How To Write a CV For Fixed Term, Contract and Temporary Jobs

Securing a new Fixed Term, Contract or Temporary Job can be a great way for you to start a new career, allow you to gain more experience within an industry whilst searching for a new full-time position job, or provide flexible work around other commitments. Many businesses will hire new staff on flexible contracts as it allows them to increase their workforce at times when they are busy.

Therefore, it’s important when applying for a temporary job that you make sure your CV highlights your experience and promotes the skills that employers are looking for. In this blog, we look at how to tailor your CV to get your next temporary role.

Tailor Your CV to the Role

Firstly, make sure that you are writing your CV for the job that you are applying for. Making sure that you are talking about how your skills and previous experience are relevant to the specific role that you are applying for is a mistake many people make. This shows hiring managers and recruitment agencies that you are suited to fulfilling the role on offer.

Showcase Your Skills

When it comes to contract work, employers are looking for staff who are able to adapt and quickly learn the skills required to carry out their role. Therefore, it is important that you highlight these skills to potential employers. If you are a fast learner, adaptable, able to work well under pressure and are able to work well with others, then make sure these are prominent early on in your CV, so that hiring managers are able to spot them.

Highlight Your Experience

Similar to showcasing your skills, highlighting any relevant experience that you have to the role will also improve your chances of securing the job. Employers will want to see that you have previous experience that is similar. This means that they can be confident that you can come into the role and get to work without having to undergo lots of on the job training. When looking

Make it Concise

Due to the nature of fixed-term contracts and temporary jobs being high volume, there is likely going to be a lot of people applying for the role. Therefore, it’s important that your CV is clear, concise and clearly shows that you are the one for the job. For example, if you have had a lot of short term contracts in the past, this may mean that your CV is too long. You should always try to keep your CV at most no longer than 2 pages. Do this by only including previous employment history that is relevant to the role that you are applying for.

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Posted: Tue 30 Apr 2019
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