As I called for CV’s from the education sector to build up Edustaff’s database I am again flooded with CV’s of those looking for work.
What is incredibly disconcerting, especially for a recruiter, is the lack of quality exhibited in the communication received from these job seekers.
Here are a few tips to ensure not only does your application get noticed but also appreciated for the conscientiousness approach to your communication
- Sending a scanned CV that has been photocopied over and over again is sloppy
- Sending an email with a scanned CV that does not have a file name and no cover letter is going to be ignored
- Including a cover letter that states “I am confident I meet all the criteria for the post that has been advertised and have all the skills it requires” is lazy. Copy and paste, generic cover letters do not work
- The correct spelling of curriculum vitae is required to be taken seriously
- Not indicating where you live is not helpful
- A professional email address from candidates is important. Hotchick99@gmail.com does not create a favourable impression.
When writing a cover letter, you should:
- Introduce yourself
- Mention the job (or kind of job) you’re applying for (or looking for)
- Show that your skills and experience match the skills and experience required – keep to a brief summary to encourage the reader to read your CV.
Looking forward to assisting all those looking for employment and adding value to the Education sector.
Send CVs to email@example.com