1) Only ever act on your instructions and in the strictest confidence.
2) Won't pass any of your details to anyone unless you have told us to.
3) Ask you lots of questions to ensure that we search for a position that fits your exact requirements.
4) Provide you with regular updates about new positions, interview results and post interview feedback.
Finally, if we think you're better off in your current position, we'll be honest enough to tell you.
It's a seemingly simple task, yet this is where most job seekers fail before they have even really started. Here are a few golden rules to make sure your CV doesn't end up in the bin.
I) Include a photo it helps a lot to get focused, for the rest of us mere mortals it's cheesy, tacky and only succeeds in giving the agency a good laugh!|
II) Include irrelevant primary school achievements we were all milk monitors once.
I) Time is precious. More than three pages and you'll Interviewer to sleep without even getting to the real point.
I) Use the traffic light rule one of my clients starts reading CVs at red lights and if she's still interested when it goes green she'll keep it. You have 30 seconds to make that first impression.
I) Keep it simple , easy to read and clean. The more fancy it looks the less people can be bothered to read it.
I) Remember your audience is normally an HR advisor who doesn't really understand what you do, but has a checklist of skills they're looking for. Make it easy for them list experience under heading such as company, responsibilities and achievements, in bullet points.
I) Apply this to everything you write... you were in charge of stationery, so what? This means you are trustworthy and responsible, that's what!
I) Don't include high school and typical jobs that aren't relevant for your career now, it makes you look immature and unprofessional.
I) Always list achievements they're what make you great! Percentage up lift in sales, first success for your company, reduction in costs we like numbers and quantifiable facts.
I) Include two to three sentences at the top of your CV that sum you up, so that if I read no further I will still have a snapshot of what you do and who you are.