Ask the recruitment doctor: I’ve been a surveyor for 15 years, but can’t get a new job

Property recruitment specialist Avril Clare has fundamental advice for one reader struggling to find a new job on how to maximise the potential of his CV, in part by downloading her free CV template

A reputable recruitment agency that specialises in recruitment in the commercial property sector will have established relationships with the firms for whom they recruit. Picture: Getty Images


I am currently working in the commercial property sector and hold over 15 years’ experience as a chartered surveyor. I have become unsettled and am seeking a new challenge. I have submitted my CV for several positions but have been unsuccessful to date. Sometimes I haven’t even received an acknowledgement of my application.

I have attached my CV and would appreciate any guidance you might have.


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