Tips for jobseekers from our team
Your CV is often the first impression you’ll make on a recruiter or hiring manager – and our team wants you to know these simple tips:
- Skills Matrix
Our recruiters highly recommend including a Skills Matrix on your CV. During the application process people from different disciplines scrutinizes your CV. The Skills Matrix is an effective way to break down your specialisations and experience – and make it easier to match you up to job openings that match your
- Summary of Achievements
Your achievements in the office should be highlighted in your CV. These can include revenue or sales targets, problems solved and identified, procedures or systems you developed and implemented or special projects that you worked on.
- Verbs Instead of First Person
Begin sentences with verbs, rather than writing in the first person. Verbs are action or doing words – and recruiters often prefer this.
- Reason for Leaving
Did you leave the company because of career advancement, company restructuring or changed to a new industry? Add this to your CV as recruiters often ask this to ascertain if the role they are recruiting for may present the same challenges.
- Employment Gap
Explain the employment gaps in your CV without going into too much personal detail. Be truthful.
- Role Type
Clearly state if you are interested in permanent, contracting or an independent consulting roles. This will steer your CV to more suitable roles.
- CV Distribution
Be clear about where your CV has been sent to. Recruiting employers find it unprofessional when receiving your CV from more than one source.