Who are you on a piece of A4?
by Heat Recruitment
The submission of your CV is the starting point to any Job application, so how do you make yours stand out? How do you impress on paper? And how do you get passed the Company gatekeeper?
I wouldn’t suggest neon font and glamorous headshots, however a CV that offered refined content engaging the reader in your job history, career direction and skillset. With this information you would aim to impress, as well as demonstrate your strong professional career experience, knowledge and a consistent level of confidence in your employment history.
CV’s should be kept simple, the information should be quick and easily readable, as well as short and concise in the relaying of information to any Hiring Manager or CV gate keeper (Usually a non-hiring manager selected to sift through applications looking for key words).
Remember, writing your CV will take time, however, this is definitely time well spent, as the better your CV the better your chances of securing your desired job.
The Basics of Writing a CV for an Insurance Broker
1 .Insurance specific;
Size of Premiums Handled
Size of the book that you manage
Renewal Retention Rate
New Business Target and what was achieved?
Insurance Specific Qualifications
Specific Achievements in the role
Products dealt with and any particular specialisms
2 . Things an employer is looking for;
Longevity in previous roles
A desire to keep learning and progressing your career
An array of soft skills
3. Things to think about;
Layout – Start with a profile then show your education (inc. any professional qualifications) and then outline each role that you have had, starting with the most recent
Be specific – facts and figures, make your achievements and experience more tangible
Make statements that are short and sharp to keep the attention of the reader
4 .Why hire you?
State as succinctly as possible why you are the best candidate for the role and why you can add value to your next employer
Good luck with formulating your Insurance related CV!
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