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Help With Your CV

CV tips: First impressions do count

Here’s a guide to what you should include in your CV, be positive but don’t boast. Use a clear font and a simple layout, no more than two A4 pages printed on good quality white paper. Remember to adapt your CV to each job you apply for – read the job description carefully and highlight your appropriate skills.

Contact Details

Include your name, address and telephone number (only include links to social media if this shows you in a good light.)

Your Personal Profile

Match this to the job you are applying for – it should be a few lines describing your skills and experience and career goals.

Education & Training

List your most recent qualifications first and include work-related courses if relevant.

Work Experience

List your most recent experience first and include job titles and with a brief description of what the work involved – skills used and gained. Also, include temporary and voluntary work.

Additional Information

Include anything else that may be relevant e.g. clean driving licence.


Include at least one work-related reference if possible (ask their permission first.)

Interests & Achievements

This can be a good chance to show how you are a team player, good with people and fit. Include hobbies, interests and achievements which show off your personal skills.