· Start with your contact details, followed by education & then employment history
· Always remember the CV hotspot – the upper middle area of the first page is where the recruiter's eye will naturally fall, so make sure you include your most important information there
· Ensure that your employment history starts with the most recent
· Include a list of duties for each role, its also important to include details of the number of covers, style of food & number in your team as well as a website link for each job to make it easy for the employer to get an idea of your ability
· Include pictures of your food with brief description, use more pages if needed but don’t go over 4 to keep interest
· If you’re sending a cover letter make sure that you personalise it – put the correct contacts name, correct job reference and title
· Don’t be afraid to amend your CV, tailor it to each role
· A covering letter typically fleshes out the examples from your CV which best show you can meet the job and person specification of the role you’re applying for. You have the chance to write in full sentences, so you can show your ability and perhaps convey some of your personality; it’s your 1st impression so really consider what you include.
· If including an email address on your CV think what it says about you – we’ve all seen email@example.com which isn’t the best or most professional 1st impression!!
· The best CV’s are clean, plain and direct. Ditch the patterns, too many lines/boxes/logos are a bit no no
· Get the basics right – SPELL CHECK!
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