CV Tips

2G Recruitment specialises in Asbestos and Environmental recruitment in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Writing A Great CV

A great Candidate needs a great CV…these tips should help you compile one. Remember, we are here to help and offer a free, no obligation CV appraisal service to all Candidates so please feel free to send a draft version of your CV across for our honest appraisal.

Address and Contact Information:

This section should include your current address and contact details including your mobile number and email.  You may also include your date of birth and any additional information you think relevant such as if you have a full, clean UK driving licence.

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Profile

The gateway to your CV.  Your profile should be a personal statement, usually a paragraph, 4-6 lines in length, summarising your experience, qualifications and key skills to date.  You may also extend this section to make reference to individual strengths or achievements but it is important to deal with specifics and to avoid over-elaboration.

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Employment History

A record of your employment in reverse chronological order with your current position first.  Devote most space to your current and most recent positions.  Be sure to include the month / year you commenced and concluded employment, the full company name, location and job title in full including the dates and details of any promotions.  You must include the specifics of each role – be concise but don’t sell yourself short.  It can be prudent to use bullet points here to highlight specific detail.

Education

As with your employment history, devote most space to your most recent academic achievements.  Include all dates, names of institutions and qualifications obtained.

Professional Qualifications

Any job specific qualifications you have attained whilst in employment or, as above, those which you have obtained in your spare time.

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Professional Memberships

Any specific professional organisations of which you are a current member.

Additional Qualifications

Additional but relevant qualifications. These can often be more general in nature such as IT training, First Aid or a Health and Safety Awareness course.

Leisure Interests

An important section to flesh out who you are outside of work.  Include pastimes and activities you currently participate in and be sure to update this section regularly. Try and strike a balance but be truthful… when was the last time you played squash or went horse riding?

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References

Details of one current and one past references or this can simply to be left ‘as details on request’.

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