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9 CV Tips for Job Seekers

It can be really hard to know where to start when you’re looking for a new role. But it could be as easy as:

– Step One: Update your CV using these top 10 tips for creating the CV that all employers want to see.

– Step Two: Get in touch with us at Honeycomb to see how we can make your job search easier!

1. Keep the information clear and concise, your CV should not be written in prose, but in easy-to-consume bullet points.

  • Keep it to no more than 2 pages, you don’t need to go into a lot of detail for older jobs, just companies, dates and titles are acceptable (unless otherwise stated) for older positions.

2. You should tailor your CV to include relevant information for each job you apply for, even if it’s just a few points. It may seem time-consuming, but you’ll have a better return on your application.

3. Include two forms of contact – email and mobile – you would be surprised how many CVs only have 1 form of contact, have outdated or incorrect contact details, or even have none included at all!

4. Include your education, no matter how long ago it was, employers like to know the basics (e.g. 10 x GCSEs (A*-C))

5. However, if your education is the focal point of your CV (i.e. as a recent graduate/school leaver) – include more details as to how your studies have prepared you for employment.

6. Ensure you check your spelling and grammar, using spellcheck and other software is really important before submitting your CV.

7. It is fine to say that references are available on request if you are not comfortable disclosing your referees until further into the recruitment process.

9. Include enough information about yourself and your roles to give a full picture. Always include:

  • Dates – (month and year)
  • Job title
  • Company name
  • Responsibilities/Duties of each role
  • Key accomplishments/ achievements

10. Due to anti-discrimination and labour laws. Companies must be able to prove that their hiring processes are free from any profiling based on protected characteristics. So here are some things you shouldn’t include on your CV:

  • A photo of yourself
  • Your date of birth
  • Your marital status
  • Whether you have dependents
  • Your full address

If you are looking for a career change, please get in touch with Aoife Dowds-Gibson, sourcing specialist.

📞 028 9620 7050

📧 aoife.d@honeycomb.jobs

💬 https://www.linkedin.com/in/aoifedowdsgibson/

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