How to apply
Preparing your CV and Application Form
We receive on average 30-40 applications for every job that we advertise, so it is important that your CV stands out from the crowd.
Here are some tips to help you prepare your CV:
- Tailor your CV to the specific job – it is vital to ensure the content is relevant to the job you are applying for, generic CVs will not stand out and are in danger of being overlooked.
- Keep your CV simple – it should be easy to read and in plain English. Two pages of A4 is enough with a short profile included on the first half page.
- Make sure you include key information – your personal details, including name, address, phone number, email address and any professional social media presence should be clear. A date of birth is no longer needed.
- Make sure you account for any gaps in your employment. Gaps will not affect your application but the interviewer will be interested in what you have been doing while unemployed.
- Showcase your achievements – offer evidence of how targets were exceeded and ideas created, but always be honest as an interviewer will explore your CV with you.
- Check and double check to avoid errors – reviewing your CV a day after you have written it or asking for a trusted friend or colleague to read it is a good way of identifying any mistakes before you send it off.
- Complete the application in full, even if you are attaching your CV.