- Avoid gimmicks – you want to be taken seriously.
- There’s no need to include a personal profile – you don’t have to include your age, marital status or a photograph.
- Use a clear typeface – 12 or 14 point throughout is ideal.
Your CV is important. Done right, it’ll help you get a foot in the door and a step closer to your next job.
Your CV – the only thing standing between you and that vital first interview. It’s your chance to make a first impression and we all know how important they can be. That’s why we give you all the help you need to get yours just right.
Every week, we see dozens of CVs. This means we have a pretty good idea about what works (and what doesn’t). It’s this experience that can help you create a CV that really stands out.
Together, we sit down and talk about you – your qualifications, your experience, your ambitions. We need to know everything.
After all, it’s the only way we can be sure your CV is making the very most of what you have to offer. And it’ll be worth it. An average CV won’t make it past the inbox. A great CV will put you at the top of the ‘yes’ pile.
Below you’ll find some general hints and tips on how to write your CV – this should give you a good idea about what to do next.
How to write a CV
Here’s how you can make every word count on your CV:
Hooray, you’ve got an interview – all the hard work you put into your CV has paid off.
But we don’t just want you to get a foot in the door; we want your feet firmly under the table.
The most important part of an interview is what happens before the big day. Yes, this means preparation (and lots of it). But it’s not all down to you. We’re with you every step of the way to ensure you make the most of yourself in the meeting.
We’ll help you get totally up to speed, as well as lay the groundwork with the company beforehand. This means, before you’ve even walked through the door, you’ll know what’s expected of you and the employer will be clear on what you can bring to their business. A good start, don’t you think?
Below you’ll find some general advice on what to do before, on the day and during your interview. Some of it is pretty straight forward, but you’d be surprised how easy it is to forget – especially when you’re nervous.
Do you know any digital, direct, CRM or integrated marketing geniuses? Are they itching to move?
Want to help them make their next step up the career ladder? Then get in touch.
At Direct Recruitment we really value recommendations from people we trust. If we successfully place someone you recommend into a new role, not only will they be eternally grateful, we’ll also reward you handsomely. You can choose from a case of champagne or a £150 voucher for John Lewis or Amazon.
To be eligible, you have to be a current or former candidate or one of our clients. Just tell your friend to mention your name when they come to see us, so we can send you your gift. Or get them to email us their CV to CV@direct-recruitment.co.uk ensuring they mention your name.
Don’t forget we have exciting roles in planning, account handling, data, digital and on Clientside, so would love to hear from anyone working in these areas.