CV Tips

Walker Dendle Technical Recruitment will analyse your CV to ensure that it highlights your key attributes and presents the information that a prospective employer wants to see, effectively positioning you for the role that you want and we will compile our version that needs to show your skills whilst sticking to our company format.

We will review your CV before forwarding your details to our clients, not just the first time but for every position for which you apply.  This ensures that you are pitching yourself perfectly and increases the opportunity to get to that all-important stage – the interview!

Our highly professional consultants are extremely experienced in CV writing and are always on hand for advice and guidance.  Your consultant at Walker Dendle Technical Recruitment will have discussed a company’s requirement at length with the client and as such will be best placed to prepare you for applying for the role.

Statistics show that employers may only glance at a CV for two seconds, so we understand that it is imperative to make yours stand out with the facts and information directly relevant to the prospective hirer’s requirements.

Below are key points to remember when creating your CV.  In our experience, there are six main ingredients of a concise, two/three page CV: personal details, qualifications, schooling, software skills, chronological employment history and project information.

Personal Details

Supply personal and contact details to include full postal address, email address, home and mobile telephone numbers. Additionally also provide notice period and the reason for wanting to leave current employment (if any).


Supply details of your schooling to include names, years, subjects and grades at both A Level and GCSE (or GCE) level.

Chronological Employment History

List your career history to date, starting with your current/last position to include job title for each and every role and to include start and finish months and years.

Structural/Civil Engineering Software Skills

Supply an extensive list of all structural/civil software used during your career.  Also provide details of AutoCAD experience and competency and to include first and latest versions used.


Supply details of your professional qualifications to include the Institution(s) name, year of current level of membership and when (if) you expect to progress to next level (i.e. due to sit Part III exam of IStructE in April 2010).

Supply details of your University or Further Education to include names, years, subjects, grades and maybe modules undertaken including projects etc.

Project Information

For each job role list a series of projects worked on to include:

  • Project names and addresses
  • Project Architects
  • Project values
  • Project descriptionsRole(s) undertaken on each project
  • Job title for each project