The health and safety field is very fulfilling, and the opportunities presented by it tend to be fruitful for those willing to put in the hard work and dedication to get the most out of them. However, before you can start reaping the rewards of the health and safety field, you have to land a job in the first place.
That can be difficult due to how competitive the field is, but with a great CV, you can increase your chances and shorten the amount of time it takes for you to get your foot in the door.
Today, we’re going to go over how to make the perfect CV for jobs in health and safety.
1: Morally Market Yourself
Everyone knows that going too far and blatantly lying on your resume is a horrible idea. Eventually, whether due to you not living up to the expectations you set, or a mismatched background check proving you lied, the truth will come to light.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t show off a bit. The key to marketing yourself ethically and morally is to list your accomplishments while using language tools to make them more exciting. Don’t sound as if you busted out a thesaurus to write it, but make sure to use strong wording and clever word usage to add weight to your accomplishments; much like a marketer would when selling a product.
2: Rely on Past Job Experience
You’ll be forced to include your job history if you want your resume to even be glanced at. However, it’s not enough to tell the prospective employer where you worked and what you did. Take the time to explain how those experiences will benefit you in the position you’re applying for. Paint a picture of that previous experience making you a better candidate with much more than just job experience to boost your first impression.
3: Go In-Depth About Education without Wasting Time
When constructing the education section of your CV, it is enough to list the establishment you were educated in, the period you went to that establishment, and what program you were in. Cite every educational institution you were a part of, but don’t feel the need to write out descriptions for any of them. History speaks for itself.
4: Research and Match Their Expectations (Without Lying)
Research the position you’re applying for and see which skills it depends on. Do you have those skills? If so, highlight them! Make sure the prospective employer knows that you have the skills necessary to bring value to their establishment and use linguistic tools such as strong, confident wording when doing so.
5: Customize for Each Application
Finally, we all know that applying for a single job is rarely a good idea. You’ll probably end up applying for quite a few before you land one. Make sure you go through your CV and customize things such as how your job experience will benefit them, which skills you have that will match their business and anything else that might need to be changed to reflect your value to each specific company. Copying and pasting the same thing to vastly different companies isn’t enough.