Preparing your CV
Since 1990 we’ve seen a lot of CV’s, some great …some needing more work
It must be:
- factual and accurate..no typos!
- Have contact details
Develop a CV Summary
Highlight your strengths and achievements and your career objective. Be prepared to have great examples of what you have written.
- Set out your history chronologically, with your most recent experience first
- Name of the employer, job title, dates of employment, what the job entailed and more importantly, what you achieved with examples
- Explain any gaps in your career
- Put references on your CV, unless highly sensitive.
- Be prepared to adapt your material for each application
- Don't assume that everyone will know what your previous employers do, give a brief description
Generally, it should be two pages, but where you believe there is more to show and say, a longer version will be acceptable. Include all your experience but be selective
If you need to explain or expand on your skills and experience in a covering letter – your CV needs more work. A reference number and the job you are applying to is probably sufficient
If you haven’t got a CV click here for a template you can use. When you're ready, send us your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org