The best interests of all of our candidates has been at the centre of everything we’ve done over the past 35 years. We pursue, with honesty and commitment to the needs of each and every one of our candidates.Call The Office 01772 721172 Why Jobseekers Choose Us
I’ve been there just once to register my details and can tell I had an excellent impression from start. Very friendly and straight forward. Also the appointment I had with Marie the Director offered a great atmosphere to show your true self and future aspirations. Very professional overall.Yehia Abdelazeem
By far the best agency I’ve ever dealt with, if you ever find yourself in need of a new job I cannot recommend The Staff Agency enough. Really friendly staff that actually care about getting you into work. Brilliant communication and make you feel valued.Matt Calderwood
Fantastic friendly people, nothing is too much trouble, anyone looking for work look no further.Terry Mahoney Top Tips
First impressions really do count, so make sure that the layout is clear and easy to follow. Get the key details on the first page of the document, perhaps in the form of a series of bullet points to make them easier to read. As a rule, never let your CV run to more than 2-sides of A4 paper. You do not want to bore your potential boss before you have even met them.
“I did this then that” can be clumsy. Use bullet points, starting with a verb instead. For example, “Achieved 100% of my sales targets”, sounds more dynamic. Explain any career gaps (for family, studying or travelling) in your CV but not if you were made redundant. Plus, add relevant voluntary work or refresher courses that show you have kept your skills up to date.
You are not an obvious candidate for a job if you currently work in a different sector, so you need to grab the employer’s attention early. List all relevant skills and achievements on the first page. Include any relevant outside-work activities and training you are taking or are about to embark on. Then list your employment dates and job titles on the second page. Consider tweaking your job title to fit an employer’s jargon. If they are advertising for a ‘personnel specialist’ and your previous role was a HR adviser, call yourself a ‘personnel specialist’. There is no difference in roles but you are gaining an edge by aligning yourself with that position.
A CV is essentially a selling tool, so make active references to your work. Explaining what you have enjoyed about your job gives everything a sense of ownership and shows that you are passionate about what you have done. But be careful not to wander from the point. Ensure your CV provides information that relates to the role you are applying for.Our Values Drive Us
With over 35 years of experience, we’re a well-established, bespoke recruitment service that strives for nothing less than complete honesty, professionalism and commitment when catering to the diverse needs of our Candidates and Clients. We pride ourselves on being an independent company, as this enables us to offer a more flexible service that is tailored to suit your individual goals. Unlike most high street recruitment agencies, our consultants don’t operate on a commission basis, therefore they’re not under pressure to meet targets, cut corners and rush candidates through the recruitment process for their own benefit. Our reputable record of success means that you can have complete confidence in The Staff Agency.
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