Recruitment and Selection

Job Advert

Job adverts are usually found in newspapers or online to promote available job openings


CV stands for curriculum vitae, which means a brief account of your career. CVs are used to explain to recruiters what you can do and what you have done, so a good CV looks forwards as well as accounts for what you did in the past.

Application Form

An application form is a good way of gathering information of the candidate applying for the job.

Job Description

A job description is a formal account of an employee's responsibilities, if they have the right skills, they have a better chance of getting the job.

Person Specification

The person specification is a description of the qualifications, skills, experience, knowledge and other attributes (selection criteria) which a candidate must possess to perform the job duties. The specification should be derived from the job description and forms the foundation for the recruitment process.


A shortlist is a reduced list of candidates, the people who make the shortlist have the qualifications for the job, the shortlist are full of the most qualified candidates.


The employer (and hopefully your future boss) asks you questions about your career, personality and life and you answer honestly while trying to impress them. Job interviews can be really stressful.

However, if you prepare properly for your job interview – and it really is easy to do – then you can get rid of the nerves and show your interviewer why they MUST hire you.


When you are applying for jobs you'll need to have a list of refernces ready. Those references should be able to vouch for your skills, abilities and qualifications as they relate to the jobs you apply for.