Top Tips for CV and Interview Skills

When applying for a position, ensure your CV is free from all grammatical and spelling errors. Use plain font and keep to a maximum of two pages.

If you are successful at the application stage, you will be invited to attend a competency-based interview. Before the interview:

  • Read the company website and job description
  • Note the skills and competencies required for the position
  • Note all examples you can think of when you have put these competencies into practice
  • Prepare questions to ask the interviewer

It is useful when preparing for interviews to use the STAR framework to prepare your answers:

  • Describe the Situation in which you found yourself
  • Describe the Task you set out to achieve
  • Describe the specific Action you took
  • Describe the Result of your action