If you’re looking for expert advice on the next steps in your career, choose the agency with over 10 years’ experience in the elderly care sector.
We’re intimately familiar with the types of roles available and the types of people who’ll thrive in each one. We can point out potential in you that others may not have spotted and suggest options you may never have considered.
If you’re already sure of your path, we can provide the advice you need to take the next step with confidence.
One of the most popular services we offer in this area is CV assistance. Updating an existing CV requires just as much care as starting from scratch, and we offer personalised guidance and support with both.
To start you off, here are a few of our best tips.
What to include in a CV: Checklist
- Personal details: your name, address, phone number and email. If relevant, include your LinkedIn or professional blog too.
- Objective: this is a 1-2 sentence summary emphasising your key attributes and career goals. Make sure your words flow seamlessly without clichés or fluff.
- Work experience: detail your experience in concise bullet points, starting with your most recent role and emphasising results you achieved and what you contributed to the organisation.
- Education and training: again, start with the most recent and work backwards. Language proficiency: if you speak any language other than English, include it. The ability to speak to clients and families in their primary language is an asset.
- Achievements: distinguish yourself by adding a section on your academic and professional achievements
- Interests: include these if they show you have soft skills that are relevant for the job.
- References: include two, with an email address and phone number for each.
How to write a CV
The style of your CV is as important as the content. Here are a few tips to put yourself ahead of the rest:
- Stand out. Showcase your unique mix of skills and experience by including examples of successes, management achievements or problems you solved.
- Keep it simple. Avoid fancy fonts and layouts – keeping it readable is key to getting noticed by employers.
- Be specific. Highlight the aspects of your experience that are relevant to the sector of elderly care you want to work in.
- Check and double-check. Make sure you have zero spelling and grammar mistakes or conflicting dates. Double-check that your email and phone number are up to date too.
- Update. When your CV is old, it looks unprofessional. Update your CV to reflect the specific requirements of each job you apply for. Look for keywords in the job ad that you can use in your CV to show you have what they’re looking for.
- Use a template. Following a CV template will make your CV easier to read and ensure that you don’t leave anything out.
These are some of the basic tips we give to candidates to help them stand out to employers. For more detailed guidance that’s tailored to your personal needs and ambitions, connect with us today by submitting your CV .