Responding to a reader letter in the Financial Times which questioned whether old O-level results were relevant on a CV, Geoff Fawcett, operations director for Hays financial markets, said that the inclusion of an O-level qualification needs to be pertinent to the job being applied for.
"Leave your O-levels out unless it's the last qualification you gained. I don't think there's any need to replace it with anything unless you've done more relevant courses, qualifications or training," he advised.
Mr Fawcett added that those hoping for financial services recruitment should follow the general rule of keeping a CV brief and to the point in order to highlight key attributes.
Further CV hints were recently issued by Carl Andrew, writing for the Guardian, who said it is important for students to consider the industry they are applying for and how the experience they have will be relevant to their application.
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Posted by John Oak
Source: Salespeak News