If CV writing feels stressful we're here to help. It's probably easier than you think and one of the issues we find is that people often overcomplicate things. Think of it as neatly organised planting, less is more.
In the current market the most important thing to get across is your skills, qualifications, and experience in arboriculture. Putting all this in a few words as possible really helps your potential employer to see where you'll best fit into their team.
To help you we've put together a simple blank CV below which you can copy and paste into your chosen document.
It's important that you consider the role you are applying for when writing the CV. Whether it's a climbing role, tree Inspecting or groundwork there will be something in an advert which had appealed to you and that can come across in your CV. For example, if you're keen to get into a Tree Officer role and are studying for your Level 3 or PTI let the employer know. You may well be the best candidate for the role even if you haven't started your studies, it might be that you're a Level 2 but have loads of tree ID experience. It all counts and could get you the position you want with the promise of further training as an added bonus. It could even be that the location is ideal for you and would fit really well into family life; employers want a happy team so even the 'soft stuff' matters.
If a section of your career is self-employed it's important that you put in your start and end dates (month and year) and mention the employer you worked for in each instance. Potential employers will be very keen to see how you've spent your time being self-employed and the more detail you give the more credibility you'll have in their eyes.
If you're in any doubt we're always happy to help so drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know what sort of roles you are interested in and we'll answer all the questions we can (with over 20 years of specialist arb recruitment experience on the team we'll usually be able to help).
If we don't have a vacancy that currently appeals, it's still worth dropping us your CV to the email above with a list of your dream jobs; we have new roles coming through the pipeline all the time so it's definitely worth a try!
Hope this helps and Good Luck!
Beccy & Kate at CTC Recruitment
Your Simple CV template for jobs in Arboriculture
First and Last Name
Skills: (eg: driving license, all chainsaw tickets held, aerial rescue, aerial chainsaw, team leading experience, machinery qualifications such as MEWP & chipper, surveying, handheld device experience, PA1, PA6, pricing experience)
Education: (list your basic education here. School/college, and the qualifications achieved)
List education history by repeating the above as necessary.
Experience: (in time order – newest first)
Start Date: End Date:
List employment history by repeating the above as necessary.
Hobbies & interests etc: (not obligatory… just if you want to add something more personal)
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