Make your CV the best it can be!
Our clients won't have hundreds of CV's to skim through, they will have details of one or two candidates who we have carefully selected, so every detail counts!
Your CV is your opportunity to sell yourself. To make sure your CV is as good as it can, you may wish to look at or use our CV Template.
Tips for a great CV using our Snap CV Template:
- Overwrite our suggestions, delete the things that are not appropriate, save as: Full name CV
- Include all your jobs – give brief details for non-related jobs, and full details for relevant positions.
- No gaps – make sure all gaps in employment dates are accounted for – if travelling, seeking work, raising own children etc.
- Include start and finish months as well as years of all jobs
- Make sure jobs are listed chronologically (most recent first and work backwards)
- For confidentiality, do not include clients names. Simply state the general location of the job, e.g. private client, London SW3.
- No need to add reference details or wages on your CV
- Don’t use fancy or coloured text, it looks unprofessional and is difficult to read!
- Don’t be afraid to go onto more than one or two pages – your CV will be sent to clients who are looking to read all about you, not to skim over
- Use your CV to sell yourself! If you additional experience with adults (or children) with additional needs such as a sibling or voluntary work, make sure you include these details – it’s all great experience!
- Avoid using terms such as ‘kids’. The word 'children' is more professional.
- Use the correct terminology – For example, don't define an individual by their disability: e.g. A child with Down’s syndrome, not a Down’s child.
- Avoid using negative phrases such as ‘suffered from’. E.g. I cared for a child who has cerebral palsy, not I cared for a child who suffered from cerebral palsy.
- Be positive: I had the opportunity to carry out his daily physiotherapy rather than: I had to do his physiotherapy every day.