Your CV acts as your first opportunity to sell yourself to an employer. The format and requirements of a CV vary from sector to sector. It is therefore important that you tailor your CV to the industry you are interested in. The following advice is specific to the Audit and Risk sectors and reflects the preferred format of our clients.
We recommend that you present your CV in reverse chronological order, ideally limiting it to 2-3 pages of plain white A4 paper.
Within your CV you should include:
You should ensure that there are no gaps in the dates given in your CV and should spell check the document. It is important to make sure the relevant information is easy to find. A prospective employer should not have to flick through pages of a CV to find out what they want to know.
Saxton Leigh requires you to provide your consultant with the names and contact details of your referees, covering your employment over the past five years. Copies of any written references should be provided.