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The ultimate purpose of a CV is to persuade potential employers to interview you. Your CV should therefore be a positive statement about your career experience, qualifications, attributes and skills. Lloyd Barnes have many years’ experience within the recruitment industry, with a singular focus on accountancy positions. We understand the type of information employers want to see and how they want to see it. We have a developed our own CV builder software to guide you through the information that is required and how to place it into an ideal format.

This service is completely free if you agree to register your new CV with Lloyd Barnes Accountancy Recruitment exclusively for 1 week.

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Info A critical aspect of creating a CV that has a dynamic impact is the ability to write a personal profile or statement that will enable the recruiter to quickly identify the value you can add to their organisation. It's important to read the specification of the job carefully and ensure not only that your skills and experience match but you reflect this in your statement. As a general rule, it's best to break the statement into three sections, writing in the 1st person, but avoiding the use of too many 'I's in your sentence:

1. Who you are, this acts as a summary for the reader.
2. What you can bring to the table
• Pick those aspects of your experience most relevant to your target role
• Think about what will differentiate you from others in your field
• Ensure that you include evidence of your abilities
3. Your career aim
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Employment History Info Give the reader a brief description of the company to give your role context, include the industry sector that the company operates in, the size of business either in turnover, number of employees, and / or number of offices, and identify if the company operates internationally. Include who you report to and how many reports you are responsible for to show clearly your level of responsibility in the hierarchy. Please add your current or most recent position first.

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Duties and responsibilities Info Here you can break down your duties into daily, weekly or monthly tasks or give a general overview of what you do. Highlight key areas that you are responsible for, and use volumes and values to give your work some context.

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Achievements Info Employers want to see evidence where you have excelled in your career so this section gives you the opportunity to sell yourself by giving examples. Example: Within the first year of employment I reduced spend on external fees by 25%.

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Duties and responsibilities Info Your duties and responsibilities

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Qualifications Info Employers are mostly interested in what stage of education you have reached, thus the most recent qualifications should be shown first, detailing which qualification, date achieved, or when the last exam was taken and where / how you studied i.e. home study via Kaplan or name the college/institution. Include accountancy qualifications, degree(s), A'levels, GCSE/O'levels. If A'levels and GCSE's were taken more than 10 years ago then you only need to quote the number of subjects taken and grade ranges. Please enter your most relevant qualification first.

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Interests Info When writing this, often most difficult part of your CV, consider applying the following filters. • Are the activities relevant to the job? If the link is obvious, mention it in a covering letter. If this evidence brings out skills such as your ability as an organiser, consider bringing that on to page one of your CV rather than tucking it at the back. List things that an employer wants to see. Mention activities that involve participation and people. If the job requires great communication skills, show where you have used them in and outside of work. • Can you talk about what you have put on your CV with real enthusiasm? Interviewers listen to the energy of what you say as much as the content. Showing you are motivated demonstrates how you will hit the ground running. • Try to limit your list of interests so that it doesn't look like there is no room for work in your life.

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