Arcon Recruitment are here to help you improve your CV writing to ensure you have the best chance at finding the right job for you. Your CV is your primary selling tool and it is unique to you, your skills and your experience.
A well-presented CV can secure you an interview by catching the eye of an employer. It can also help you focus on the key points that you need to expand upon during an interview and it will remind the interviewer about you once the interview is over.
To find out how to write the best possible CV cover letter template, be sure to follow our steps or get in touch with Arcon Recruitment for more information.
Always check for typos and grammatical errors – these could indicate carelessness and lack of attention to detail on your part.
Never just rely on your computer’s spell checker – you may be using the correct spelling of the word but it could be wrong in context, for example: “their” for “there” or “marital status” instead of “marital status”.
It can be a good idea to ask someone who has a keen eye for grammar and spelling to look over your CV – common errors would include “Its” when it should be “It’s”. Always capitalise the letter “I” when you are describing something that you are or do, for example: “I am an IT professional”.
Employers do not like to see unexplained time gaps or incorrect dates. These raise questions in their minds which if you are lucky, they may ask you to explain in an interview but more often than not, they will dismiss the CV before short-listing for the interview.
Always ensure that you have not duplicated or entered incorrect dates by writing a timeline check beside each job so that you are instantly aware of any gaps and can correct them.
If you have been travelling, explain that in your CV, for example, from 2001 until 2002 “Year spent travelling in Australia”. This shows that you have life experience and also explains the gap in your CV.
The most common question consultants are asked is about the structure of a CV and what should be included. We would always recommend the following as a cv layout template:
Once your CV is complete, then it is time to begin to search for the job that best suits your experiences and interests. Whether you are an entry level applicant or an individual seeking a career change, then be sure to take a look at the Arcon Recruitment current job vacancies.