If you have seen a role you’re interested in, or just wanted to get prepared, consider looking at this page before submitting your application.
We have helped to prepare some useful hints and tips from updating your CV, right through to interview stage!
Our job adverts are normally open for at least a week or so. It's worth bearing in mind that you can save your application as a draft, and return to it at any time before submission, which means you can take care to make it as good as possible!
Have you studied our company website?
What are our company goals?
Have you checked out the business area you're apply for?
Write down some facts you found interesting
Think of some questions you'd like to ask the interview panel
Prepare your responses
Prepare your interview outfit the night before
Get a good nights sleep
Make sure to check the location of your interview on your confirmation email
Set off in plenty of time to the destination (even do a test run a few days before if you're unsure of exact location)
Be sure to re read your confirmation email as their will be documentation you need to bring along
Remember you are able to take in notes!
Practice and prepare answering potential questions that may come up
Most importantly, be yourself!
Include your name, address. Plus an up to date phone number and email address
2 or 3 sentence overview - your skills, your exceptional qualities. Ideally no more than 50 words
In reverse chronological order with the last or current job mentioned first. Be sure to include dates when you started and left to show your total length of service with an employer
Technical or soft skills
Including date achieved
Clear and simple layout - keep to two pages of A4. It should be clear to anyone reading your CV where to find the information with enough ‘white space’
Remove all unnecessary information and lose the jargon
Use action words and facts/figures to demonstrate the outcome of your responsibility or achievement
Sell yourself – what are your unique qualities, skills and experience that make you stand out from the crowd
Put emphasis on your experience
Don’t leave unexplained gaps – if you had a career break to travel or raise a family, explain what skills or experience you gained from this
Don’t make mistakes – check your spelling and grammar meticulously. Ask a family member or friend to proof read it too.