How to Write a CV for Careers in Commercial Property
Published: 20 Apr 2016
There are a few thumb rules when you are applying for property jobs and careers. Don’t use the same resume for every job application. A CV must be accompanied by a cover letter which will address the exact needs of specific commercial property jobs. The resume is your gateway to secure an interview and you only have one opportunity to make an impression. The following guide will help you to write a CV for commercial property jobs.
- Understand the needs of the employer. If you see a job listed on classifieds or a vacancy on a job portal, you should read the description or details mentioned by the recruiter. You should find out more about the job and the company. Be sure that you apply for property jobs that are suitable for you and which you are suitable for. A job application should be relevant.
- The cover letter should be concise and it must highlight that you meet the exact requirements. From attitude to aptitude, the job profile to experience or the expertise you have, you should mention in just a few lines why a recruiter should consider you for an interview. The cover letter is not the CV. It is not an extension or summary of the resume either. It is like a gift-wrap that makes the gift more enticing.
- The resume should be of two pages. Any longer and the recruiter wouldn’t read it. The resume should be for the exact job. That means you should not have any details that don’t matter. No recruiter wants to know what you have done in another industry or in jobs that have no correlation with the one you are applying for. You can mention those details in one or two lines but write about everything that matters. Relevance is the key.
- Cut off all the fluff that doesn’t serve any purpose. What you did in school or what you achieved in a certain line of work doesn’t have any impact if that would not be useful at the present job. Don’t delve into too many personal details. Don’t go on and on talking about a certain achievement or a job profile. A CV must be as neat and concise as possible. Anything that requires an illustration should be avoided. Present information in a way that is easily understood. The details can always be delved into during the interview.
- When you have to write about your professional and academic accomplishments, come up with bullet points and all of those should directly address the need of the specific job.