Writing CVs that get you an interview

During the last couple of years the economic climate has changed rapidly and we have seen many organisations restructuring and loosing staff as a way of keeping their heads above water.  If the media is right there are more people than ever applying for the same jobs, some fresh from education and some with years of experience, producing an extremely competitive market place.

This means that it’s imperative that your CV grabs the attention of the recruiter and compels them to find out more about you.  As you only have 20 seconds maximum to create a great impression of yourself on paper, you need to be able to demonstrate your skills and achievements in a way that makes the recruiter add your CV to the pile ‘for interview’.  Your CV is your passport to success; it’s like a personal advertisement to the rest of the world and it’s one of the most important documents you will ever have to produce if you want to get that job.

Outline of the workshop

  • The importance of a CV in creating eye catching, easy to read material
  • How to layout your career history and key achievements
  • What should and shouldn’t be included in a CV
  • Managing career gaps
  • Template styles including visual signposting
  • Creating your unique selling point


  • Ability to produce material that is eye catching and professional
  • Use of words that describe you whilst creating a positive impact for the reader
  • Covering letters that make the recruiter want to find out more about you
  • CVs that profile your career history focusing on your strengths and what you will bring to the role

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who is going to be entering the job market and needs help putting together their covering letters and CVs so that they stand out from all the other applications.