CV Writing Skills
Helping you get the job you want!
The purpose of this section is to assist candidates who hold the required qualifications to present it in the right way to appeal to suitable employment.
In this section we will discuss and provide samples of important elements in CV writing including: 1. CV front cover 2. CV Cover Letter 3. Summary 4. Sample skillset for success 5. Vetting, SIA Licence procedures and General Sample front cover details (A4) Name : Tom Jones •Phone: 079 107 11 0 283 •10 Martindale Road, Hounslow. Middlesex. TW1 7EW • • Email: email@example.com (Key points: valid mobile number, email and physical address, photo could be considered) Cover Letter:
Dear Sir/ Madam,
I respond to your advert REF:1234 AB Reception Security. By analysing the job requirement, I observed a very strong correlation by the need expressed for this job and my personal abilities. I actually consider myself a 100 % match for the job. I just obtained my SIA DS level 2 licence. I also holds a SIA CCTV PPS level 2 qualification. My personal circumstances are of such a nature that I can work long unsocial hours and I am free to travel at any given time to any place. My experience, and my track record to date make me a strong candidate for this role. I attach my CV for your consideration Kind Regards Tom Jones Summary:
- SIA Trained DOOR SUPERVISOR
- SIA Trained CCTV Operator
- SIA Licensed. License number : 0930 0110 8436 9812
- EU Citizen
- Diligent and trustworthy
- Honest and reliable
- Very Good Time management
- Healthy no medical problems
- Hard working, detail oriented, able to multi-task.
- Cope excellent with stress
- Have checkable history will pass BS 7858 Vetting
Sample Skillset required in a competitive job market:
C&R – or Physical Intervention
Health And Safety
Customer service skills
Vetting is carried out by most organizations as a result of their quality management systems – even though your CRB (criminal records check) would have been carried out prior to a security licence being issued. Kindly ensure that this is completed accurately – for example a 5 year checkable history, your last school or university etc. Very often the vetting officer must turn down applications due to conflicting information, such as the referee confirm they knew a candidate for 2 years, whereas the candidate indicated 5 years. BS vetting standards are stringent buy easy to pass if the candidate is 100% honest in filling in the application.
To obtain your SIA Licence upon completion of the course:
*Please be aware that all steps indicated in the application pack must be followed, this will help you save time.
A word of advise: please be accurate, honest and to the point with CV writing. Continuous professional development will make a huge difference in your career path and future success.
How can I increase the chance of securing a Job interview?
1. Always send your CV to a named individual and follow up with a phone call to ensure it was received.
2. A CV in word forma is desireable to enable search based success.
3. Update your CV regularly
4. Where possible deliver your CV by hand to recruitment managers and other recruiters, a personal impression can make a big diffrence.