CV Tips
A CV (Curriculum Vitae) is a written overview of your skills, experience and education. A CV is an essential part of any job search as you will usually be required to submit this during the initial application stage for a job. 

Keep it simple and consistent. Your choice of font and layout are key to making sure a would-be employer carries on reading your CV. 

Check and check again. Avoid errors at all costs. This means spelling mistakes, dates which conflict with one another and incorrect email address and phone number. 

Keep it updated. Sending out an old CV will look unprofessional, so make sure that yours is regularly updated to meet the requirements of any jobs you see advertised. 

Don’t Leave Gaps. Gaps in your work history can sometimes deter employers. Give a reason for the gap, it could be just a career break but it clears things up and gets you closer to an interview.

Develop your CV
  • Start with your contact details
  • Include your name, address, contact phone number and email address. 

  • Personal statement
  • Refer to your experience and skills and be specific about the types of jobs you are looking for and your longer term aspirations. It gives you a chance to sell yourself to the employer in a small paragraph by summing up the specific skills and experience that make you perfect for the job. 

  • Work history
  • Include your relevant work experience, listed with the most recent first. Name the positions held, the organisation, dates of employment and give a brief description of the job and your achievements. 

  • Your achievements
  • Select a number of achievements from your career to date and describe them briefly. 

  • Education
  • Mention the most recent first and work backwards along with dates, the type of qualification and/or the grade achieved. 

  • Interests
  • Optional but mentioning relevant ones could back up your skills and help you to stand out from the crowd. 

  • References
  • References will be needed at some stage but can be provided at the appropriate time and need not be listed on your CV initially. You can simply state ‘References available on request’.

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