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If you’re looking for a new BIA Assessor job role you may need to refresh your CV to ensure that you’re highlighting the key attributes that hiring managers are looking for.

Here, we provide some guidance as to how you can tweak your CV to improve your chances of being called for an interview.

1. Highlight your most recent training

If you’re working within a BIA role, you’ll be aware that not only will you need to have a dedicated BIA Assessor qualification, but this must be refreshed annually to update your skills and knowledge with the latest legislation.

Use your CV to highlight your most recent training dates and explain what new skills you have learnt and how you have put this training into practice. This is a good technique whatever job in the social work sphere you’re looking for, from service manager jobs to child protection jobs.

2. Tailor your CV to the job specification

If specific key skills and requirements are mentioned within the job description (such as an in-depth knowledge of the MCA/DoLS), then make sure that your CV highlights those elements.

For BIA assessors, you may wish to demonstrate your reporting and assessment skills as well as softer skills such as time management or organisational ability.

Whilst you may have a ‘master’ document to work from, we recommend taking the time to edit and review your final CV before submission to ensure that it fully meets the specified job role.

3. Proof of education or employment experience

Your CV should tell a story about your experience and your career path. Use bullet points and subheadings to list your employment history, taking the time to include details about your employer’s name, your previous job role and the dates of employment.

Under each heading, highlight the key details of each role whilst taking the time to think about how this lead back to the specified job advert.

4. Keeping it short and sweet

The biggest challenge for most people is the balance between keeping your CV short enough whilst still providing enough detail relating to your relevant experience.

As a rough guide, two or three sides of A4 should suffice – as you can imagine, hiring managers read hundreds of CV’s every day and will not have time to read long blocks of text. Therefore, we recommend using bullet points or short sentences under key headings to make your points clear.

You may also wish to ask a friend or family member to proof read through your final CV before submission to check for any unexpected typo’s or to spot any duplicated points.

5. Checking your personal data

Whilst you must refrain from including personal information such as date of birth or nationality onto your CV, it is helpful for hiring managers to know that you are fully registered with the HCPC (or relevant professional body) and whether you have a valid driving licence (or independent means of travel).

If you would like further advice on how to tailor your CV to help you win your ideal BIA Assessor job role, then why not give one of our trained consultants a call? They will be happy to answer any questions and explain how you can make the most of your CV.
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