Southampton , United Kingdom (PressExposure) December 26, 2009 -- 'You need experience to get a job, but without a job how do you get any experience?' Parker Worldwide HR Manager Sarah explains what will help you get your first marketing position.
'You need experience to get a job, but without a job how do you get any experience?'
Creating an exceptional CV by Parker Worldwide HR Manager Sarah.
When taking those first tentative steps towards a career in marketing it's easy to become frustrated when receiving little or no response when sending out your CV.
Parker Worldwide HR Manager Sarah explains what will help you get your first marketing position. The trick is to make your future employer sit up, put the other CVs to one side and re-read yours again. In other words your CV is the single most important tool to getting you noticed and securing that all important first interview. Your CV is the perfect opportunity to talk up your skills, list your Unique Selling Proposition and explain what you'll be bringing to the role. If other candidates have exactly the same qualifications or level of experience (and with graduates this is very common), you'll need to stand out as the best person for the job. Ask people from within the industry what they would look for in a good CV - get their advice. Always follow up your application with a phone call to the HR Managers to confirm your application, this allows you to give a good impression and show your serious. One phone call could be all that separates you from other applications especial if you have no experience in Marketing or Sales.
There are many dos and don'ts when it comes to writing an excellent CV. Parker Worldwide HR Manager Sarah listed a few pointers, which should give you a the best start.
â¢ Adapt your CV to mirror the key aspects of the job description your applying to
â¢ Include a short profile outlining your key strengths and experience, keep it short and simple
â¢ Try to keep your CV to two pages maximum, don't bore people
â¢ Use bullet points where possible - paragraphs are harder to read, and less appealing
â¢ List the most recent position you've held first. Always show your job title & short description of your responsibilities
â¢ Bullet point responsibilities and key achievements for every position that may be relevant
â¢ Use months and years to show how long you held a position, be prepared to explain your reasons for leaving past employment
â¢ If a recent graduate put the education section first, list how you separate yourself from others with same qualifications
â¢ Double check all spelling and grammar - attention to detail is crucial
â¢ Cover letter/email: State current salary and what you're looking for; use personal email address not a work address NB check your email address is professional, not rude or offensive may not make the best impression on a future employer.
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