Everything you need to know and more about what makes a really good CV, writing letters to employers and advice on applying for jobs.
Resume or CV (curriculum vital) give a brief description of your skillset, your experience and how you can contribute to the employers.
Here are our tips and advice on how to write a good resume.
CV is short for curriculum vitae and is a brief description of your career. It explains to employers what you can do, what you have done and if you are suitable for a job.
A CV should:
Be no more than two pages of A4
Include details about your knowledge, qualifications, learning, skills and abilities in a positive way
Have your contact details; name, address, mobile phone number and email address
Include details of your work experience; paid or unpaid work, previous employers, job titles, with examples of tasks
Include a line saying ‘references available on request’
Be tailored to the employer and job you are applying for. So, if there is a job description, show how you are a good fit by giving examples of how your experience, knowledge and skills fit the requirements of the job, especially those marked ‘essential’.
Include a professional picture of you to increase your chance of interview. Employers like to know who they are talking to.