What Recruiters Want from a CV

HR managers and recruiters are the gatekeepers in the job application process. Your CV will determine if they shortlist you. Clive Lowe, OA Career Consultant, regularly attends career events for veterans, where HR managers and recruiters discuss what they look for in a CV. He shared these insights in a recent webinar with Ashka Raval, […]

9th April 2018

How to Draft a CV to Catch Recruiters’ Attention

This webinar focuses on what recruiters are looking for in a CV and how to draft a CV that will catch their attention. We include some first hand advice given by HR recruiters from companies that have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. Clive Lowe, a Career Consultant here at the Officers’ Association, also provides some […]

13th March 2018

How to Write an Effective Ex-Military CV

Despite the importance of networking and LinkedIn, your CV remains an important document for anyone looking for work. You have made the crucial decision to leave the military, and now need to focus on finding your new career. Sending a CV is often the first direct contact with an employer or recruiter, so be confident […]

14th August 2017

Your CV from the Recruiters’ Perspective

The Officers’ Association live Webinar offers career advice on how to make your CV stand out from the crowd by avoiding common mistakes and adopting best practice techniques. Watch the webinar

22nd April 2014

CV Myths and Realities

With the overwhelming amount of information out there on what you should and should not do when creating your CV, it can be difficult to know where to start. This webinar is designed to get you back to the basics of structuring your CV and to look at how it fits in to modern job […]

31st January 2017

CV and Interview Preparation

We are joined by Milo Skene, a former Major in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, who now works for Capco as a Management Consultant. Milo will guide us through the process of applying for roles with a specific focus on how this works at Capco. You will learn about: CV preparation Interview techniques Managing your […]

11th April 2017

How to demonstrate commercial awareness to an employer

It’s not easy to define ‘commercial awareness’ however it’s a skill that more and more employers are demanding across every sector, not just in business and finance. When faced with an interview question that asks you to talk about your commercial awareness even the most battle-hardened of candidates is liable to feel uneasy and perhaps […]

29th November 2016

12 CV tips that work

Although networking and LinkedIn continue to challenge traditional ways of finding work, the CV still remains a crucial document for any individual searching for work – one that has potential to say so much, or so little, when it reaches the right person’s desk. Fiona Jackson is a Careers Consultant at the OA with extensive […]

25th November 2016

Get Your CV Questions Answered – Ask the Expert on Facebook Live

In our first Facebook Live broadcast we are joined by in-house CV expert, Fiona Jackson, where she offers tactical advice on the most common 5 CV mistakes and tips to improve your professional profile. To arrange a 1:1 with one of our consultants to get some advice on your own career development register with us today or give […]

29th September 2016

CV Writing – Think Before You Use These Words

Your CV can be one of the most powerful tools you have to impress recruiting managers and land a job interview. Since it’s the first impression a potential employer will get of you, it’s vital to make it as memorable as possible. Make sure your CV contains impactful words, which clearly and concisely express your […]

18th May 2016

How to write a great CV covering letter

A covering letter is your chance to stand out from the crowd. It gives potential employers an insight into your professional capacity, communication skills and make them want to read your CV to find out more. Writing a covering letter may seem like a daunting task, here are a few pointers to help you get […]

How to Approach Corporate Organisations

Sending out a generic CV, writing ‘Dear CEO’ in your covering letter and over-emphasising the importance of a Prince 2 qualification are just some of the ways you won’t fully engage a recruiter. Head of Talent Brand at Deloitte, Liz Coombs, shares her frank advice on how to increase your chances of impressing, when you […]

28th May 2014