Write a winning CV

Your CV is the biggest sales tool in your job seeking arsenal; but it’s everybody else’s, too. Hiring managers get hit with hundreds of CVs every week, so if you give them an excuse to disregard yours — such as spelling mistakes, a poor layout, or a lack of clear contact details — you’ll be helping to make that pile a little lighter.

Helana Barnes, Branch Manager of Office Angels Ashford, knows what to avoid on your CV.

Don’t exaggerate your skills — you’ll get found out 
Photos. It’s unnecessary and can look unprofessional  
Inappropriate sounding email addresses — set up a new one for application purposes 
Irrelevant information that won’t sell you to a potential employer 
Talking in the third person 

And if you want to make your CV stand out from the crowd:

Keep it to two pages 
List your responsibilities and achievements for each role as this will demonstrate what your role is and why you’re good at it
Put your most recent position first and ensure you account for any gaps 
Talk numbers, such as calls taken in a day or how you delivered against budget, depending on the nature of your role 
Proofread for spelling and grammatical errors, and get someone else to give it the once over too

For more help with crafting a winning CV, get in touch today.  Find a branch near you or get in touch with Helana or any one of our friendly consultants from our Ashford branch:

Office Angels Ashford
6 Park Mall
TN24 8RY
01233 611 780