CV advice

Make Your CV Stand Out From The Crowd.

A well-written and presented CV will go a long way in helping you land your ideal role in Health and Social Care.

All candidates who engage with Stephen James Consulting will receive help and guidance when it comes to crafting the perfect CV for any role. In the meantime, if you’re looking for some pointers on how to get started or just want to brush up on your CV-writing skills, here are our top tips on getting noticed for all of the right reasons.

Tailor it for every role

The first and most important thing to consider is that your CV must be tailored for the role you’re applying for. Look through the job description and be sure to highlight the skills and attributes you possess that match up with it. While this can be time-consuming, it’s always worth it.

Choose your highlights

If possible, your CV should be no more than two pages of A4. On it, you need to include your employment history, education, qualifications, awards and relevant courses you’ve attended, which doesn’t leave you with a lot of space. Spend time working out the elements that are essential for the role and what you can leave out.

Make it easy to read

You don’t have a lot of time to capture the attention of an employer so think about your formatting for each section. Bullet points are a great way of presenting information succinctly, and try to avoid too many different format styles throughout as this can be distracting.

Tell the truth

The whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Your CV is a statement of fact, so there are consequences if you’re found to be bending the truth in any part of it, which could mean losing out on the role, being dismissed from it at a later date, or even getting into trouble with a governing body. This is particularly important in the Health and Social Care sector for obvious reasons.

Check it again

Re-read over your CV before you submit it to ensure there are no mistakes or grammatical errors. It often helps to pass your CV onto someone else to read over for you.

For more information and advice about crafting the perfect Health and Social Care CV, contact Stephen James Consulting.

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