Every month we feature a guest blogger who has provided an opportunity on www.SavvyGuest.co.uk This month we are delighted to feature a blog from Jo Needham, Commercial Team Leader at Bennett Staff Bureau.
“Cocktail Taster required for Barbados Beach. Free accommodation and ££££’s excellent!”
So, you’ve seen your dream job advertised, and you know that now is the time to make that change. You also know that a role like this is going to attract a hoard of CV’s describing candidates who (possibly) have more cocktail tasting experience than you, (highly unlikely though ….)
How do you make certain that your CV shines like the Bajan sun and clouds out all the rest?
First and foremost – spell and grammar check! This is imperative!! Even though your dream job may be hundreds of sun loungers away from a computer, you need to prove to your prospective employer that you care enough about his job to get your CV punctuation-perfect!!
Layout. This sun-loving/cocktail shaking Adonis is going to be wading through loads of CVs, and reading paragraphs can be tedious (especially with the sun beating down on your flip-flops). So
- Bullet point duties you have undertaken! Much more digestible to read.
Make sure to include any training you have done (that “course” you did on Benidorm beach).
But – keep it truthful! Telling porkies only brings trouble sooner or later!
Try and keep your masterpiece to 2 pages long.
Finish with your interests and hobbies. You may share similar interests with your reader, like sipping Strawberry Daiquiri’s on a white, sandy beach watching the sun go down!