WRITING A GOOD CURRICULUM VITAE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A CV is an essential part of any job search, not to mention a great way to put all of your skills, experience, and qualifications in one place. In fact, a well written CV could be the difference between getting an interview and not being considered for the role.

To help you understand what they’re all about, and make yours work harder for you, here are a few things you should know about CVs:

HOW TO WRITE A GOOD CV

Below is a template of how to structure a winning Curriculum Vitae for the perfect job.
Use our tried and tested guidelines below, or download the blank template from our CV template page. Make your next job search an easy experience by clicking here:- Curriculum vitae page

 

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Your Name
– Phone number

 

PERSONAL STATEMENT

This is where you tell the employer you are a good fit for the job. Take a few lines, maximum 1 paragraph to quickly outline your interest in the role and why you’d be a good fit.
Do not list out your skills! That goes on the

“WORK EXPERIENCE”

The aim is to highlight your professional attributes and goals, summarising why someone should consider your application.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Job Title – Dates of Employment ( e.g. January 2017 – May 2017)
Company Name
Location
It is very important to include your dates of employment whether you are still in the job you have listed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

List your key achievements in this position and the skill you possess that helped you get to them.
Provide enough information to entice your potential employers want to call you
Always keep examples relevant to the role you are applying for
Job Title – Dates of Employment
Company Name –
Location

Keep it shorter for older jobs you should keep, but make sure to include relevant information
Responsibilities:

Use phrases that make your CV unique
Always address the job specification
Be succinct so it is quick to read and won’t be generic

EDUCATION

Title of degree and level (BA, MSc) and Date
Name of university
· List some of your goals and achievements during your time at university
· If any skills were learnt that relate to the job you’re applying for, it would be a good idea to mention those to further align yourself with their criteria
A-Levels, Date
College Name,
Location
English: A
Maths: A
History: B
GCSE’s, Date
College/school Name,
Location
English: B
Maths: A
Physics: A

 

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PERSONAL INTERESTS

List either on bullet points or in a table. You can use this section to complement any lack of skills for the job you are applying for.

REFERENCES

References are available on request. Or list the references and contact details. Usually your last employer would be the ideal reference.

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