A CV Is Your Selling Tool To Get You An Interview

Your CV is the key to getting a new job! It needs to sell you to an employer so you can start that recruitment process, get that first initial interview and then WOW them.

There is a basic format for writing a CV and some key things you should include.

OPR Guide On How to write a CV:-

  1. Your personal details:- This should include your name, address, phone number, email address and any professional social media presence. You do not need to include your date of birth.

  2. A personal profile which should be targeted towards the job you are applying for – sell yourself and include any relevant skills and qualities.

  3. Qualifications and training again with the most recent first

  4. Your Career History and this should start with your most recent job first. Make sure you list any relevant key achievements from previous roles.

  5. Add Additional Information, such as reasons for a career change or gaps in your career history (e.g. travelling)

  6. Outside Interests, especially if the skills involved are relevant for the job

  7. References. You should normally have two and one of these should include a recent employer

Some key points to remember when writing your CV are:-

  1. Use a standard font and format so your CV is easy to read

  2. Double and triple check the spelling and grammar

  3. Your CV should be no more than two sides of A4 – you can always adjust the page margins if you go over!

  4. Your CV should be positive, stress your achievement and strengths.

  5. One CV does not suit every role – make sure your change your CV (personal profile, skills etc) so that it is targeted for the job you are applying for.

We hope the above helps but if you are still unsure we even have a CV layout example which we can forward you. If you have any problems though however please do not hesitate to contact us as we will try to help in any way we can to secure you that perfect job.

Whatever your recruitment needs, contact OPR Recruitment Agency in Woking.

Tel. 01483 729 222