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CV TIPS FOR TRADER ROLES

Posted on 15/08/2018

When it comes to finding the right job, making a positive impression and giving yourself the best chance of success, it is important that you have everything in place. In this regard, your CV has a very strong role to play because if your CV doesn’t impress, it is unlikely that you will advance further in the recruitment process. No matter how great your personality is, your CV must help you get your foot in the door. At City Wharf Financial Recruitment, we are recruitment specialists and we have CV tips for trader roles.

SIZE MATTERS

There are many aspects of life where size doesn’t matter but when it comes to your CV, size does matter. Ideally, the perfect length for your CV will be a page long. This should be enough to list your qualifications and detail why someone should consider you but will also be short enough that it wont bore people, repeat itself or end up acting against yourself.

Always bear in mind that recruiters and HR departments are busy people, so make the process simpler for them. A concise yet informative CV will stand your chances in good stead.

FEEL FREE TO NAME DROP

There are many situations in life where you should namedrop or use your connections, but a CV isn’t one of them. In fact, this is the ideal time for you to make a big deal of a named University or well-known company that you have worked for. If you have any connection to a highly regarded place of learning or company, make sure that it is listed on your CV.

A trusted name stands out from the crowd and in a competitive market, it may be the factor that sees your CV considered to be more valid or worthy than any of the other CVs currently being considered.

SHOWCASE EXPERIENCE IN REVENUE-GENERATION ROLES

Traders generate income and companies want to find traders who can generate income for them. It may be that you don’t have much experience in this role, which means that you need to showcase skills that can be used in generating revenue, but if you have experience in this field, you need to include it in your CV.

Draw on your achievements and be ready to expand on the examples you offer with detailed reviews on how you achieved these aims.

OFFER SOME TRADING TIPS OF YOUR OWN

Your CV is the ideal place to showcase some tips you would follow to increase income or generate revenue for an organisation. If you have made successful calls in the past, highlight these and show why you are someone with a track record with respect to trading.

LIST DETAILS OF TIMES YOU HAVE HANDLED PRESSURE

Being a trader is a highly pressurised position and you need to show that you can handle stress while getting results. If you have expertise in this area, make sure it is listed on your CV along with examples of how you managed to remain calm under pressure or what you would do next time.

Your CV is a hugely important aspect of the job application process and it can make or break your career ambitions. If you are looking for guidance and support with respect to CVs and developing your career, get in touch with City Wharf Financial Recruitment.

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