Tips for writing your CV

Your CV is your chance to show a hiring manager the experience and skills you have. It’s about selling yourself and showing them you’re the right person for the role. Below is some basic advice and guidance on what to include to create a great CV. After reading this you can choose to build your CV using our online CV builder by entering your information.

Your personal details

Your personal profile

Your personal profile is a mini-advert for you and should summarise in a couple of sentences, your:

It should only be a few lines and must grab the reader's attention. Try to avoid over-used terms, such as 'reliable', 'hard working', 'team player', 'good communication skills' etc. These general terms are heard very often and they don't help to build up a picture of you.

Employment history and work experience

Education and training

Start with your most recent qualifications and work back to the ones you got at school.


Interests and achievements

You can include hobbies, interests and achievements that are relevant to the role. For example, if you're involved in any clubs or societies this can show that you enjoy meeting new people. A CV shouldn’t be too long though, so don’t go into too much detail in this section.


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