Getting your CV just right can be the difference between making it through to the interview stage of a recruitment process and not hearing anything further. But do you find that all too often you see what looks like the ideal job with only a short space time to get your application together? Our first instinctive thought when we decide we need a new job is to start looking at what’s out there, and we don’t really think about reviewing or updating our CV until we see something we want to apply for. Ideally, unless you really are confident you have a job for life with your current employer, you should periodically review and update your CV. Good times to do this could be when you have achieved new goals, had a promotion at work or gained new qualifications. Not only will this mean that you have a good CV ready when you have a last-minute chance to apply for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but for the longer term picture it is an easy way to keep an up-to-date record of your career and professional and personal development. Periodically updating your CV means that you won’t forget any important information when you come to need it years down the line. If you need a prompt to get working on your CV, then a date for your diary is the 23rd of May, 2014. This is when the Jobs Fair will be coming to Coventry, showcasing the opportunities that local businesses and organisations have available. The recruitment fair will be held at the Belgrade Theatre and will be publicising vacancies from across a broad range of sectors and industries for a variety of job types. Even if you are not actively job hunting, it can be a good idea to keep an eye on what opportunities are out there. If you are looking for promotions and pay rises where you currently work, it can be a good way of assessing what the market rates are for the type of work you do. If you don’t get the promotion or pay rise, you will at least know what is available should you decide you need to apply for something new instead. It is a good idea to have your CV ready to pass to recruiting employers if you are interested in the vacancies they have available. However, if you still feel you need to work on getting your CV just right, then it is still worth coming along to the event to take advantage of the CV advice sessions. If you know what type of work you want to do, but not necessarily which companies you want to work for, it might be a good idea to speak to recruitment agencies which specialise in particular areas of work. So if you are interested in working in sales or business development, then speak to sales recruitment agencies in Coventry. Recruitment agents will often also have a presence at jobs fairs alongside hiring companies, so check out the exhibitors list for the Jobs Fair to see which sales recruitment agencies in Coventry will be attending.