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(Functional / Technical)
Business Analyst / System Analysts
Developer, Integration / Interface
Quantitative Developer / Analyst
Project Manager, Programme Manager, PMO
(Functional / Technical)
Data / BI – Database / Warehouse / Business Intelligence
Should you be in the market for a new job or not, it is always good to be up to date with your CV, you never know when you may need access to it.
- A successful CV is one that lands you the interview. The decision to hire is a ‘buying’ decision on the part of an employer and your CV is their first impression of you. Present yourself in a thoughtful, straightforward, easy-to-understand way. Look neat and organised.
- Be honest and factual.
- There’s the old myth that “everyone lies on their CV”. Just because this is true for some, it doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. You will eventually get caught out!
- Your CV will typically be used to structure the interview and could be the foundation on which the job is built and so providing inaccurate information will only lead to problems further down the line.
For each position:
- 2-4 Sentences on position, environment and duties
- Bullet point responsibilities and achievements
- List technical skills
- To include in CV
- Contact details – It’s seems obvious but not everyone does it! Have them easily visible.
- Use a universal typeface, such as Arial and in a font no larger than 12.
- Use verbs such as created, enhanced, saved, launched, negotiated.
- Key Skills – List your key skills at the top of the page, you want to have these visible the moment an interviewer opens the CV.
- Duties – Being an Application / System specialist you should list your daily and project tasks, highlighting the business domain / financial unit, Technologies/ systems used.
- CV should be between 2 and 5 pages depending on experience. You need to put enough information to showcase your experience but you do not wish to put too much in – more than likely the manager will get bored and move on to the next CV.
- Should you have gaps in your career, explain why – eg- travelling, looking for work, ill.
- Check and recheck for spelling and grammatical errors.
- Lie, exaggerate or misrepresent your accomplishments.
- Claim complete responsibility for achievements
Getting a face to face interview is halfway there; now you need to back your CV up and do some research on the company you are meeting
Although each interview is unique and will be structured based on the type of role recruited for, the level of the hire and the organisation recruiting, one thing is consistent across all interviews: the interview is a two way process; as well as the company deciding whether you are the right person for the job, you are also deciding whether the company and the job is right for you.
Good preparation makes the interview enjoyable and gives you less to worry about.
Follow these tips:
Know your CV
- Know your employment dates
- Know your key roles and responsibilities
- What are your unique selling points?
- Why / How has your career developed this way?
- Why are you looking for a new role?
- Anticipate questions about your CV
Know your potential employer
- What do you know about the company?
Researching a company is not just about how many offices they have and what products or services they sell; it’s about understanding what their challenges and opportunities are, where there business is going, and how the role fits into this plan.
Before every interview you should have received a job or technical specification whether within the original advert or as a separate document. Speak with your recruitment consultant, they will give you as much information as possible and maybe even tell you the interviewers techniques
What’s the company turnover, industry position, is the company listed on the stock Market?
- Why do you want to join them?
You have applied for the job, so you need to give a minimum of 2 reasons why you would like to work there
Prepare questions to ask
- The position and responsibilities
- The team structure and size
- Technologies used
- Your main colleagues you would interact with
- The company
If you do not ask questions you will not look interested in them, asking questions shows you are interested to learn more about them.
APPEARANCE – 1st impressions count
- Dress formally; wear a clean suit
- Smart shoes
- Hair should be tidy
- Working with candidates as partners helps us really get to know your career goals and lets us put you in touch with the right employers to make this happen.
- We develop a comprehensive profile of the candidate, covering the short term objectives, long term career aspirations and overall motivations.
- On top of your own job search strategy, we will give advice on your CV and interview technique, helping maximise your chances with our client base.
- Most importantly, we will be completely transparent with you and the clients we work with throughout the process. We’ll never try to pressure you forward to a vacancy that we do not believe is suitable, only putting you forward should we think you can get an interview and be able to do the job.
Contracting through System Recruitment Specialists
- Once we have helped you obtained a contracting job we will get in touch regarding the options on contracting companies and payment methods.
- We will ask for personal and company information for background and compliance checks specific to the companies you will work onsite for.
- Our contracts of employment clearly define the status of the contractor, thereby eliminating any co-employment risk.
- As a contractor we’ll ensure you receive a contract prior to starting your new role and we will converse with you on a regular basis to ensure you’re satisfied in your new role, working with you to create a simpler and more enjoyable working life.
- We will continue to stay in touch with you should you wish, to make sure you have ongoing support throughout your new role.
- Should you wish to discuss anything we are here to do so in complete confidence.
- Our ethos is around the building of relationships and going forward you may become a recruiting manager or need our assistance again finding your next contract or our help stepping up the career ladder.
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Worcester Park, KT4 7JZ
8:00 – 17:00
020 800 46573