Three Steps to Perfect CV Preparation

1. Personal Details

List your name and contact details including mobile number and email address. Only provide your work telephone number if you are happy to be contacted there.


2. Education & Professional Qualifications

Detail your academic background in chronological order, commencing with the most recent first. You should include all grades and any specific achievements such as any prizes won.


3. Professional Experience 

Each of your previous roles should be set out in the same structure so that it is easy to review how your career has progressed. You should include your dates of employment, your job title, company name and a brief description of the company including number of partners and staff, services provided and turnover
For each role you should detail, in bullet point form, your main responsibilities and achievements. You should give technical facts about your role as well as the day to day responsibilities. 

The following give examples of this, referring to specific roles: 
General Practice – the mix of audit, accounts and tax, the turnover and sectors of your clients and fee income related to any portfolio you may manage
Corporate Recovery – the mix of cases such as liquidations and administrations, the types of case you have undertaken such as trading admins and pre-packs, any marketing activity you have undertaken
Tax – the mix of corporate and personal work (if relevant) as well as the focus of compliance and advisory work
Corporate Finance – the size of deal you have been involved in and your part to play in the deals
Forensics – the mix of work that you have undertaken such as business interruption or fraud investigation with examples of the largest assignments


Tuesday Feb 7, 2017