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DESIGNING YOUR CV &
CV EXAMPLES

Your CV is your marketing document.

It should
arrow tell the employer about you
arrow persuade the employer that you are suitable for the job
Your CV should normally include information on the following:
arrow Your personal details - name, address, phone or e-mail, date of birth
arrow Your education - dates, where you have studied and what qualifications you have gained - in reverse chronological order
arrow Your employment history - dates, where you have worked and what work experience you have gained - in reverse chronological order
arrow Your skills - what you can do
arrow Your interests
arrow Your references (ask their permission)

It may also be appropriate to give information on your career aim, your achievements, and any positions of responsibility you have held.

FOCUS YOUR CV

You should have a clear idea of the kind of work which you would like to do. In your CV you should focus on the qualifications, skills and experience you have which are relevant to that kind of work.

KEY POINTS FOR YOUR CV

arrow Keep it short - a maximum of two sides of A4
arrow Make it look good
arrow Keep it relevant
arrow Keep it up to date
arrow Be consistent
arrow Don't leave gaps
arrow Make it easy to read and follow
arrow Make it interesting

CLICK HERE TO SEE EXAMPLES OF CV'S

Further help on writing your CV is available through:

bullet For further guidelines on how to write a traditional CV
bullet For further guidelines on how to write a skills based CV
arrow Your Careers Service:
  bullet CV workshops
  bullet One-to-one advice from your careers adviser
  bullet AGCAS video - Looking Good on Paper
arrow Written materials:
  bullet AGCAS information booklet - Making Applications
  bullet University of London Careers Advisory Service - How to Write a Curriculum Vitae
  bullet Jackson The Perfect CV
  bullet Chris Phillips Making Wizard Applications
arrow Web sites:
  bullet www.prospects.csu.ac.uk
  bullet www.nrec.org.uk/employability/startup.htm
  bullet www.gti.co.uk

 
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