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  • What should be on your Contractor CV?

     

    Before you start job hunting, you’ll need to create a strong CV, that fully promotes your abilities and experience to date.

    We asked our Recruiters what they’d expect to see on CVs and here’s what they said:

     

    Your contact details

    This may sound obvious, but they are sometimes missing off a CV so ensure you include a mobile phone number, email and postal address.

     

    Relevant skills

    You’ll need to include all relevant and in date accreditations you hold so Recruiters can match your skills to the clients requirements.

     

    Education

    Include your most recent education, but only include relevant qualifications for the roles you’re applying for.

     

    Work experience

    The key to a good contractor CV is to note key projects you were involved with during your employer. Mention size, scale and responsibility to show you have varied experience. As IR35 will come into force across the private sector in April 2020, it may be worth explaining how you currently operate to give end clients an idea of your typical working arrangement.

     

    Referees

    Ensure you have some strong references on your CV, consider asking Contract Managers from sites you’ve worked on who can give new employers a good idea of your competency level.

     

    Your LinkedIn profile

    If you’re on LinkedIn make sure you add a link to your profile on your CV. You may have shared connections in common with the Hiring Manager, or some great recommendations on your profile that support your capability.

     

    Once you’ve finished compiling your CV make sure you ask some to read through it to check it covers everything and doesn’t have any spelling mistakes.

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