CV Advice

At MVP Supply Chain Recruitment we are keen for our candidates to be successful, so we have put together some advice that should be useful when applying for Logistics and Supply Chain jobs and attending interviews.

The first thing you need is a strong CV. At MVP we see hundreds of these every month and are therefore well placed to advise on layout and content. Here are our top ten CV writing tips:

  1. Keep personal details brief and essential; remember your date of birth is no longer required.
  2. Consider a brief introduction to your skills and specialisms, but resist subjective self-assessments – others will judge you.
  3. Show details of educational establishments attended and qualifications gained. Also include vocational qualifications and memberships of professional bodies.
  4. Keep your Career History in chronological order, starting with your most recent job, and include your reason for leaving where appropriate. This should be factual and demonstrate your progression and contribution, quantify YOUR achievements objectively.
  5. A hobbies and interests section is optional, but it can provide a talking point at interview.
  6. Ensure you have approached your referees before listing their details, and if you prefer to make references available on request, just put that.
  7. Make sure that your CV is of a good length, long enough to do yourself justice but without waffling. Ensure that it includes your key selling points.
  8. Spell check!
  9. Email is a good way to submit your CV, being low cost and immediate. When sending it as an attachment use Microsoft Word where possible, and don’t neglect the power of a covering letter – your chance to say you meet the requirements of a specific vacancy.
  10. Remember that there is no magic formula to a CV, but it is your sales document and must represent you well. At some point your CV will have a significant impact on your career prospects,so make sure you are prepared.

Once you have your CV nailed, the next stage is Interview Technique - have a look at our advice page, which covers Preparation, Technique and Follow-up. Please register your CV now.



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