Kenton Black Ltd offers tips for writing a great CV for the Construction Market
By: Kenton Black Ltd
As the saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression and your CV is the initial point of contact between yourself and your prospective employer. Kenton Black Ltd have built strong relationships with several high-profile clients within the construction industry over the years, often acting as a one stop shop for all recruitment needs.
With a dedicated team of consultants on hand to provide support and advice to job seekers, Kenton Black offers the following when it comes to writing a strong CV.
1. Take your time.
The benefits of having an informative but concise CV can be the difference between being shortlisted for an interview or not so DO spend some time and effort when writing yours.
2. Keep it Concise and to the point.
Your CV should be an easy to read document that displays the key features about you that the employer needs to know and are relevant to the position that you are applying for.
3. Education – Include any relevant qualifications and training.
Start with any formal education/qualifications and end with work based training. Include dates, where the qualifications were attained and any expiry dates where necessary (e.g. CSCS Cards).
4. Don't go overboard with your personal profile.
Two to three sentences are adequate when it comes to your personal profile, the prospective employer does not need to know your life story! Kenton Black recommends that your personal profile includes a list of your main skills, what you are currently doing and why you are looking for a new job.
5. Make sure your work history is clear and accurate.
Your work history is probably the most important aspect of your CV as it will hold the body of evidence that is your working life. If written incorrectly, an employer can easily miss important skills, experiences and expertise. You can find examples of a well written work history on the Kenton Black website – www.kentonblack.com.
If you have references, include them on your CV with contact numbers – don't list references who have not first confirmed that they are willing to be a reference.
Kenton Black recommends that once you have completed your CV, you have it looked over by a professional. Kenton Black have a dedicated team of experts on hand ready to help and support who can also recommend current vacancies that may be suitable. If you have a completed CV that you would like Kenton Black to look at, email email@example.com.
Kenton Black Ltd are a market leading specialist recruitment company with exposure to a broad range of vacancies across the Residential, Commercial & Industrial Building, Civil Engineering, Rail Engineering sectors. With a national network of blue chip clientele and industry talent, Kenton Black has become a supplier of choice for the UK's premier construction firms. Based in the Midlands, Kenton Black's team of dedicated consultants recruit for both permanent and temporary staff nationwide. For more information about vacancies and client services, visit us at www.kentonblack.com
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