We want to help you get the most out of Can Do Jobs and we hope that using the website will help you secure a job.To ensure that you have the best chance of getting a job, we have put together top tips for writing your CV and how to excel at your interview.

CV Tips

To apply for jobs on Can Do Jobs, a CV is required. It is normally a two page document which needs to highlight your relevant skills and experience required for the role you are applying for. It should be well presented and have the correct spelling and grammar. You should always proof read it before applying for a job. Information that your CV should include:

  • Your full name

  • Your contact details including your address, phone number, email address

  • A personal statement – this can be adapted to the specific role you are applying for, which outlines your experience and qualifications and your future ambitions

  • Education and professional qualifications – including dates you achieved them, which institution you received them from, subjects studied and exam results

  • Details of any memberships of professional bodies

  • List all your technical skills

  • List career history and work experience with your most current job first- all of the roles may not be directly linked to the current job but they will have transferable skills that you could apply to your new role.

  • Hobbies- include your leisure interests so the employer has a general view of what type of person you are

  • A minimum of two professional references.

Interview Tips

Most roles require an interview. Here are our top tips on how to prepare for an interview:

  • Know what skills of yours are needed for the job that you are applying for and make sure you emphasise them during your interview

  • Do your research on the background of the company. The best way to do this would be looking at their website and social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Linked In

  • Plan your journey beforehand and ideally you should arrive 5-10 minutes before your interview start time.

  • First impressions are very important- so dress appropriately for the type of job you are going for

  • Thank your interviewer at the end of your interview and ask them for their follow up procedure (e.g. is a second interview required?)

  • Print a copy of your CV to take with you as well as a notebook and pen to make notes.

Typical Interview Questions

When going for an interview you need to be prepared for the questions they will ask you. Standard interview questions include:

  • Why do you want to work for us?

  • Why do you want this job?

  • What do you know about our company?

  • Why did you choose your profession?

  • What experience do you have that is relevant to the new job

  • What are your strengths/weaknesses?

  • What do you like/dislike about your current job role?

  • Why are you looking for a new position?

  • What has been your greatest achievement to date?

  • What are your future aspirations?

  • What skills and experience can you offer to your new team/company?