Writing a CV for a construction job
- Career Advice
- 2 mins read
Whether you’re applying for a Quantity Surveyor job, a Labourer position on site or an Engineering role, the first step is to make sure you have an up-to-date CV. Having a CV that reflects your experience and skillset is key to getting an interview as an employer will then be able to judge your CV in line with their job description, to see if you’re a good fit.
A CV, or curriculum vitae, is a written overview of your skills, education, and work experience and can also be known as a résumé. This summary of your experience is sent to prospective employers to give a snapshot of yourself ahead of them potentially inviting you in for an interview.
Every CV is different and personal in nature but try to include this key information:
Remember a CV is just a snapshot of your experience to help get you an interview with a potential employers. Once you’re in front of your potential employer you can then expand more in your interview. A CV needs to include highlights of your career tailored around the key points above, where as your covering letter and interview are the opportunities for more detailed information.
We would suggest never having a CV longer than 2 pages, keep it short, sweet and to the point. Put yourself in the employer’s shoes reading numerous CVs for each position, if you can set your CV out to contain all the information they need to know in a simple format they can quickly see if you’re a perfect fit for the job.
Need more CV advice? Get in touch with our expert team who will help make sure you’re maximising your CV potential and also advise you on the current roles we have to fit your job search. Contact us on 0330 024 1342 or upload your CV here.