Build a Better CV

 

Many candidates are unsure where to start when it comes to writing their CV. Does it show your work experience in chronological order from leaving school up to today? Does your latest work go at the top? Where do I put my qualifications? Do I need to write a personal summary?

We advise our candidates to list their details in the following order:

Name

Address

Contact numbers and email address

Work Experience

Current role and employer at the top and work your way backwards - don’t forget to include a brief overview of what your duties include and any career highlights for each position you have held. Make sure there are no gaps in your CV timeline– if you had a year off work to go travelling, make sure that is included!

Qualifications

List any industry qualifications first before you list your qualifications from school.

References

You do not need to list referees at this stage but a note saying that they are available on request is always good to put on. Give some thought to who you would ask to supply a reference for you and speak to them as soon as possible to ensure that they are happy to do this for you.

CV’s are best submitted to us in a Word document format; this means that we are able to help you with any tweaks or updates that they might need. We never send your CV to anyone without asking your permission first and if we have altered your CV in any way we will seek your approval before sending it to a prospective employer.

If Word isn’t your strong point, try our 1PageMe template