Recruitment: Career Opportunities

Are you looking for a job in the UK?

By publishing your CV on our CV library, you will make your profile available to all our member companies looking for new talent. If members are interested in your profile, they will contact you directly.

Please note your profile will remain available in our CV Library for two months; it will then be automatically deleted. If you wish to delete your profile before this deadline, please proceed directly from your Private Account, which you will need to create.

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Application tips for the UK employment market

DOs and DON'Ts


  • Announce your professional objectives as a way to introduce yourself to a potential employer
  • Use a clear layout in your CV and other communication (eg.cover letter)
  • Work on the ‘sweet spot’- employers tend to pay the most attention to the upper half of the first page, so display all key information in that section
  • Include the name of the company, the dates of start and end as well as the location
  • Make use of bullet points to describe your mission for each role
  • Be concise and relevant in the choice of missions and achievements
  • Add extra-curricular activities only if it makes sense for your profile (volunteering, associations, sport at high level…)
  • Include awards and honours
  • Include dissertation titles and specialisations specific to the UK


  • Don’t use abbreviations or leave acronyms unexplained
  • Don’t allow spelling mistakes: ensure you make use of spelling tools and get someone else you trust to proof the content
  • Don’t leave any gaps in your employment history unexplained
  • Don’t include a photo
  • Don’t provide inaccurate or misleading information

Presentation, recruitment process & CV

  • The amount of personal information on CVs is reduced compared to France, mostly in reaction to discrimination laws. It is now illegal, for example, to ask a candidate’s age
  • Heavy emphasis is put on recent responsibilities, experiences and soft skills (team player, keen sportsman, charity work, etc.) in addition to academic achievements.
  • A recruiter in the UK expects the candidate to come with a vision for their next career move, almost like a personal business plan
  • French graduates seeking a first job in the UK should be aware that British interviewers are unlikely to ask them about the content of their university courses or extra-curricular activities
  • Demonstrating initiative, self-confidence and leadership are important topics discussed during interviews
  • It is common for future colleagues or team members to interview a candidate as part of the process
  • Identify the direction you want your career to take and articulate this very clearly in all communications. A potential employer will be drawn towards profiles that show ambition, focus and logic based on the candidate’s trajectory and experience to date
  • References are an important element of the recruitment process. Good employers and recruiters will use informal references from their network in addition to references provided by the candidate

UK market situation & expectations

  • Since Brexit, you need to check if you need a visa to work in the UK
  • The UK market relies heavily on outside recruitment agencies
  • It is essential that you are conscious of your English level. The expected standard is high, so ensure that you invest in perfecting both your spoken and written English.
  • Employers look for the right cultural fit. Personality and experience are also key
  • The ‘old boy’ network (school, college or family connections) is still very prevalent
  • Activate your own network and make use of tools such as LinkedIn wisely
  • Take the time to study the marketplace and look at current job offers for the type of roles that interest you, so that you can adapt your presentation and CV accordingly
  • Equally, ensure that you benchmark the average salary for the type of jobs you are applying to
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