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Your interests are always ‘front of mind’ and we endeavour to keep all applicants informed throughout the process. When it comes to interviews, we will fully prepare you and also provide key insights into the project, company and also about your interviewers.

Our support will give you the confidence required and the best chance of landing the role. Obviously we can’t claim to place every candidate who attends an interview but you can be assured that through our support, your odds will be significantly improved.

Finding The Right Job

Coupling the wide variety of job options with rigorous search and application processes, the hunt to find your perfect job is becoming increasingly more difficult. However, we at Green Recruitment Solutions, have identified a five-step process to help you on your way.

1. Ensure the job matches your personality

The first step is making sure you identify your main character traits, this will allow you to know which job you are best suited to. So whether you’re a creative, analytical thinker, natural leader, or organiser, you need to cover all basis and get a clear view of your attributes. Luckily, there is plenty of assistance to help you on your way. From identifying the jobs that suit you best, to the wide variety of personality type tests to further assist you.

2. Use your qualifications

It’s always advisable to go for a job which matches the relevant qualifications you possess, this allows your CV and qualification to stand out from the highly saturated crowd of prospective candidates. Within your qualifications, it’s important to focus on certain elements which you enjoyed / performed best. For instance, as an experienced and qualified accountant you might be drawn to a role which comprises of financial analysis or analytical reasoning. Or as a Sociology graduate / professional, your interest might be to pursue a role which has an element of Corporate Social Responsibility or Ecology. Whatever the case is, we recommend seeking a job which suits you and highlight this interest in your CV and application process.

3. Use hobbies to drive your decision

As a dream, everyone would love a job which includes elements of their hobbies. Similar to the first point, we advise you to start by putting together a list of all your hobbies and things you like to do and then look for jobs which match that list.

If you find the ideal job which is associated with your hobby, make sure you boost the “interests” or “hobbies” section right to the top of your CV to ensure employers see it straight away. Make sure you display a passion for whatever hobby it is you have. For example, if you’re applying for a design role; being a creative and designer or solving thinker, you must ensure that you express this keen interest throughout your CV.

4. Identify your career path and progression

Self assessment throughout any job search is key. Ask yourself if you’re the kind of personal that thrives within a challenging and demanding workplace. Throughout your job search, ensure always look for jobs which offer a good career path and progression, make sure your ask this in interviews too to display interest.

Look for jobs which have a wide variety of challenging tasks, as this is will help you feel challenged wherever you choose to go. If on the other hand, you’re someone that prefers a structures and routine approach, focus your efforts on finding a job which plays on your key strengths and attributes.

5. Seek your preferred working patterns?

In today’s world, we gradually tend to fall into a 9-5 working pattern without much consideration or thought. However, everyone is different and people can be more inclined to either work better first thing in the morning, towards the end of the day, or maybe even weekends.

Writing a CV, the key considerations

An effective CV is the most powerful tool you can have in any job application process. It should be a comprehensive summary of your education, skills and experience, allowing you to stand out from competitors. This article provides an overview of the frequently asked questions we have faced as global recruiters within the green industries.

How long should it be?

Having worked in recruitment for many years, we at Green Recruitment Solutions have learnt that a good CV should ideally be no longer than two sides of A4. We advise you to mainly include information that is relevant for the role which you are applying for. This can sometimes affect the length of your CV meaning on some applications, your CV will be longer and with others, it might potentially be shorter.

What should you include?

Personal profile - placed at the top of your CV, this is statement which should highlight your main attributes and / or reasons for applying for that particular role or company. We advise you also include achievements which are relevant for that role, whilst articulating your career ambitions.

Contact details - this is the key information which employers can use to contact you. A good CV will include your full name, email address, phone number and home address. Additionally, you could also include a photograph or date of birth, but this isn’t always necessary

Work experience - this is where you list your experience in chronological order, ensuring that anything you mention is relevant for the role which you are applying for.

Education - a list of all your previous education, including your professional qualifications (school, undergraduate and postgraduate etc.). A good CV will start with the most recent qualification first.

Skills and achievements - these are the additional attributes you can bring to the table. For example if you’re bilingual or if you possess technical IT skills for example. Whatever your list consists of must be relevant for the role, without overselling yourself.

Interests - because employing someone isn’t just based on academic achievement or relevant experience. Employers want to get a feel for your personality and see what makes you tick. When relevant to the role you’re applying for, interests can give employers a rounded picture of you, and also providing something to talk about during an interview.

References - you do not necessarily have to provide the names of your references on your CV, simply putting ‘available on request’ will suffice.

WRITING A GOOD CV - FIVE KEY TIPS

The below is a list of CV writing best practice tips we have learned over the years. Candidate CVs which feature the following elements stand a better chance of being noticed:

  1. Using active verbs throughout - this will sell your expertise and knowledge to employers, good examples include ‘created’, ‘devised’ and ‘analysed’. These will allow you to display intiativity.
  2. Proofread your CV - it’s imperative to ensure your CV is clear of any grammatical errors. Use your friends and family, or even online spelling and grammar checking tools.
  3. Avoid generic terminology - you cannot do what everyone else is doing if you want to be seen. Make sure you avoid the overuse of terms such as ‘hardworking’ or ‘multi tasker’, you want to stand out, not blend in.
  4. Do your research - look at the website of the company you are applying for, look at their branding. Give yourself an idea of the type of people that work there, this will allow you to tailor your CV for them specifically and stand out even more.
  5. Make your CV truthful - resist the temptation to sugarcoat or exaggerate in your CV. Doing so will display dishonesty and potentially jeopardize your application.
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