The Basics of Writing a CV
Name and Contact Details: Address, email, telephone no.
Person Profile: 4-5 lines summarising yourself: personality, abilities, character and strengths – stand out information which relates to the type of jobs you are applying to.
Core Skills: Bullet point skills mentioning briefly why you think you have these skills.
Education and Qualifications: List with most recent college/school first, course and units/qualifications, dates and grades.
Employment/Work Experience: Most recent first – name of organisation, dates, roles and responsibilities. Remember to mention any voluntary work.
Interests/Additional Information: Any interests which have developed your skills, projects you have done at school/college or at home. Achievements such as D of E award, driving license etc.
Length – 1-2 pages, busy recruiters, will just glance at the CV it needs to grab their attention immediately.
Format – Use a simple, clear layout and font to make it easy for employers to fin the information they need.
What are employers looking for in a CV? Employers will be looking at your skills and experience/qualifications to see how suitable you may be to do the job and fit into their organisation.
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If you need any tips or advice on the above, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Job Shop team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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