NAME (If you are a Katherine but prefer to be Kate for example, State Katherine and surname and add (Kate) in brackets)
ELIGIBILTY TO WORK IN THE UK
This should be no more than 4-6 lines. Make it clear and concise about the sort of person you are, the role you are looking for or how your skills fit the job role advertised. Explain to the employer what you have to offer their organisation and sell yourself.
Key skills and Achievements
This can take up to 1 page depending on your experience to date. Again make it relevant to the job and don’t feel you need to talk about things that are unrelated to the role. Your achievements do not all need to come from previous job roles, they may be personal achievements but it does need to be relevant to the role you are applying for.
If demonstrating your key skills, do not simply state ‘I am an effective communicator’. Explain how you have demonstrated a variety of communications methods and how they have helped you achieve something or had a positive effect.
State the employer, length of time in the role and a brief outline of your role and responsibilities, including any staff you managed. Put the most recent first.
If you have several jobs in the early part of your career that are unrelated then simply state ‘previous employment history available on request’ and state the dates.
If you have any gaps in your employment history due to illness or times away travelling for example then state this in your CV.
If it is relevant state part time and voluntary work and how many hours you worked each week. Also state if any part time roles whilst you are studying.
Education and Professional Qualifications
State the school/university/training body, the dates you were there and the qualifications gained at each. If you are a school leaver, state individual A-level and GCSE results. If you have qualifications from overseas state the equivalent type of qualification level in the UK.
Other relevant skills
Keep it brief and just a couple of lines long.
References on Request
Make sure that you have up to 2 references employers can contact. You may be asked for 2 previous employers, details of your old school teachers as well as a personal reference where someone has known you outside of work.
Things to remember