Agricultural and Farming Careers Information

Careers Information

Put your best foot forward 

We want to make sure you secure your ideal job in the Agricultural & Farming sector. 

We work alongside many of the specialist Agricultural and Farming Colleges and Universities and we are always on the lookout for up and coming industry talent. Contact our team to help advise you of suitable roles in the industry that match your passion, qualifications and experience.

We will offer as much information and support as possible to help you. That’s why we’ve put our heads together to provide all of the advice you need to maximise your chances of securing that dream job. From how to update your CV, through to making the best impression in your interview, we will support you.

Contact our team to discuss how we can help, from top interview tips to utilising our CV Writing Service.  

Building a winning CV

Your CV is your first opportunity to shine. Here are our top tips to make sure that happens. 

Step 1: Tailor it 

It can be tempting to use the same CV to apply for several roles. However, an employer is looking to see if you’ve addressed all of the points in the job description. We recommend going through the requirements for the role line-by-line and making sure you address each one, using your skills and experience to demonstrate why you’re a great match. This will ensure your CV showcases your experience and matches exactly what the job description requires.

Step 2: Get the layout right 

40% of recruiters spend less than 60 seconds reviewing your CV before making a decision. As such, it must be clear, informative and easy to read. Make sure the relevant experience is near the top, so the reader doesn’t have to hunt for it. Be as concise as possible so you can keep it ideally, under two pages. A strong personal profile can be the decider for some employers so invest some time in making it count. 

Step 3: Check, check and check again

It’s easy to make mistakes on your CV and, unfortunately, difficult to repair the damage. Always check your spelling and grammar and ensure you’ve provided the right phone number and email address. We recommend asking someone to check through your CV before you send it to a prospective employer. 

Step 4: Keep it up-to-date

Don’t leave out information that could put you ahead of the competition. If you’ve attended a training course recently or taken up a new hobby, make sure you include this up to date information.

Need more help? 

We offer professional CV writing services if you require assistance putting together a winning CV.

Please contact us for further information on offering you CV writing support.

We have helped write so many candidate CV’s over the years who have gone on to use it to secure the job of their dreams!

Check out our CV Writing Success Stories Page.

Nail that interview! 

Whether you’re attending an interview in-person or virtually, it’s crucial you make the right impression. 

Be punctual. If you’re attending a face to face interview, ensure you arrive 10 -15 minutes before the scheduled time. Plan your route and take any traffic or weather conditions into account. If it’s a virtual interview, make sure you have tested your technology beforehand to ensure a good connection, have an appropriate background and finally make sure you are connected a couple of minutes beforehand and ready to impress.

Say cheese! It sounds like a cliche but don’t forget to smile. Employers want happy, enthusiastic and positive people on their team. 

Dress to impress. You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Always dress smartly and make sure you’re well-groomed. 

Eye contact. When it comes to building rapport with the interviewer, eye contact is crucial. It’s a simple sign of respect that you’re paying attention and are interested in the conversation. This goes for virtual chats too! 

Don’t be negative. Avoid talking about previous employers in a negative light, even if you had a terrible time there. You’ll probably be asked why you left your last role so practice your positive spin. 

Above all, preparation and passion are key to all successful interviews. Good luck! 
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If you have a question or would like some advice, please contact our recruitment experts today on 01527 878 550.