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Remember being in high school writing out your first CV for a job down at the local shop? Back then all you needed was your name, address, your interests and a reference. Sadly, the simplicities of being young never last and that good old CV just won’t cut it anymore.  Writing a CV can be daunting but with a little preparation, research and some insider tips, your CV will become the canvas you need to pinpoint your talents and achievement. The CV is a recruiters first insight into you as a candidate. The aim is to highlight why you are suited to the role, how your skills reflect what they are looking for and offer a personal insight into your character. The best way to start your CV is to consider it as a Sales Brochure that tells employers what, when, and how well you have achieved your objectives. It should be concise, accurate but full of relevant information. Limit yourself to 2 - 3 pages, as this will ensure you only write the important facts. Step one The structure Before you begin you should start by forming your CV Skeleton: • Personal Data • Personal Profile • Work Experience • Education & Qualifications • Key Achievements & Skills • Interests & Activities   Step two Creating the body of your CV Personal Data The personal information needs to be up to date and accurate. If an employer likes your CV but cannot find a telephone number or email address, then your CV may be discarded. Ensure that your CV includes your name, address with postcode, telephone numbers and an email address. It’s important to know that this information shouldn’t be used for any other reason but getting in contact with you and for HR reasons should you be successful. Should you feel that your information has been used for any other reason then lodge a complaint to the Data Protection Authority (DPA), read here for more information about protecting your data. When it comes to email address - try not to use a personal email with a frivolous address. i.e. Kittylovestoparty@email.com is possibly going to considered less serious than johnsmith@email.com .   Personal Profile The profile is your CV introduction; a simple statement that highlights your career aspirations, ambitions and your current skillset. This is an easy way to highlight key skills you think the employer is looking for in approximately 80 words. You may be applying for a role where multitasking is essential, therefore writing that you "thrive in fast-paced environments" could be an advantage.   Education & Qualifications Your education and achievements should be listed in reverse chronological order - this is the easiest way to read. If applicable start with your professional qualifications, then move onto your further education ending with your higher education achievements.   Work Experience This is the main part of your CV, the part the employer really cares about. When highlighting your Work Experience start with your current/most recent position highlighting your activities and achievements with the greatest detail. Now move back through your job history.   Key Achievements & Skills Your acheivements and skills go hand in hand. What skills did you use when you acheived what you did? What skills did you learn from your achievements? It’s always important to not only talk about your acheievment but to also write down how you did what you did and what skills were implemented. Be critical of yourself, not all acheivements come without a bumb in the road so mention a key skill you focused on learning after your achievement. Interests & Activities Make your CV personable. The aim is to offer a well-rounded view; the work side and the human side. At the end of the day, you will be spending considerable time with your employer and their new teams and you must easily adapt to their culture. Include any memberships/associations you are involved with followed by a concise range of interests. You should mention here whether you are keen to relocate if the role location does not match your address. Step three Review Always check your CV through. It may feel like you have been writing to for a long time but you must leave it and go back and review. This ensures you've not written glaring grammatical, spelling or content no-no's. Good CV Checklist Use this checklist to make sure your CV is in tip-top condition: •Is it a true representation of who you are? •Does it highlight at least five key strengths and/or achievements? •Does it sound like someone you would employ? •Does it cover what you want to do in the future? •Have you stated your mobility and flexibility regarding location? •Does it provide quantified indicators of the organisations for whom you have worked? •Is your telephone number up to date? We’ve also teamed up with Top CV to offer you a free personlised CV  review by trusted experts. You will be given objective feedback on your skills and personalised recomendations on your CV. Get your free CV review by clicking here !
This week Jobs Direct are working with Bourne Leisure, to bring you an amazing opportunity through The Bourne Degree Apprenticeship. 4 MILLION GUESTS. 25,000 HOLIDAY HOME OWNERS. 16,500 TEAM MEMBERS. 3 YEARS’ WORK AND STUDY. 1 INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY Find your opportunity of a lifetime at Bourne, whose best-known brands are Butlin’s, Haven Holidays and Warner Leisure Hotels, operate more than 40 resorts and parks across the UK and already employ more than 16,000 team members Give our guests a great time and we’ll give you the opportunity of a lifetime. That’s our promise to every one of our 16,500 team members, and it’s why we’re excited to announce an amazing new opportunity:   The Bourne Degree Apprenticeship.   This is a very special opportunity, with only a small number of places available, so we’re looking for talented people who are passionate about their future, show leadership potential for the future and are willing to relocate.   So, what’s on offer? BA (Hons) in Management practice in partnership with the Open University studied part time over the course of three years and better yet… Bourne Leisure will pay for it! Three years of learning whilst earning, with two different ways to learn to gain one degree, and the best part, Zero debt.   To find out more about this amazing opportunity click here .
At some point, every young person has to make a key decision that will impact their future; to go to college and complete A levels, Btec’s and other qualifications or take on an apprenticeship; to learn whilst working an earning. Taking the route of college/ sixth form is an easy choice to make. The way you learn at College and the examinations/ assessments are similar to what you will have done at School. The question is, how much do schools really teach their students about the benefits of an apprenticeship. How much do our young people actually know about working apprenticeships? Questions frequently asked: Q: Do you actually get a qualification? A: Yes you do, whilst working you will not only get real life work experience, you can also gain National Vocational Qualifications(NVQS), BTECS, Higher National Certificates (HNC) or Diplomas (HND). These are all nationally recognised qualifications that you can use to land your dream job after your apprenticeship has finished. Q: What can you do an apprenticeship in? A: At this point, you can do an apprenticeship in almost anything. A few years ago there was a limited choice, but now there are so many different companies in different sectors opening their doors to young people.Companies such as Aggregate Industries, United Utilities, Mars Chocolate/ Petcare are always looking for apprentices to join their teams. Aggregate Industries says “Our Apprenticeships offer exciting and diverse opportunities for individuals to excel in a fast paced environment. Our structured schemes have been developed with the apprentice in mind helping them to build the knowledge and skills required for a successful career.” Q: Do I get paid? A: You certainly do! The current minimum wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour, plus holiday pay. When applying for apprenticeships it’s important for you to ask the question of your hourly wage,as some companies offer extra benefits. United Utilities say, “Whichever United Utilities apprenticeships you're interested in, joining us means being part of the flow of life. You’ll get the opportunity to fulfill your potential.You'll be rewarded for your commitment with starting salaries from £12,500, and an annual bonus of up to 7.5%. Our fantastic benefits include private healthcare, discounted gym, up to ten driving lessons if you need to learn for your role, flexible holidays, and award winning pension scheme.” Q: What are the qualifications needed for anapprenticeship? A: Unless your doing a more advanced apprenticeship(Foundation degree and above level) which you will need certain qualifications for, you just need to be the age of 16 at the start of the course and not already in full time education. The benefits of an apprenticeship are endless, they are a brilliant opportunity for young people to get real life experience to shape their future careers.  Disclaimer:  The information in this article does not constitute legal advice and is provided for general information purposes only. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.
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Anonymous Rugby, UK
Sep 23, 2018
Full time
We are recruiting for an experienced Site Manager to join a prestigious house Developer. Our Client is an award winning house builder specialising in executive and family homes. The applicant must have a strong background in high volume housing and executive homes, also provide a history of longevity in any one company. Duties include: * Fulfill the program and quality requirements * Carry out pre-occupation checks on all properties prior to handover * Deliver home demonstrations to customers in their own home * Communicate customer satisfaction surveys to all site based staff * Maintain the highest standard of site presentation at all times * Supervise various trades/labor staff * Monitor the performance and effectiveness of direct reports * Train, develop and coach direct reports * Ensure customer satisfaction * Successfully bring the project to completion * Excellent organisational skills * Excellent communication skills and customer focus * Literate and numerate with good IT Skills You will need the following * SMSTS * CSCS * First Aid If you are available and would like us to consider you for the position, please do not hesitate to apply
McGregor Boyall London, UK
Sep 23, 2018
Full time
My client, a large Financial Services company, is looking to hire a Legal Entity Controller to join their Central Finance team. The role will include in depth review / analysis of statements from the company's various entities, as well as the resolution of technical issues on an ad hoc basis. Applicants must be from a practice background and must be qualified accountants. Would suit a recently qualified accountant looking for the next step into industry with a reputable FS institution. Key Duties Monthly / Quarterly reporting on respective entities Production of statutory accounts for entities + liaison with auditors Assist in management of FX Exposure with regards to entities Review Intercompany allocations, recharges and transfer pricing processes Accurate daily cash break review Ensure strong control environment is maintained Ensure preparation of, and review, all consolidations. Escalate to management where necessary Assist in the liquidation of unnecessary entities Skills / Competencies required: Qualifications / Skills A background in a top 10 accounting firm Relevant Accounting qualification Strong technical accounting skills + understanding of statutory accounting Strong academics Strong eye for process improvement Strong IFRS / UK GAAP knowledge Excellent written / verbal skills Systems Advanced MS Excel Advanced MS Word and MS Power point Preferable: Hyperion Essbase and Oracle Financials McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.
Harnham London, UK
Sep 23, 2018
Decision Systems Analyst - Powercurve London Up to £58,000 per annum plus competitive benefits package Are you a Decision Systems Analyst who wants to be come a subject matter expert for a leading Financial Service? This role will give you the opportunity to own the development, implementation, monitoring and optimising of new customer strategies and policies using Powercurve. THE COMPANY You will be employed by one of the UK's leading Credit Card Providers with a number of different products who approach new products and new ideas with a fresh and innovative mindset. WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING As a Senior Decision Systems Analyst, first of all you will become the subject matter expert for the tool across the whole business. As for day to day responsibilities you will be accountable for the system development, monitoring, implementation and on-going evolution of account management strategies whilst also working on maintaining and developing internal and external stakeholder relationships. Other responsibilities will include the statistical analysis of strategy performance and work closely with other teams to implement business critical strategy improvements. WHAT IS REQUIRED FROM YOU Proven experience in the use of Powercurve/Strategy Manager Experience within a financial services organisation Risk Strategy Development Experience Working knowledge of other decision systems including SDS, Tallyman, Debt Manager and Triad Stakeholder Management experience BENEFITS You should expect to earn up to £58.000 plus a competitive benefits package including a performance related bonus and pension. HOW TO APPLY? Please register your interest by sending your CV via the Apply link on this page. KEYWORDS Decision System - Triad - Tallyman - Blaze - Debt Manager - SDS - Powercurve - Financial Service - Credit Card - strategy - existing customer
UPTON JUNIOR SCHOOL Broadstairs, UK
Sep 23, 2018
Full time
Pay: MPR / UPR Start Date: Jan 2019 An exciting opportunity has become available within the Viking Academy Trust, with a 'Teacher vacancy' arising at Upton Junior School. We welcome applications from enthusiastic and highly motivated teachers wishing to broaden their teaching experience. The Viking Academy Trust is looking to appoint the following staff: 1 Part Time Teacher (0.6FTE) to join the team at Upton Junior School (KS2 appointment) The position would be to lead an English and Maths Learning Group every morning. Successful candidates will: Fully embrace our 'One Childhood One Chance' philosophy Have the potential to develop further as an outstanding practitioner - our children deserve nothing less! Be committed to team working and leading by example. Be able to engage, motivate and support pupils, staff and parents; with flair; sensitivity and with consistently high expectations Possess the drive and determination to ensure our pupils receive a first class educational experience. Want to be part of the 'Viking Academy Team' because 'Together We Make A Difference'. We can offer you: A strong, dynamic Leadership Team working across the Trust to ensure the three schools are outstanding Fabulous pupils, each deserving a teacher that will willingly go that extra mile to ensure they succeed. A staff team that are committed to ensure all pupils achieve their potential First class Induction Programme; whether you are a NQT or an experienced teacher; you will receive excellent support in the transition to your new role Outstanding continuing professional development opportunities A dedicated, sociable team who will warmly welcome you aboard the 'Viking Ship!' Applicants are advised to contact Upton Junior School Office to arrange an opportunity to tour the school and meet with the Heads of School prior to submitting an application. Please contact Mrs Winter, Office Manager, for further details. The Viking Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the care and welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service records check and references. The position available will initially be offered as a fixed term contract as maternity cover until 31st August 2019 and will be for 19.5 hours per week. Closing date: Midday 12th October 2018 at 12:00 Interviews will take place week beg: 15th October 2018 Information about the school The Viking Academy Trust is a primary only, Multi-Academy Trust consisting of three inspirational schools: Upton Junior School, Chilton Primary School and Ramsgate Arts Primary School. Our One Childhood One Chance philosophy resonates throughout everything we do at the Viking Academy Trust. The Viking Academy Trust has a dedicated staff team determined in their efforts to ensure all pupils receive a first class educational experience. We combine a broad, challenging, high-quality education with excellent pastoral care and extra-curricular opportunity. Our aim is to educate our pupils in the broadest sense, offering a firm foundation for life, a challenging but safe environment and a strong community spirit. Our pupils; staff, parents and governors are proud of their schools - come and see why! Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service. KTJ1
Anonymous Walsall, UK
Sep 23, 2018
Full time
Are you an experienced Registered Nurse looking to develop your career further? Are you a good team player and are you motivated by person-centered care? Then we would like to hear from you! Advinia Healthcare, a top 15 UK Care Home provider is recruiting for Registered Nurses to work the night shift in our Residential and Nursing Home- Parkland's Court. Parkland's Court is a 162 bedded home in Walsall which provides palliative care, convalescence, Dementia nursing and Parkinson's care. The night shift is approx: 20:00-08:00am (there may be some variation depending on home) Your duties as a Nurse will include: - Leading, supervising and training the care team - General Nursing duties - Being responsible for ordeirng, storing and administering medication - Keeping precise, up to date records - Maintaining the Clients dignity and respect at all times For you commitment and hard work we will reward you with: - Free NMC pin renewal - Free uniform - Competitive pay rates - Paid breaks - Meals provided on long days - Pension scheme - Refer a friend - An extra day of annual leave on your birthday (after 1 x year of service) - Free DBS check - Free revalidation - Skilled training with a qualified Nurse and fantastic opportunities for career development. - Robust Continuing Professional Development - £2000 bonus once the 6 month probationary period has been passed. Please get in touch with our Recruitment team today and become part of the Advinia family! We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age
Peopleworks Stoney Stanton, Leicester LE9, UK
Sep 23, 2018
General Manager - European Parcel Delivery Services - International Logistics Permanent Hinckley, Midlands £60,000 to £70,000 + Bonus + Car or Car Allowance + Exceptional Benefits One of Europe's leading parcels companies and a 'household name' in the UK express parcels sector, is seeking an exceptional General Manager. In the UK the Company employs 11,000 people working right across the UK, operating 3,675 vehicles from 65 locations, servicing 6,500 customers. The General Manager will take on an exciting role, the sheer scale of opportunity will demand your knowledge of international logistics and general management experience so you can dictate the company's current and future European activities, creating operational solutions and delivering projects that grow the business. The role will also require you to be a key player in delivering operational plans for Brexit, ensuring it is business as usual whatever the outcome. Main Tasks & Responsibilities The General Manager, Parcel Delivery & Logistics will: It's a classic general management brief in that you'll be delivering: > Shaping the work environment, > Setting strategy, > Allocating resources, > Developing managers, > Building the organisation, and overseeing operations. Essential Skills & Experience The General Manager, Parcel Delivery & Logistics will have: Experience of HMRC and Customs rules for international Export and Import Ability to formulate strategies and concepts to future proof our International operations Ability to lead, inspire and motivate people Be decisive and demonstrate ability to initiate action Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking Have a passion for delivering results and meeting customer expectations Ability to adapt and respond to change quickly
Blue Pelican Berkshire, UK
Sep 23, 2018
Are you an experienced Digital Marketing Manager or Online Marketing Manager looking for an exciting next step? Do you have experience working in a results-based environment? Do you have experience working in a fast-moving consumer-focused business? Have you managed a Performance Marketing strategy? Have you built a Digital Marketing team? Then this could be an exceptional opportunity for you! The rapidly growing Digital Insurance company is looking for a Senior Digital Marketer with broad digital/performance marketing experience to join their growing Marketing team. This role will lead the digital marketing team and build the digital marketing strategy from scratch. They are looking for a tenacious Digital Marketing Manager who is looking for a challenging role to join the team and lead the Digital Marketing activities. This role will focus on the strategic delivery of the performance marketing with a strong focus on PPC, Paid Social, Affiliates and Display, this role will also take on responsibility for email marketing. You will be responsible for the entire lead generation strategy focusing on quick wins and then building a long-term strategy to drive measurable growth. This role will manage a team of 4 covering: PPC, Paid Social, Display & SEO. As the companies digital lead you will work closely with the CMO to shape and deliver the digital strategy to increase leads and drive traffic. this role requires an analytical thinker keen on monitoring ROI, who can bring ideas and have the drive to see both large and small projects through to fruition. The company is a rapidly expanding Digital Insurance company keen to invest into digital. As part of the leadership team, you will champion the value of Digital work with stakeholders enable growth. The role will be based in their Slough offices and be responsible for: Leading the multi-channel digital strategy, developing the marketing tools and agency relationships as required Plan, execute and optimise campaigns to measure and drive growth for your channels Measure and report performance of all digital campaigns assess against goals (ROI and other KPI's) Work with your team members to create integrated campaigns Use analytics to evaluate customer experience across the channels and customer touch points The ideal candidate will have a hands-on approach to Digital Marketing, be a team player and really want to forge a career in a career in Digital/Online Marketing. The Digital Marketing Manager role requires the following experience: Proven experience working in digital consumer marketing covering a number of the following - PPC, SEO, Social, Affiliates and Display A highly creative approach to identifying and engaging the target audience devising digital campaigns which inform and drive conversion Experience in testing - a test and learn approach to your work Demonstrable experience leading and managing campaigns Title: Performance Marketing Manager - Digital Location: Slough, Berkshire Salary: £60k - £70k Benefits: Bonus & Benefits ** Must have the necessary visas to live and work in the EU** TO APPLY Max Tullis-Turner Senior Consultant Blue Pelican Marketing - About Us Honest, ethical, professional, knowledgeable, Recruitment Experts. Blue Pelican Marketing is one of the UK's leading marketing recruitment agencies providing a truly consultative service. We adhere to the Blue Pelican Standards (about-us/blue-pelican-standards), assuring you of an enhanced level of service whether you deal with us as client or candidate. You can view all our vacancies on our web site , or call and ask for the marketing division

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