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Writing A Successful Contractor Worker’s CV
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It’s probably fair to assume that most of us have been met with the same criteria requirements where writing a CV is concerned. Don’t add useless information, don’t leave unexplained absences in work and, most importantly, don’t lie. All of these points are a good place to start, but it’s all a little too negative. As an aspiring contract worker, one of the most useful and attractive traits for you to have and an employer to pick up on is positivity! At contractjobs, we look to help you as a contractor in any way possible, so with a means to that end, let’s look into 3 vital subjects to consider when submitting your CV.

1. Make your CV (or CVs) Industry specific. A vital aspect in really grabbing the attention of any potential employer is specificity. Companies looking for an IT professional don’t want to be met with a CV solely outlining a candidate with a Maths degree and the trials and stipulations of getting a certificate with BA Honours attached. Of course, any professional or academic achievement is always a nice way of polishing off a CV, but relevant skills and work experience to the specific role are the most attractive traits to have where any recruiter – be they a consultancy or in direct employment to the company you are applying for – is concerned. If your skills and experiences are specific to the role you are applying for, or even if your interests match the description, your time would be best spent selling those traits as emphatically as possible. If you’re applying for more than one industry or role at any time make more than one CV. Also, a handy tip is to always ensure you’re sending the right one. A marketing CV sent to a construction site will in all likeliness not get you too far!

1. Really Sell Yourself. Outline your personal profile in a way that really sells your personality whilst remembering the position you’re applying for. As a contract worker, traits such as flexibility and an understanding of the ethics and behaviour expected of you in your chosen role will be extremely useful in really promoting yourself in a way that extends beyond the mandatory professional requirements. Think of the type of person you’d want to spend your working days with, even in a short space of time, and emulate that in selling yourself – though remember to keep your ideas within the conduct of the workplace!

2. Cover Up the Cracks! Though gaps in employment are, in many cases, understandable and completely negotiable from the interview stage, making these gaps look like a normality is essential. You can either take the risk of explaining these gaps at the interview stage should you get that far, or fill them with activities and/or training that will enhance your CV’s look and really sell your desire to make it in the industry – especially if anything you take up in this time is unpaid. State the dates of any other working positions or at the time of the acquisition of a certificate of education. You may have worked contractually before, and if so it is important to make the points you really want to sell from these previous positions stand out rather than rattling on in explaining every individual detail from 6 positions that lasted 3 months each.

It is believed that an employer reading a CV absorbs 60% of the information on the first page of a CV, 40% of the second, and none of the third, which makes it vital to fit in as many of your key selling points in as short a space as possible. So in short, make it fit, make it relevant and make it count!


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