09th Jan, 2022 Read time 5 minutes

How to Get Your CV Ready for a Career in Health and Safety

A good specialist in their field will always be in demand. Moreover, even for such highly qualified professionals, there are specific rules when hiring. We share information on how a professional should write their CV correctly; Do they need to write a cover letter and how to do it correctly? And also what blocks must be included in the resume.

Preparatory work

To begin with, you should carefully read the immediate job description. In many cases, the employer initially describes all the requirements a specialist must meet to enter a particular position. If you have all the necessary qualities, you can safely submit your resume: It is crucial to study the direct employer carefully at the first stage. Find out if the company has a specific specialization, how many employees are there, and who works as the head manager. If possible, talk to the company staff. All these actions will give you a general understanding of whether you want to work in this institution. And what requirements are put forward for those who already work.

 

What should be the resume?

The tone of the resume should be purely businesslike. Since you are applying for leadership positions, you should not boast too much about your achievements. Be humble and describe your education and work experience. Add a list of new skills you’ve acquired, especially while freelancing if you’ve already had one. For instance, if you have worked as a freelance medical writer, write about this opportunity and its benefits. Since¬† I It would be nice to list this and other information from personal experience.

Particular attention should be paid not only to the resume’s content but also to the very design of the document. It is essential to maintain a general business style, use a neutral font, and not use bright colors and shades.

An important part of the resume of any applicant is a photograph. The thing is that a health and safety manager spends most of their ¬†working time communicating with the employees. And since the work of a medical administrator is associated with significant risks, it is imperative that the health and safety manager inspires confidence and commands respect from the personnel themselves. It is recommended to attach a photo in a dressing gown at your desk to your resume. Don’t be too serious. You may have a slight smile on your face.

 

Covering letter

Not every employer requires job seekers to write a cover letter. In this regard, such a document should rather be considered additional than the main one. At the same time, if such a requirement is present, its writing should be approached as seriously as the preparation of the resume itself.

The first thing to do is to think about the sections that will go into your cover letter. So, you can write about your education, work experience, personal qualities or motivation – in this regard, and all means are suitable. Remember that your primary task is to draw the employer’s attention to your candidacy, as he deals with a large amount of documentation that comes from dozens or even hundreds of applicants.

When writing a cover letter, you should not go into details of your personal life or describe your biography in detail. It is important to note only those points that will be relevant at the new place of work.

You don’t need to be formal about writing a cover letter. That is why you can write about why you decided to become a health and safety manager and give a personal story and examples from life. Here you can also talk about your individual qualities and characteristics, thanks to which you will become a valuable employee for the company.

 

The main blocks in the resume

  • Personal qualities. It is helpful for a health and safety manager to have such qualities as sociability, tolerance, leadership, goal orentation. financial smarts ethics, technicall skills etc. However, in no case should you copy templates from the Internet, describe your personality and go to task with creativity.
  • Professional skills and abilities. This is the foundation for you as a specialist. Be sure to tell them that you know how to work with carrying out risk assessments and site inspections, determining ways of reducing risks, compiling statistics and writing reports, identifying potential hazards and so on.
  • Interests and hobbies. This is a way to show your individuality and prove yourself as a highly educated and intelligent person.

Final Words

To get a job in health and safety, you need to draw up your resume correctly. This document will help you stand out among the massive number of job seekers applying for the job and will also create the first impression of you in the employer’s eyes. Resume writing should be approached with great responsibility and attention, regardless of whether you want to work in a small provincial company or a highly specialized company in a major city.

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