Do you know that we have a CV Clinic which allows you to submit your CV, Personal Statement or Job application for review and update. A skilled recruiting manager will return the updated document to you with tracked changes and tips.
A CV (Curriculum Vitae) is a concise document which summarises an individual’s unique skills, character, experience and achievements. CV is short for Curriculum Vitae, which is a Latin phrase which loosely translated means ‘the course of my life’. A CV outlines a person’s academic and professional history which is usually used for applying for jobs.
Principles to remember:
In most situations, a CV is the first contact you have with a prospective employer and it is your chance to make a good first impression. You use it to show your prospective employer why they should hire you and what the benefits of having you on their team will be. It is ultimately a marketing tool – your shop window! It is far more than just a run-down of your career history, it is your passport to
After you’ve signed up for the service we’ll send you a link to submit your CV and to complete a questionnaire. The answers you provide will assist us in finding any gaps in your CV.
You have two options of which documents you can submit:
A skilled professional will return the updated document to you with tracked changes and tips within 2-3weeks.
Please note that depending on the clarity of your existing document you may be invited to attend a short call to provide more information.
This service is £79.99
If you are on a low income and require support please contact us to discuss options.
There are no hard and fast rules for creating a winning CV as each job is different and each employer will be looking for different things. CV writing etiquette also changes over time, so it’s advisable to keep your CV updated and tailor it to each job that you apply for.
Check out some of our resources at the bottom of this page.
Although you are required to submit a supporting statement for all NHS roles, the information gathered in other areas of the application form will require education and employment history as provided in your CV.
Not all employers accept CVs, many require a detailed application form or supporting statement which on average has a 1500 word limit.
When applying for a job employers will often request you send a ‘supporting statement’ along with a CV or application form. This is very similar to a cover letter and gives you the opportunity to expand on your skills, experience and qualifications and really ‘sell yourself’ as the best person for the role. A supporting statement should never simply repeat information from your CV and needs to be written specifically for a job application.
Before you begin, make sure you have read the instructions (if any) for the supporting statement so you know exactly what to include.
Also make sure you read the person specification for the role very carefully, as this document will be key in putting your supporting statement together.
We understand that updating your CV can be a difficult task for some, especially if selling yourself is not one of your strongest skills. Additionally applying for jobs can be a frustrating time. To support you in your career journey and to keep you motivated, we’ve published some resources and tips below.
Need more support?
If you’re still having difficulties updating your CV or securing a job interview do not worry! Our CV Clinic is designed to help identify your unique skills and reach your potential. Simply submit your CV using the link above or click here to find out more.
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