Selby Jobs Fair – Trophy Blog #48

  Blog #48 ~ Part 2 – In last weeks ‘Trading Up’ column I gave you some information on the work I did for the job seekers who attended the Selby Jobs Fair. It was recently held in the Selby College sports hall and over 800 people visited. I volunteered to give up my day to give out free advice, tips and suggestions to job seekers who handed in CV’s. If a new and improved CV gets you to the next stage then I’ll be very happy. Some people we’re very surprised that local people wanted to help them find employment and wanted to know the catch. There isn’t one, we just want to help! During the last week or so, I have looked at twenty three different CV’s. It has taken longer than planned as each one was so different. Some had five pages of detailed employment history over the last thirty years, while others we’re fresh out of school and had no employment history at all. I highlighted some changes, and have written to them with my suggestions. I hope they take these ideas in a positive way, as I know they have put a lot of time and effort into producing their first version. My tips included the obvious basics such as adding the correct phone number. How can a requirement manager get hold of you without the correct contact information? You have to put yourself in the CV readers shoes, they might not have access to an outside search engine or email system while at work, so adding a good old fashioned phone number is vital. These days you also need to add your Date of Birth so the CV reader can do some background checks. Before offering you a job they must know that you have the right to work in the UK.

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