Writing a CV
With the technology market making substantial areas of growth, the increase of talent is making your CV highly important tool when looking to stand out from the crowd. It should be role specific and provide a brief but full account of your working life including your interests and academic achievements.
It is essential that you provide a clear, error free overview. However, apart from the basics, there is no ‘one size fits all’. We have provided a check list for you to cover in our guide and for those starting a new CV, we have an example template.
These will be a great guideline for you to construct a strong CV to create the right impression from the beginning. Our consultants are always on hand to provide up to date tips from the front line and are always happy to talk you through the process.
Do you need a covering letter/email?
Yes, but this varies between roles. Our consultants will be able to provide you with the best approach and exactly what the client is after. By building strong relationships with clients, our consultants are sometimes the only introduction you need when handing over your CV.
If it is required, it should be a short statement to summarise your CV and highlight why you are the right candidate for the job. See below for further guidance on how this should be structured – remember to tailor this for every position you apply for.
Dear Name (or Sir/Madam as appropriate),
Opening Paragraph: Identify yourself; state what position you are applying for and where the vacancy was advertised.
Second Paragraph: Cover: why you're interested in the job/work and why the company appeals to you. Mention your academic background, and relevant qualifications and related work experience.
Third Paragraph: Mention that you have enclosed your CV/completed application form - and cover any additional points of relevance.
Finally: Close with the following: your availability to interview, your expected salary (or current package), and a positive final sentence to encourage a positive response.