When preparing your CV, feel free to contact one of our consultants for feedback and advice on format, content and style. Here are some useful tips to consider:
- Try to keep it concise, two to four pages if possible, dependent on your experience. Clients will rarely read every word of a CV if it runs to more pages. A client will often scan for highlights. If your CV is too long and wordy, vital experience could be missed.
- Include a bullet point summary of your main strengths.
- Summarise your job history in reverse order since details of your current position are far more relevant than those held several years ago.
- Each separate job history should be headed with start and finish dates of work, your job title and the name of the company you worked for. Be specific about your job titles and the type of companies you have worked for. When putting dates just use the month and year.
April 2008 - July 2010
RF Optimisation Engineer
- Indicate the level of responsibility you have had e.g. supervision of 10 staff, £1 million budget, optimized 50 sites in 6 months, integrated 3 MSS, etc.
- Mention recognised qualifications and training in a separate section.
- Send in your CV by e-mail, in a word format not pdf. First Point must be able to format your CV into a standard style, font, correct punctuation etc.
- Include two work references, their positions in relation to you and dates you worked with them. First Point will need to contact your references at some stage before you start a new position.
- Be concise and clear since clients will not want to read reams of text.
- Provide contact details including mobile, home and work numbers.
- Check thoroughly for spelling mistakes. Check that it reads clearly and you have mentioned the main strengths and achievements that will make you stand out.