are short and punchy as long explanations can come across in negative way

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