Mark Staniland, managing director of career transition services at Hays, said that a stand-out CV is also vital for those likely to feel the impact of government spending cuts in the near future.
This willingness and preparation will stand them in good stead and look positive in the eyes of potential recruiters.
"It's often the CV or application form that will secure an interview – candidates need to ensure they demonstrate that they have the skills and experience relevant to the job role they are applying for," he added.
The expert also pointed out that these applicants will also be in competition with "transitioning" private sector workers for roles such as sales jobs and so it is essential to do all they can to stand out.
Meanwhile, a recent survey of almost 700 employers by CareerBuilder found that some applicants are ruining their prospects of gaining employment by making blunders on their resume - ranging from simple typos to irrelevant information.
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Posted by John Oak
Source: Salespeak News