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Tips on CV Writing


Often, we receive many applications for job postings resulting in having to look through an abundance of CV’s. As we have so many, we often have to decide quickly who we are going to interview.

Remember to make your CV stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons and demonstrate to us what makes you different! We only consider applications which are complete with a full CV and a covering letter so do bear this in mind when you are applying.

Read our top tips on CV writing

Foremost, carry out some research on Moore Scarrott. Take a look at how long we have been in business, where our offices are based, what sectors we specialise in etc. Focus on our company values and tailor your CV accordingly.

Whatever your circumstances may be, it is good practice to regularly review your CV. You will be amazed as to how many applicants we receive for a trainee accountancy position when their CV states how they cannot wait to become a hairdresser!

Avoid predictable wording such as you’re a hardworking, motivated individual that works well within a team instead work on your experience, qualifications and achievements.

Above all always tell the truth, do not lie or stretch the truth. You will more than likely be found out later down the line.

Check your CV for grammar and spelling mistakes! As we receive so many applicants a simple spelling mistake could be the difference between being invited to interview or receiving a rejection letter.

Use headings, bullet points and spacing to break up information to order and format your CV into a reader friendly manner which is no longer than 2 pages. When listing your work history, be sure to have your most recent position at the top and remember less is often more. Ensure that your CV is visually appealing and easy to understand.

Include the following sections:

  • Personal statement
  • Contact information (always use a professional email address)
  • Education and qualifications
  • Work history and experience
  • Achievements
  • Relevant skills and hobbies

At all times remain positive, it is not pleasant to hear or read about how your past or present employer is failing. Do not dwell on negativity.

If you have recently left education and have no work experience to list, try making the most of your hobbies. In some instances, hobbies can demonstrate transferrable skills or even leadership skills.

We hope these points have been useful and wish you all the best with your application.

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