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Write a cracking CV

1. Keep it simple

When we look at your CV, we’re scanning it for reassurance that you tick all the right boxes. So make it easy for us to see that you do. The basics you should cover – under these headings – are:

Personal profile and contact information – This is prime real estate on a CV and the best place to include your personal profile – no more than two lines.

Education and qualifications

Work history / experience – Include bullet points of dates worked, job title and responsibilities in this section

Relevant skills – These could help you stand out from the crowd ie any communication skills, computer skills, team working, problem solving, languages.

Interests / achievements / hobbies – Show off how diverse, interesting and skilled you are ie if you started a weekend football team or run an online blog.

References Include references from someone who’s employed you and can vouch for your skills / experience. If you’ve never worked, use a teacher or tutor.