A good CV shows an employer what you can do and is a big first step in securing a job. It is an introduction to you and is designed to show just how employable you are.
We know that for some of you, applying for one of our roles will be your first job and therefore it’s important you get your CV right to demonstrate your skills and strengths.
For those that have experience in other job roles, it’s important your CV is up to date and contains the key elements below that all employers look for when shortlisting for interview.
So here’s our top four things to include in your CV:
If you have had what you’d consider a similar level of job, the same applies. Try to write about what you did and why you’d be an asset to your prospective new employer.
Outside of these four key areas, you could also include your hobbies and interests if you lack any real work experience. Often, the activities and things you get up to in your own time are a good way to get your personality across but just be mindful to not be too generic.
Many people also ask us about including references. Our advice would be to not provide these on your CV, just a note to say that you can make them available on request is enough. It’s important to save as much CV space as possible for your skills, experience and key achievements.
If you are considering applying for any of our roles, feel free to get in touch with one of our team to ask any questions you have about writing your CV on firstname.lastname@example.org.