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While you’re here, take a look at some of our top tips for CV writing.



CV writing: It’s all about me, or is it?

You are ready to take that next step in your career, and it is now time to update your CV. So, what is the key to bagging that interview for your dream job? Our experienced recruitment specialists have put together a list of tips to help get your CV noticed.

BUT before you get started, here are a few questions to ask yourself….

  1. Have you scrutinised the job description? Ensure you have thoroughly read and understood what the qualities the employer is looking for in someone to bring to the role? Highlight keywords, skills and experience.
  2. Think about your message – your unique selling point – this needs to be clear and compelling.

Okay, so now you can start putting the proverbial pen to paper and decide on a simple but effective format to ensure your CV stands out. This should make it easy for the hiring manager to read. White space, bullet points, and bold used sparingly and appropriately can help. The flow should be clear, concise and logical.

  • Start with a brief but well-articulated opening statement that is aspirational yet realistic and relevant to the role.
  • Provide a chronological outline of your career to date, highlighting relevant knowledge, skills and achievements. Include more detail about recent successes that had measurable positive results. And remember those strong key words!
  • If a previous employer is not well known, it can be helpful to include a brief description of what they do (to save the hiring manager from having to look them up).
  • Include an overview of your characteristics and traits

And before you press the “send” button, double-check it for errors by doing a quick spell-check.

If you need assistance with your CV, our team can help. Get in touch, and we will be happy to guide you on how to achieve a great CV!


Interview Tips

The primary objective of a job interview is to get a job offer. At Team Horizon we offer extensive interview prep to our candidates. We will guide you through the process, step by step. Our expert recruitment team has experience in helping candidates land their dream job.

Interviews can be stressful and the best prepared candidates are usually the most successful. So, "what are these secrets to success" I hear you ask! 

It's simple! Preparation is key:

  • Research the company, check recent news articles and visit the company website. 
  • Know who your interviewers are. 
  • Understand the job requirements, and prepare examples of how you have successfully executed similar tasks in the past
  • Prepare examples for competency based questions, e.g. how to motivate a team or how you handle conflict.
  • Understand and embrace your own motivations, why do want this job, and why you are suited to it.
  • Prepare any questions you have for the interviewers, this is your opportunity to find out as much as possible about the position
  • Plan your route, or if you're interviewing remotely ensure good broadband, and charge that laptop.

  Finally, exude confidence and enthusiasm on the day. You've got this!

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