How to CV

Your CV is a chance to show a potential employers how your experience is relevant to the opportunity.

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Remember, most interviews will start discussing your CV so include what you feel most confident talking about!

Keep it to 1 page

The employer may have a large number of applications. You want to make sure that your CV is short and to the point. Make sure your name is at the top as well as your contact details. Only include a photo if you are asked.

Keep it relevant

Although annoying, the most successful applicants tailor their CV to the job description. Look at what skills and responsibilities they are looking for and think where you have shown these qualities.

Remember, for an entry level role you probably have not done the exact job so think creatively about when you might have taken on certain responsibilities and used skills in different experiences in your life.

Put your most relevant experience for the role at the top of the entry! The employer will look quickly at the CV and you want to show clearly all of the experience you have that will help for this specific opportunity.

Don’t leave any gaps

This means, do not leave any large gaps of time unexplained in your CV. If you took time out for any reason this is fine, as long as it is explained. By leaving large gaps in the time-line of your CV you are raising unnecessary doubts for the person reading it.

Write the CV in a clear time-line, your most recent experience at the top. A clear and concise outline of your education should be included in the bottom third of the page.

Share your interests

You never know who you’re going to meet! You may find that you have interests in common with the person who is interviewing you, This can make for an easier conversation and a chance to build a connection.

Here's an example CV that you can base yours from.

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