Our clients like detailed CV’s so please remember the following when compiling a CV.
1. Need to have personal details on the front page such as I.D. Nr, Availability, Current Gross Salary, Expected Salary, Own vehicle and a valid driver’s license. Area of residence and spoken languages;
2. Your CV must include a most recent photo of yourself;
3. Your CV must include your most recent position to your very first position that you ever had;
4. Add in the name of each company you have worked for, the starting and ending dates worked at the company, followed by your designations at each company.
5. You need a comprehensive duty list under each position and all the key performance areas for the job title. It needs to be duties that you have the experience/expertise that you have worked on;
6. You need to be specific in which departments you have done certain key tasks;
7. After every company that you have worked for, list a reference name and contact nr of your Head of Department. This is the name of the individual that you have reported to and not a colleague or friend that worked with you at the company.
8. Add in your CTC under each position – be specific what it entailed i.e. Gross + Medical Aid + Provident Fund + Annual performance bonus etc.
9. Add on your reasons for leaving at each company
Documents required when sending your CV or coming in for an interview:
- Copy of your I.D + bring in original I.D
- Original Diplomas, Degrees, Certificates
- Copy of Driver’s License + Original Drivers
- Digital and Printed/Portfolio – this is required for your interview with your client
- Copy and Original of most recent payslip
Draft the best CV to secure an interview
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The Winning Interview
1. Research the Company before the interview. Be prepared and know the facts of the Company and the position before going to the meeting.
2. Dress for Success. Dress according to the Company’s culture and remember that first impressions really do count.
3. Use eye contact and mirror the handshake of the person interviewing you.
4. Be forthcoming regarding your capabilities, sell your strengths and be honest about your weaknesses.
5. Take a hard copy with a copy of your qualifications, written references and salary slip.
6. When discussing salary, tell the Client what you currently earn but do not tell them what you want to earn. Let the Client present an offer before you start negotiating what you want as the price asked by the Candidate is always higher than what the Client is prepared to pay. Salary is a common deal breaker, tread cautiously in this regard.