• Applying for jobs

    Everything you need to know and more about what makes a really good CV, writing letters to employers and advice on applying for jobs.

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    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.