With the new year looming many people will use this time of year to restart their career and look for a new challenge, progression, a more rewarding role, or to take your career somewhere completely different to where you are in 2015.
The first step to achieving this is making sure your CV really reflects who you are and what you have to offer potential employers. The average employer will usually make a judgement of your suitability in the first 30 seconds of looking at your CV therefore all information must be represented clearly and concisely and missing information may mean that you are overlooked.
For technical CV’s it is vital to cover all your areas of competence but make sure this is not just a list and quantify your experience to allow someone to compare areas that that you regard as core skills and areas that you have lower level of knowledge.
If you have an opportunity including a cover letter is also really important. This allows you to show this is a role you have researched and why it is the company you want to further your career with. You should include information on where you see yourself fit into the role and with the company, also factors that may be relevant that are not included on your CV such as life experience gained, aspirations and goals for the future.
We have some CV hints and tips in our careers advice section that we hope will help you on the way to landing your dream job in 2016 but of course you’re always welcome to give us a call or drop us an email!
All the best for the new year and your career!
The Agile Recruitment Team