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Keeping your CV up-to-date as an interim

Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned interim manager, it can be tricky to navigate the world of interim work (and even harder to condense your experience into 2 pages of A4). In this blog, our expert consultants offer some advice on how to spruce up your CV as an interim and top tips on how to keep it up-to-date.


List experience in reverse chronological order 


Stay on top of your CV and always note your most recent roles at the top of your employment history section, especially because these are likely to be your most senior positions. Avoid going into too much detail and bullet point your main achievements in each role and the lasting results you managed to deliver. Keep it short and sweet when it comes to your older experience as the employer will be far more interested in your most recent work and you don’t have enough space to waffle.


What if I’m new to the world of interim work? 


Applying for your first interim role? Don’t panic! Focus on any independent or freelance work you may have undertaken as this will show the reader that you are self-driven and adaptable – both desirable traits in an interim.


Contact details


Ensure your mobile number, email address, home address are all up-to-date. It may seem obvious but so many people forget to even include this information! We also recommend including your LinkedIn URL so that employers can get a better picture of who you are and the experience you’ve obtained over the years.


Revisit formatting 


You want to make it as easy as possible for the employer to read and digest your CV so it’s important to avoid any wacky fonts, boxes or rogue colour schemes. For best practice, we would suggest using Times New Roman, Arial or Calibri in size 12 font. If you’re not sure how to structure your CV, try using a free template to get you started.


Final thoughts 


Making sure your CV is always up-to-date is paramount to securing your next interim role as the market is known to move at lightning speed. Getting your application in the proverbial door first increases your likelihood of being considered.


Reminder: do tweak your CV slightly so that your skills/experience are related to the role you’re applying for at the time.

If you have any further questions or need some CV advice, please get in contact with our expert recruiters who would be happy to help you out! Drop us an email via [email protected] or give us a call on 0203 929 4000.

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