How to write a Mortgage CV; Hints Tips and Common Mistakes

Firstly, your name and personal details should be some of the smallest writing on the CV. The recruiter isn’t interested in your contact details they’re interested in your skills and experience. Yes, you need to put your details on, but it shouldn’t look like your advertising a blockbuster movie. However, … Your skills and experience relevant to the role you are applying for are!

Add a punchy, relevant profile at the top of the CV highlighting what you do and how well you do it. It’s the first thing recruiters, look for. It determines how far into your cv is read.

Check for grammar and spellings. BASIC!! But all too often forgotten. It doesn’t matter what role you are applying for. Bad spelling and grammar are inexcusable while using a PC.

Avoid long lengthy paragraphs. Break text up.

Describe your duties and your achievements of your most recent role. To simply say you were a Mortgage Broker between these dates for this company says nothing.

Did you ‘complete a fact find’ or did you ‘effectively ask open and closed questions to ascertain the clients personal and financial situation to enable me to make a suitable and affordable recommendation to cover their wants and needs’.

State what levels of business did you write in the last 12-month period? Don’t know? Then find out. Your recruiter wants to know and so will your prospective employer. If your figures aren’t that great, then explain why… What’s your penetration rate, conversion rate, your average LTV, your average fee per case… all this is excellent sales information to a new employer, and it highlights to the recruiter who is actually writing business and who’s just after a new job.

What have been your career achievements? No matter how big or small, your CV is your chance to shine. Keep older job descriptions smaller.

Get yourself on LinkedIn. It’s your social media CV and should match exactly.

What not to do…

Add a picture

Use a silly email address

Use crazy colours

Use a skills graph

List your job with the oldest one at the start. It needs to be chronological (current job first) and make sure job gaps are explained

Use an unclear font. This is not acceptable…

Apply for a job that you clearly have no skill set, experience or desire for just because it’s a higher salary or closer to home!

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£28,000 to £36,000 plus benefits

Pension Administrator required by this trusted consultancy that is well established across a range of pension and actuarial services for DB/DC schemes. They are looking to enhance and strengthen the existing corporate team with the recruitment of a Senior Pensions Administrator.

You will be responsible for the day to day administration of a portfolio of Defined Benefit/ Defined Contribution schemes including new entrants, leavers, retirals, deaths, renewals and calculations. Acting as the point of contact for scheme members, scheme managers/trustees and other third parties you will carry out a range of projects from winding up schemes to calculating members’ pension benefits. You will be expected to check colleagues work, help with staff training and development and take on any complex queries.

You will currently be operating in a pensions environment (provider, consultancy or in-house) and be keen to develop your career within this field. Full financial and study assistance for the industry exams is provided. The ideal candidate must have at least four years’ experience working with DB/DC pension schemes.

If you are interested in this position please call the office on 0131 292 0777, complete our Enquiry Form below (quoting job title and location) or email your details to info@johnstongreer.co.uk. JohnstonGreer operates as an Employment Agency in providing permanent job seeking services.

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£28,000 to £36,000 plus benefits

Pension Administrator required by this trusted consultancy that is well established across a range of pension and actuarial services for DB/DC schemes. They are looking to enhance and strengthen the existing corporate team with the recruitment of a Senior Pensions Administrator.

You will be responsible for the day to day administration of a portfolio of Defined Benefit/ Defined Contribution schemes including new entrants, leavers, retirals, deaths, renewals and calculations. Acting as the point of contact for scheme members, scheme managers/trustees and other third parties you will carry out a range of projects from winding up schemes to calculating members’ pension benefits. You will be expected to check colleagues work, help with staff training and development and take on any complex queries.

You will currently be operating in a pensions environment (provider, consultancy or in-house) and be keen to develop your career within this field. Full financial and study assistance for the industry exams is provided. The ideal candidate must have at least four years’ experience working with DB/DC pension schemes.

If you are interested in this position please call the office on 0131 292 0777, complete our Enquiry Form below (quoting job title and location) or email your details to info@johnstongreer.co.uk. JohnstonGreer operates as an Employment Agency in providing permanent job seeking services.

Senior Pensions Administrator – Oxford

£28,000 to £36,000 plus benefits

Pension Administrator required by this trusted consultancy that is well established across a range of pension and actuarial services for DB/DC schemes. They are looking to enhance and strengthen the existing corporate team with the recruitment of a Senior Pensions Administrator.

You will be responsible for the day to day administration of a portfolio of Defined Benefit/ Defined Contribution schemes including new entrants, leavers, retirals, deaths, renewals and calculations. Acting as the point of contact for scheme members, scheme managers/trustees and other third parties you will carry out a range of projects from winding up schemes to calculating members’ pension benefits. You will be expected to check colleagues work, help with staff training and development and take on any complex queries.

You will currently be operating in a pensions environment (provider, consultancy or in-house) and be keen to develop your career within this field. Full financial and study assistance for the industry exams is provided. The ideal candidate must have at least four years’ experience working with DB/DC pension schemes.

If you are interested in this position please call the office on 0131 292 0777, complete our Enquiry Form below (quoting job title and location) or email your details to info@johnstongreer.co.uk. JohnstonGreer operates as an Employment Agency in providing permanent job seeking services.

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£28,000 to £36,000 plus benefits

Pension Administrator required by this trusted consultancy that is well established across a range of pension and actuarial services for DB/DC schemes. They are looking to enhance and strengthen the existing corporate team with the recruitment of a Senior Pensions Administrator.

You will be responsible for the day to day administration of a portfolio of Defined Benefit/ Defined Contribution schemes including new entrants, leavers, retirals, deaths, renewals and calculations. Acting as the point of contact for scheme members, scheme managers/trustees and other third parties you will carry out a range of projects from winding up schemes to calculating members’ pension benefits. You will be expected to check colleagues work, help with staff training and development and take on any complex queries.

You will currently be operating in a pensions environment (provider, consultancy or in-house) and be keen to develop your career within this field. Full financial and study assistance for the industry exams is provided. The ideal candidate must have at least four years’ experience working with DB/DC pension schemes.

If you are interested in this position please call the office on 0131 292 0777, complete our Enquiry Form below (quoting job title and location) or email your details to info@johnstongreer.co.uk. JohnstonGreer operates as an Employment Agency in providing permanent job seeking services.

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£24,000 to £28,000 plus benefits

Pension Administrator required by this trusted consultancy that is well established across a range of pension and actuarial services for DB/DC schemes. They are looking to enhance and strengthen the existing corporate team with the recruitment of a Pensions Administrator.

You will be responsible for the day to day administration of a portfolio of Defined Benefit/Defined Contribution schemes including new entrants, leavers, retirals, deaths, renewals and calculations. Acting as the point of contact for scheme members, scheme managers/trustees and other third parties you will carry out a range of projects from winding up schemes to calculating members’ pension benefits.

You will currently be operating in a pensions environment (provider, consultancy or in-house) and be keen to develop your career within this field. Full financial and study assistance for the industry exams is provided. The ideal candidate must have at least two years’ experience working with DB/DC pension schemes.

If you are interested in this position please call the office on 0131 292 0777, complete our Enquiry Form below (quoting job title and location) or email your details to info@johnstongreer.co.uk. JohnstonGreer operates as an Employment Agency in providing permanent job seeking services.