Your CV is your selling point when it comes to applying for a job, it is a place for you to sell yourself and everything you have worked hard to do up to this point in your career. We have provided you with a basic structure which we encourage you to use when writing your CV.
ADDRESS WITH POSTCODE
The first few lines that the employer sees will be within your personal statement, so you will need to make sure that they will be impressed from the very beginning. The 7-second test is a good thing to constantly remind yourself when writing your personal statement- will they still engage with what you are saying? Are you rambling? Is what you are saying still relevant to the job you are applying for?
Here is also a good place to express just how strong your teamwork and communication skills are. It is good to provide examples for the skills, although you won’t need to go into too much detail about your previous experiences here, only go over the skills relevant to the job you are applying for which you have gained.
This is where you will need to list all the relevant work experience from new (top) to old (bottom). Here you must include your job title, name of organisation, time in that position and the key responsibilities you had whilst working there.
Here you have space to explain just what achievements you have gained and the skills you have developed from your provided work experience. If you have extra curricular work, internships or awards, this would be the place to show these off, along with the key skills you have gained from them as well.
Similar to the Work Experience section, you will need to list these newest (top) to oldest (bottom).
Make sure to include the grades you achieved for the main courses employers look for - English and Maths GCSE/ O Level.
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
This last paragraph should be brief- it is not a necessity for the CV, however if you do decide to include this section the employer has the chance to get to know you better as a person.
Hobbies and interests that are linked to the job you are applying for are a bonus as it will help you look even more dedicated to the cause.
If you feel you are ready to take the next step, or would like to speak to one of our friendly advisors contact us today!