Need help writing your CV?
When you start applying for school leaver jobs, your CV will be your first meaningful interaction with a prospective employer, so it is crucial that it does you justice as a candidate.
At the event, you can take advantage of a one-to-one consultation with a CV specialist from The Write Stuff. In your session, your consultant will advise you on how to highlight your strongest attributes, present a professional-looking document and avoid the classic mistakes that commonly undermine strong candidates during job applications.
Things to think about:
• Be clear and concise - your CV should be no longer than two pages
• Tailor your CV to your employer or chosen field - only include relevant qualifications and experience
• Start with your highest qualifications or most recent experience
• Make sure you can account for any chronological gaps in your CV to avoid any awkward questions at the interview stage
• Don't forget your transferable skills - school newspaper, blogs, societies, sports teams, community or summer projects
• Proof-read your CV to eliminate spelling and grammar mistakes
• Is your email address suitable? (Yes, we mean you firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com!)
The CV Clinic is facilitated by The Write Stuff.
The Write Stuff is an independent consultancy specialising in creating professional, individually tailored CVs. The company offers CV guidance and advice to school leavers, graduates, job seekers and those changing careers, covering all levels and all industry sectors.
The Write Stuff also provide assistance with every aspect of the job search process, including writing cover letters and personal statements, completing application forms, psychometric testing and interview coaching. With their friendly, professional, can-do approach, and a success rate that is second to none, The Write Stuff is rapidly earning a reputation for excellence amongst their clients and industry professionals alike.
Visit The Write Stuff’s website TheWriteStuff.co.uk and click on CV services for information on their CV appraisal service.