How to write the best Electrician’s CV

by Steve on September 5, 2010

Writing the best Electrician’s Curriculum Vitae
Whether you’re applying for electrician’s jobs or hoping to begin your electrical career, this article may help you write the best CV and improve your chances of getting through to the interview stage.
You will definitely benefit from understanding how to write a good CV or Resume and covering letter ready to send to prospective employers and agencies.  You can search the internet for CV templates and sample covering letters but there are certain elements that you should include when writing your electrician’s CV.  Even if you already have a CV it’s well worth reviewing it and updating your information.

Key Points
Always tell the truth. Don’t exaggerate your qualifications or experiences.
Have proof of your qualifications.
Keep it simple and uncomplicated and don’t make it too long.
Keep your CV down to 2 sides of A4.

Personal information
These are obvious but include name, telephone, mobile and email contact details here.

State your objectives and ambitions. Your aims and hopes for working with this company.  It could be as simple as working as part of a team alongside other professional electricians.
You could also state this in your covering letter (see below). 

Employment History
Beginning with the most recent, list any full-time and/or part-time jobs you have had.  Include the dates you were there, the name and address of the employer, your job title and a brief description of your duties.

Try to make the employment history relevant to electrical.  Electricians cover a large range of work and you need to let an employer know your full capabilities.
Include electrical industry specific terms such as Approved, JIB, Installation or Maintenance and job titles you may have held.
Also name any well known or impressive contracts you may have worked on and any types of specialist equipment you may have used.

Educational Qualifications
List any education or training qualifications you may have had including where and when you obtained them.
Highlight professional achievements and qualifications like City and Guilds, 16th and 17th Editions, software and hardware you have experience of.

If you don’t have any recent electrical qualifications you could mention that you have a working knowledge of… and also that you are willing to undergo further training if necessary.

Key skills relevant to the job you are applying for should be listed here.  Electricians with a range of skills are a real asset to an employer and show that you have experience.  Also include any relevant past experience you have including IT, Computer, Team Working or Leading, and Problem Solving Skills.

Don’t simply list your hobbies and interests, but briefly cover areas where you have shown initiative and especially those that show you in a position of responsibility.
You may take your computer or IT skills for granted but they are worth mentioning as they are now beneficial to most jobs.  Your experiences with specific programmes such as Word or Excel are worth mentioning in the skills section if applicable to the job.  Also include any voluntary work you may have done if you think it may be relevant.

References can be from previous employers or professional people such as teachers or college tutors.  If you don’t have any references to include with your CV then you could state- ‘references available on request’, but be prepared to supply details to an employer if they ask.

If you have had many years of electrical experience you may eventually find that you have a great deal of information in your CV.  This is good, but remember to keep things simple and make it easy for the employer to read.

Covering Letter
A good covering letter is essential to introduce yourself to the employer.  Give a brief description of why you want to join their company, your experience and your contact details.
Hopefully, after reading your covering letter the employer will be looking forward to seeing your CV!

Job interviews can be quite daunting but a little preparation can go a long way.  When you are properly prepared you will feel more relaxed and then you can give your interviewer want they want.
Learning interview techniques will give you a good advantage and may prevent you from saying the wrong thing, and more importantly when to say the right thing.

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