Submit Your CV

If you are interested in becoming a candidate, please send your CV to info@campionwillcocks.co.uk and include expected day rate and preferred location in your covering email. Please use the following format:

  • Name
  • Summary
  • Career History
  • Education/Qualifications

Thank you!

The CV – Get the Best from Your Top Sales Tool

You are almost always competing for a role, even in a buoyant market. But in a financial downturn, clients have more choice. The style and content of your CV can determine the length of downtime between assignments. Think of yourself as a business, and your CV as your sales brochure. The primary communication with prospective buyers is about the 'product' you are selling: your knowledge, experience and ability to deliver.

Here are some pointers to improve your CV:

What does the client want to know?

Clients want to see that you personally can do – and have already succeeded in doing – what they need to deliver for their company. Whether you are a Business Analyst, Programme Director, or Consultant, they will want to know that you take responsibility for delivery. And they’ll be looking for the relevant evidence. They will also want to know whether you have had contracts extended or repeat assignments as these are good indications of previous success.

For each role, give the following information:

Company: Barclays (not 'high street bank')
Division: Retail Banking, Operations, Finance etc.
Department: Branch Network, Payments, Shared Service Centre
Duration: (dates), initial three-month assignment, extended twice
To whom you reported: Payments Director, Head of SSC, Programme Manager, Project Manager
What you did to make it happen (bullet points are ideal): the scope, budget, team size and deliverables

Use bullet points rather than paragraphs

Paragraphs are great in your profile section, but should not be used throughout your CV. Bullets will highlight the main points and create a succinct CV, which is more useful.

CV length

Your CV should not exceed four pages. Avoid scaling it down and replacing descriptions of specific roles with a general overview. It’s important to include information for every role: job title, dates, project, budget, scale and delivery information.

Explain any breaks in work history. CVs are often scrutinized for integrity, so dates must match up and periods of 'downtime' recorded. Clients will ask for this information at the screening stage.

Finally…

Be careful about acronyms, jargon, spelling and grammar. Remember the product brochure analogy – errors in the literature imply failings in the product, the last thing you want.

A well-presented CV is your number one sales tool. Take the time to get it right.

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