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Posted on 20/07/2018

Applying for a new job or promotion can be stressful and there are many aspects to consider. You will find that your CV is a crucial component when applying for a job and you will want to ensure that your CV is in excellent condition.

You should have a standard CV that you update on a regular basis but if you are applying for a specific role or promotion, it makes sense to improve your CV in a tailored manner. At City Wharf Financial Recruitment, we are recruitment specialists and we are here to help you improve your CV to gain a promotion or find your ideal role.

FIND OUT WHAT THE JOB REQUIREMENTS ARE FOR THE ROLE THAT YOU WANT

No matter what job you want, it is likely that there will be a job requirements sheet or guideline for the role. Take the time to review this and make sure that your CV covers every aspect fit, or at least as many aspects as you can legitimately claim to cover.

If you want to be viewed as the ideal candidate for the role, fitting the job requirements is a smart move, so make this the basis of how you shape your CV when applying for a specific role.

BE CLEAR ON YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

It is likely that there will be qualifications required for the role, and it is vital that you list the qualifications you hold. You want to make sure that you are the ideal candidate for the role. Depending on the role you are applying for, there may not be universal qualifications, and this means you may need to provide further details on your qualification and why it is relevant. Do so.

This may be something you decide to do in an additional sheet or in notes attached to the CV, but you want to ensure that your qualifications are listed, and their relevancy detailed.

SHOWCASE YOUR PERSONALITY AND NATURE AS WELL AS YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Don’t forget that many roles aren’t just about your experience or qualifications, they are about how you work with others, how you deal with pressure and how you apply yourself. These are all crucial factors and you want to provide details in your CV about your personality.

If you only showcase your work experience while offering nothing about yourself as a person, some employers may question whether you have a personality that is a good fit for their company culture. Providing a little personal colour to your CV can go a long way in standing out rom the crowd and ensuring you are a sensible choice.

DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS

If you are applying for a role in the company you currently work for, don’t make assumptions that they know what you have to offer. You should treat an application as though you are applying for a company that doesn’t know you and make sure that you provide as much relevant information and reasons to hire you as possible.

In some cases, your employer may be keen to give you the promotion but in the current climate, every important business decision must be justified. You therefore need to submit a CV that indicates you are the right person for the role. By the time you get to the interview process you may be able to be less formal in detailing your expertise but at the initial stages, make the strongest case possible and don’t assume that people know what you have to offer.

At City Wharf Financial Recruitment, we are recruitment specialists and we know people are looking for assistance in gaining a new job or a promotion. Your CV is a crucial component of the application process and these tips will help you apply in confidence.

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