Perfecting your CV and Interview Skills

Your CV is the first impression an employer has of you, so you need to make sure it stands out from the crowd.

How to create the perfect CV


Starting Point can help you produce a CV which stands out, no matter what industry you’re wanting to work in.

Showing off your skills and experience in one short document can be difficult, but our expert team have the knowledge to make sure your CV is attractive to potential employers.

We'll help you get the best from your CV by advising on:

  • The purpose of a CV
  • What should be included (or excluded)
  • How to identify suitable references
  • How to format your CV

If your digital skills aren’t quite up to scratch, we can help you upload your CV to your Universal JobMatch account and help you to complete digital application forms. If you have particular skills you’d like to develop, we can also train you with our free short courses, which are a great addition to any CV.

Impress at your next interview


Once your CV is perfected, the interviews can begin! Our expert team can help improve your chances of securing a role with mock interviews to build your confidence and making sure you're prepared by knowing what's expected of you.

We can advise you on any interview questions you might have, including:

  • Useful information to have prior to an interview
  • What interviewers are expecting in regards to punctuality, dress, behaviour and language
  • The importance of researching the company
  • Questions to ask the interviewer

The Starting Point team will ensure you attend interviews with the skills and knowledge to have the best chance of success.

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If you’d like help with your CV writing or interview technique, get in touch with our Starting Point team today on 01744 698800 or via the form below and book your free appointment.
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