CV writing

When applying for a career in estate agency with Reeds Rains we would like to see your CV. Your CV is intended to showcase your skills and expertise to us as a potential future employer and put you top of the list for us to call you. 

When applying for a job with us you could be up against 100s of other applicants. We want to see what makes YOU the stand out candidate

  • Show us your skills
  • Tell us what you can bring to Reeds Rains
  • If possible, provide evidence of previous success, include sales results and figures

Presentation is key

A successful CV is always carefully and clearly presented. We spend a small amount of time looking at your CV for the key Information – ensure it is in our eye line, easy to read and find. A typical CV will include the following:

  • Profile – no more than a few sentences. Tailor this to the role you are applying for. 
  • Career History - present your CV in reverse chronological order with your current role first, we can then immediately see your progression up the career ladder.
  • Key Skills – again try and ensure these are a close match to the role you are applying for.
  • Education & Training – If you have work experience in the field you are applying for, your school education can be listed and brief. It is important that any industry related qualifications are given more detail. If you have little work experience it is important for you to give details of grades gained to support your application.
  • Personal interests – Be selective in this area and consider the role(s) you are applying for. For example an interest in team sports such as football or netball evidences your capability to work in a team. Resist putting any interests that can lead to an instant judgement – for example enjoying time in the pub!

Tips to also consider:

  • Include correct job titles and company names with full dates of employment and ensure the format is used throughout your Career History.
  • Fill in any gaps in employment with detail – but not too much detail!
  • Your CV should ideally be no more than 2 pages of A4.
  • Check – and double check – your final CV for spelling and grammar mistakes. You can use a computer spelling and grammar check, but it is also a good idea to get it checked by somebody else.