Your CV and cover letter introduce you to us. It is crucial that they accurately and succinctly convey who you are and what you will bring to Credo.
Many applicants either write too much or too little - a CV for consultancy should ideally be one to two sides of A4.
What you must include:
Personal details: Please include all basic information, such as a daytime contact number, e-mail and your address.
Qualifications: Your degree result/or equivalent (expected or achieved) is crucial, as are your A-Level grades or equivalent and any other professional qualifications.
Work experience & employment: It is not enough to list each previous job. You should briefly explain your roles and responsibilities and draw out the experiences you think are relevant to us.
Extra-curricular activities: Someone who has taken on responsibilities away from their studies or formal job role shows drive, determination and interest. When have you led a team, run a project or made a difference?
Other skills: Make your skills stand out - languages, IT ability, etc.
Be interesting: Credo is genuinely interested in your hobbies, interests and travel. We want to work with interesting people.
What you could leave out:
- An introduction to yourself in the 'third person' - your cover letter should convey who you are and your potential. You don't need to go into detail about every module of study. Your degree class and relevant project work are sufficient.
- References (although they must be available on request)
Your covering letter is the first impression you will make and formatting the letter properly is essential. Use the opportunity to make yourself stand out. You should address the following questions and highlight areas of your experience that support your answers:
- Why you want to work in strategy consulting
- Why you are applying to Credo in particular
- Why you would be an asset to the Credo team
Please address your cover letter to Oliver Twinam, who is currently leading the Recruitment team.