Useful Advice


Writing an Effective CV


A CV is simply a tool to help you secure an interview. It is your chance to make the right impression with a prospective employer and opens the door to an interview.

Presentation is vital. Use only one typeface, use upper and lower case letters, make sure your headings are consistent and keep to your margins.

  • Start with your personal details followed by a brief summary of your strengths and qualities. Ideally this should be less than 50 words.
  • List your qualifications, education and training concisely.
  • Detail your career chronologically, starting with your present/most recent job.
  • Give a brief description of each job only when it is relevant - include responsibilities and achievements.
  • Don't over elaborate. Your CV should be a maximum of 3 pages in total.

Interview tips


Clients can make judgements in seconds so being prepared and focused is essential. These tips offer some sound advice:

  • Be certain you are interested in the role!
  • Read and understand the job description, you could be asked to explain your understanding of the role.
  • Ensure you have as much information as possible about the company. Websites are a great source of information. 
  • Prepare questions in advance.
  • Decide what your strengths and weaknesses are and be prepared to deal with any concerns the client may have.
  • Be early or punctual.
  • Dress smartly.
  • Make a first impression! Strong handshake and look the client in the eye with a smile.


If you are interested in the role, tell the client!

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