Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert 23 Nov 2022
As an immigration advisor (also known as an immigration consultant), you will be responsible for providing guidance and assistance to clients who wish to relocate to another country. You will support clients with acquiring visas, filling in application forms, gathering legal documents, acquiring a new nationality or citizenship and appealing against a visa or immigration decisions.
To secure this job, you will need to have a great immigration advisor/consultant CV.
This guide has been created to give you all the relevant information and guidance to help you write your perfect CV and get more job interviews.
Let’s get started!
Tip: Use the CV template below as an example to help you write your own personal and fully-tailored CV.
82 Victoria Avenue
Mob: 079 2315 9922 Email: [email protected]
I am a committed and organised Immigration Advisor with a strong passion for helping to overcome their problems. I have more than two years of experience in helping individuals and families with their immigration issues, including, but not limited to, providing up to date immigration advice, applying for visas and passports, writing official letters and liaising with governmental agencies on behalf of the clients.
|2007 – 2010||Diploma in Business Administration||Aston College||Grade achieved: [Tripple Distinction]|
|2003 – 2007|
Results: 10 GCSEs at Grades A-C, including Maths (B) and English (B)
|GCSEs||Summerfield Secondary School|
|Jan 2014 – Present||Immigration Advisor (Level 1-3) VisaSense Ltd|
Main duties performed:
|Jan 2011 – Dec 2013||Customer Services Assistant Fabulous Solutions|
Main duties performed:
In my spare time, I enjoy my weekly paintball sessions with work colleagues, along with socialising with immediate and extended family. The rest of my free time is spent keeping up to date with the latest developments in national and international politics.
Please note: the above CV Example is presented in the UK format and layout.
Click here to download the above CV template (blank) in Word document format.
You can export your CV as a PDF file by clicking “Save as” and then selecting “PDF” from the drop-down menu.
Let’s start at the top with the personal details section.
This is going to be the first section of your CV and should contain your personal and contact details such as your name, address, telephone number and email address.
Some applicants also include their LinkedIn profile or the web address of their portfolio/blog. This is acceptable if it strengthens your job application.
Things not to include in this section (or anywhere else on your CV!):
Next, you need to write a short introduction to your CV called a personal profile statement or CV summary. See your personal profile as a short “sales pitch” that informs the employer about your personal characteristics, abilities and experience.
Guidelines for writing an effective personal profile:
Immigration advisor/consultant CV personal profile:
I am a friendly and methodical immigration advisor with more than 3 years of experience in the law and legal industry. I have advised, supported and assisted more than three hundred clients with various immigration issues such as visas, residence permits, appeals, naturalisations, family reunions and court representations. I possess excellent organisational and time management skills, enabling me to handle a heavy workload and meet tight deadlines.
Your achievements section, as its name suggests, contains a list of your achievements and accomplishments. See it as your badge of honour by which you wish to stand out from the other candidates and impress the employer.
Some examples of achievements to include on your CV:
Next, you need to write details of your previous jobs and work experience.
The types of jobs to include in this section are full-time, part-time, voluntary and professional placement positions.
It’s important that you also mention your key responsibilities, duties and/or achievements so that employers have a good understanding of what you did in these jobs and how they could be relevant to the job you’re applying for.
|December 2020 – Present||Immigration consultant Bayfield Solicitors|
Main duties and responsibilities performed:
The education section contains details of your formal education and professional training qualifications (if applicable).
Things you can include in this section:
|2017-2020||BSc International Tourism Management||University of Brighton||Degree classification: 2:1.|
|2015 – 2017|
Results: Business (B), English (B) and Maths (B).
|A-Levels||Southern Clark College|
The qualifications section of your CV should contain a list of additional qualifications such as a first aid qualification.
Studies have shown that skills-focused and achievement-focused CVs are much better received by employers than duties-focused CVs.
Applicants with achievement-focused CVs are three times more likely to be shorted for an interview compared to those applications with duties-focused CVs.
You should list some of your key skills and abilities in part of your CV, especially those that are relevant to the job you’re applying for.
Useful skills to add to your immigration/consultant advisor CV:
The hobbies and interests section is often overlooked by candidates but, in certain circumstances, it can add value to your job application.
For example, mentioning that you participate in events for charity demonstrates to the employer that you care about good causes and want to help people, an excellent characteristic to have in an immigration consultant/advisor.
Note: only mention hobbies that are relevant to the job or those that add value to your CV.
The last section of your CV contains the personal details of your references.
Your references are two people who know you well, have worked with you in the past and can vouch for your character, skills and abilities to the employer.
Who can be your reference?
Your current or previous employer, manager, teacher, tutor, coach, etc.
Who can’t be your reference?
Friends or family members – this is because employers with to have an unbiased, professional opinion about you. It’s highly unlikely that your mum, dad or best friend would be 100% honest and/or critical of you to the employer!
If you have followed all the guidelines and tips in this guide, you should now have an impressive immigration advisor/consultant CV that will get you job interviews in no time.
Good luck with your job hunt!