CV & Interview tips

CV Guidelines:

The most important attribute of a successful CV is that it clearly explains to the reader what it is that you can do for them. Take a look at our sample interview templates to inspire your CV format.

 

-   Generic CV Template

-   IT CV Template

 

If you have any questions on how to build a professional CV, do not hesitate to contact one of our consultants on info@wellington-rec.com.

 

Key points to remember:

1. Stick to 2 pages max.

2. Make sure the CV is well presented an honest critique of your past, easy to read and grammatically correct.

3. Put yourself in the shoes of the person reading your CV - make sure it is interesting and relevant to the role you are applying for.

4. Highlight your achievements and how these relate to the job you are applying for.

5. Use bullet points as these are easier to read. 

 

Interview Tips:

1. Preparation is key! Make sure you do your research. Read up on the company; visit their website, research what projects they are involved in etc.

2. Arrival First impressions count - dress appropriately and aim to arrive at least 10 minutes early.

3. Difficult questions Try not to panic should you encounter a difficult question, feel free to pause before making your answers.

4. Be positive! - Bad mouthing a previous employer or being negative about your current role never comes across well!

5. No fidgeting! Interviews can be a nervous experience but rubbing your chin, twirling your hair etc. makes you look like you're lacking confidence or worse – lying!

6. End of Interview Questions At the end of every interview it is important to ask some questions about your possible employer – it shows that you are interested in the job.