CVs and Applications. Rose Watson Senior Careers Adviser University of Worcester. Understanding recruitment cultures. CVs: Basic principles . Consider what the employer is looking for Read person spec/employers web site carefully Match what you have to offer.
Senior Careers Adviser
University of Worcester
ask what you can do for your country ……
Situation: ‘When I was working at Asda, I was responsible for the weekend staff rota’
Task: ‘one weekend, 3 members of staff called in sick, and I realised that we did not have enough staff to cover till points at the busy times’
Action: ‘I asked a couple of people if they wanted to work extra hours, and phoned some other part timers. At the same time, I closed two till points as it was relatively quiet’
Result: ‘Although we had a couple of tense moments when queues started to build up, we were able to maintain our acceptable queue levels’
Reflection ‘in retrospect I would have had more staff on standby , and would have anticipated staff shortages, as its was a member of staff’s 21st birthday the night before’.