Creating a CV

Definition  - The right CV gets you an interview!! Your CV is your passport to a job interview and gives you the opportunity to make a good first impression. A CV is your first opportunity to “sell” yourself to a potential employer.

 

What to include in your CV?What NOT to include in your CV?
Full name, address, telephone numbers and a professional email address tip: to create new email address solely for job searching as this will make it easier to track. Anything irrelevant
A short profile – (link to example) this should be personal to you and include examples where possible Words that are too casual
Education and qualifications Spelling mistakes and bad grammar
Further training Marital status
Relevant work experience (most recent first) Date of Birth
References Details of children
  Health details
  Nationality

 

Cover Letter

A covering letter should always accompany your CV and should include:

  • Why you are writing to the employer (State the vacancy title and reference number listed in the advertisement)
  • Why you would be suitable for that particular role (Highlight specific information from your CV, such as skills and qualifications that the employer is looking for)

Your covering letter should:

  • Attract the readers attention
  • Interest the reader
  • Be personalised for the job you are applying for
  • Have perfect spelling and grammar
 

Why not try our Online CV Builder or view some Sample CVs?





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