CV and Interview Tips from a Rec-to-Rec Agent

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Posted on: 11 April 2019 by Tom Clark

Spring is the most popular season for people to consider new job roles

Spring is the most popular season for people to consider new job roles, and in line with this, we are here today to share some leading CV and interview tips from a leading rec to rec agent – Allowing more people to land their dream jobs this season, and change their lives forever.

First let us look at your CV! If you want to ensure that your CV is up-to-scratch, take the following advice:

  • Keep your CV concise and professional – Two pages is an ideal length for a CV but they can be shorted. Don’t use unreadable and squiggly fonts and makes sure all information is easy to locate. It can be a good idea to use the following headings when creating your CV:

Profile – It is not essential that you start your CV with a profile however if you are going to this should be a short paragraph summarising your skills and experience.

Personal details – Your CV must contain personal details including your name, address, email and contacts numbers.

Educations and qualifications – List all of your education and qualifications, with the most recent listed first. Do not forget to include grades.

Professional qualifications – Do not forget to list any professional training courses that you have taken.

Employment history – List all of the work that you have been in, providing a brief overview of each role and highlighting the skills in each position that are relevant to the job that you are applying for.

Referees – Use the best referees possible, including bosses and people that you have worked with.

Once you have finished your CV you will be able to start applying for jobs that are attractive to you. And, when you get an interview, these tips could help you greatly:

  • Dress corporately and conservatively
  • Make your first impression count
  • Polish your shoes
  • Have strong eye-contact with your interview
  • Don’t look at the floor
  • Talk loud and confidently, do not mumble
  • Ask as many questions as possible
  • Practice your handshake
  • Arrive early
  • Know the full name of the person that you are meeting
  • Research the company that you want to work for, learning what they do, about their ethics and more

I hope that these tips are enough to get you started! If you require further CV and interview, advice and guidance do not hesitate to contact your local rec-to-rec agency today who will be delighted to help you!

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