26 Apr Does your CV need a health check?
Are you looking for a change of role within dentistry or struggling to find the job of your dreams? Maybe you are a dental nurse looking at a move in to management or a dental associate looking to join a private practice or considering a partnership? You maybe surprised to know that there could be some simple steps you could take to help move you along. When applying for a new job, it is typical for us all to pull out our old CV, dust it off and add an update. Job done! While you may feel it looks fresh, if the last update was 5 years ago, the quality of your CV may just be the reason you are not progressing to interview stage. Here at Blue Sky People, we see CV updates as a real issue for people looking to progress, and so we encourage you to consider a complete re-write of your CV before you apply for new jobs – particularly if it is a big career step. While we will always offer individual advice on CV writing, there are some basic steps you can take to ensure your CV has every chance of making an impact.
- Keep it concise – no more than 2-3 pages.
- Make it easy to read – don’t cram in too much information and make it easy on the eye.
- Keep it relevant to the position you are applying for and remove old detailed information from earlier CV’s.
- Post the most up to date information first. Don’t hide the most relevant information on the second page.
- Include an overview or summary of your achievements written in the third person (make sure your references will stand by any statements you make about yourself).
- Never send a CV with poor grammar or spelling mistakes. Ask someone you trust to proof read your CV.
If you’re looking for that next role in your dental career and would like to chat this through with us then please follow the link to contact us or ring on 01491 845511 http://blueskypeople.co.uk/contact-us/