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What to Put on Your CV

By: Emma Eilbeck BA (hons) - Updated: 8 Oct 2012 | comments*Discuss
What To Put On Your Cv

What Your CV Should Say

You CV should say something about yourself, writing a CV is a chance for an employer to get a glimpse into what you are like, what you are capable of, and whether you will be able to do the job you are applying for. Your CV should express something about your personality while at the same time, leave the employer itching to meet you. There is a fine line between being confident and arrogant when writing a CV you need to be a tiny bit arrogant when it comes to applying for a job in the property market, as competition will be so fierce, but you want to make sure that you don’t put the employer off by sounding too full of yourself.

What To Include In Your Property CV

When it comes to landing a job in the property market, it is important that your personality comes across in you even more than it would normally have to when applying for other jobs.This does not mean that you should write an essay about what you enjoy doing in your spare time, but simply that you should try and relate your personality to why you would be good at the job you are applying for.

CV writing can be hard, you need to make sure that you get the balance right between the factual and the explanatory information that you include on your CV, your actual CV should include the training that you have received and any courses that you may currently be doing. You should also include any predicted grades that you are expected to get, you may not have the qualifications that they are after, but you might have them in a few months time.

If you have not yet had a job in the property market, then it is important to make as much as you can of your work placements and any experience that you have had. You should treat these in the same way as you would any past jobs, so include what your responsibilities were at the firm, how long you were there for, and give some examples of the type of work that you embarked on.

What To Include In Your Covering Letter

Your covering letter is your chance to really sell yourself and relate what you have done in the past to the job in hand, it is the part of the application where you come to life.A good covering letter should not really be longer than three quarters of a page in length. You should be able to get across everything you need to say in that much space.

The employer is looking to see what qualities you have that relate to the job, and why you want to work at the firm. You should also try to drop in why it was you became interested in a career in the property market and where you see your career in a few years’ time. Don’t be afraid to drop into your covering letter about properties that you have been interested in, and show that you have researched both the sector and the company that you are applying to work at.

When it comes to working in property it is important that you sell yourself on your CV in the same way you will need to when it comes to selling properties. Property employers are looking for something very specific, they want you to be determined, hard working and passionate about property, they also want to see some of your personality though. CV writing can be hard, but as long as you are able to relate all your qualities back to the job that you are applying for, you should not go wrong.

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