CV writing tips
Writing a CV is not as hard as you think. Just keep it simple and straightforward, with all the relevant information laid out in a way that is easily accessible and tailored to the role you are applying for.
Your CV should include all of the following basic information:
Personal Details: Tell us who you are. It may sound obvious, but some people do forget to include their name, email, contact number and address. Make sure this information is clearly presented at the top of your CV.
Personal Statement: Tell us about yourself. This is an essential part of your CV, but needs the most thought. Try to sum up who you are and what you have to offer in one or two short paragraphs. It should also include what you are looking for and why you would be suitable for that role.
Work Experience: Tell us where you’ve worked. This section should include all of your relevant work experience, starting with the most recent. Include name of the company, your job title, the dates it covered and what your role and responsibilities involved.
Achievements: Tell us what you have achieved. This is your chance to show how your previous experience has given you the skills we need. Don’t be afraid to blow your own trumpet.
Education: Tell us about your school. List the school(s) you attended and what qualifications you gained, including dates and grades.
Hobbies and interests: Tell us what you do for fun. It’s great if your pastimes back up your application with relevant experience and skills, but even if they don’t it still gives us a more rounded picture of who you are, as well as something to break the ice at your interview.
And that’s it. We told you it wasn’t hard. Feel free to include anything else you think is relevant, filling in any gaps or explaining sudden career changes, so that we can see where you’ve been and where you are going.
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