CareersHow to write your CV
How to write your CV
Hints and tips – CV writing
- One CV does not fit all job roles. You need to tailor your CV so that you evidence the skills required in the vacancy.
- Start with a profile that tells us about you and your achievement. Keep it short and to the point.
- It may be useful to add a core skills section so that this backs up your profile and gives an at a glance overview of how well you fit the job role.
- Include your educational achievements. If you are still studying include your predicted grades if known
- Use a professional email address and provide contact details such as a mobile phone.
- Use high level summaries of what you have done in previous roles. Summer vacation work can just as easily show your skills and ability as previous full time jobs.
- Keep the font professional and easy to read. Whilst you want your CV to stand out make sure it is for all the right reasons.
- Spell check your CV. It can help to get someone to proof read your CV as they may spot errors you miss.
- Do be truthful with what you include. Whilst a bit of creativity can be useful make sure that you are able to talk knowledgeably about what you have put into your CV.
“TOP TIP: This will be the first time we have had contact with you so make sure you showcase your skills and experience. Ensure you have checked your CV fits the role you are applying for and best of luck.”