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Fircroft’s top 5 CV tips

30/06/2017
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Having trouble creating your CV for a job application? We know how overwhelming it can be putting your skills onto paper so below Fircroft has highlighted the 5 top tips for improving your CV. The below tips will make sure your CV shows you in the best light and could improve your chances of getting through to the interview stages. 

Top 5 CV tips


Keep your CV up to date 

When you put together a CV it's often difficult remembering the projects you have been involved with and the achievements you have made. To avoid missing important pieces of information out, revisit your CV every month adding anything of importance and cut any information that is no longer required.

Always check for errors
Even a small mistake can make all the difference when a prospective employer takes that first look at your CV. Ensure that you regularly check for spelling and grammar mistakes, make sure your employment dates add up and that your personal information such as email and telephone number is correct.

Tailor your CV to the application 
If you have skills or previous work experience which directly matches the requirements of the job you are applying for, make sure these skills stand out on your CV. This also relates to the previous point about checking your CV. If you are applying for a permanent role, make sure it says that on your CV. This extra effort could significantly increase your chances of securing an interview. 

Clear and concise is always the best approach
An employer typically spends a maximum of 30 seconds reading your CV. You need to make sure that within that 30 seconds the employer reads the most important parts in-order for you to be a deemed a suitable candidate. To do this, a clear and concise layout is important; headings, subheadings and bold text will help with this. 

Include a personal statement
Let the employer learn a little bit more about you by including a brief personal statement. Within this you could write about your goals for the future, hobbies and interests or your previous experience and how it is relevant to the job you are applying for. Overall, it is a good way of introducing your CV to the reader and helps build a better picture.

Ready to get started? Browse our vacancies and submit your CV with Fircroft today. 

Recent Comments
Thanks for all of the great updates. This article on your CV will be a big help.
Stephen Farrell, 07 August 2017
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Eudo Jose Marin, 10 August 2017
Thank you so much for bringing up this topic. I believe lots of job seekers have encountered this part of interview many time and dont know how to approach it including me. Now I can work confidently into any interview room .Thanks once again.
nisha gupta, 16 February 2018
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