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You will need to give the details of the secondary school, college and university you attended. You will need to state when you attended and also provide details of the qualifications you attained (showing the most recent first). It is also helpful to give details of any training courses you have attended.

Sample CV 1

Sample CV 2

Sample CV 3

Sample CV 4

Sample CV 5

Sample CV 6

You will need to give the details of the secondary school, college and university you attended. You will need to state when you attended and also provide details of the qualifications you attained (showing the most recent first). It is also helpful to give details of any training courses you have attended.

Writing your CV hints and tips

Personal Details

This is your name address and contact details. You can enlarge or embolden your name to make it stand out. Don’t include your marital status, family details, date of birth or photo unless specifically asked for.

Writing your CV hints and tips

Personal Details

This is your name address and contact details. You can enlarge or embolden your name to make it stand out. Don’t include your marital status, family details, date of birth or photo unless specifically asked for.

What is a Personal Statement / Profile?

After your name, this is the first section a potential employer will read. This is your chance to sell you and your skills to a potential employer, it is your opportunity to make a positive first impression! Employers spend seconds looking at your CV, so you need to very quickly grab their attention.

The statement needs to be a clear and concise and not only give your skills and experience, it also needs to be relevant for the type of job you are applying for.

What should I include in a Personal Statement/Profile?

To help you write a successful personal statement, you will need to consider:

  • Who you are?
  • What can you offer?
  • What your career goals are?

What is a Personal Statement / Profile?

After your name, this is the first section a potential employer will read. This is your chance to sell you and your skills to a potential employer, it is your opportunity to make a positive first impression! Employers spend seconds looking at your CV, so you need to very quickly grab their attention.

The statement needs to be a clear and concise and not only give your skills and experience, it also needs to be relevant for the type of job you are applying for.

What should I include in a Personal Statement/Profile?

To help you write a successful personal statement, you will need to consider:

  • Who you are?
  • What can you offer?
  • What you career goals are?

Writing your Personal Statement / Profile hints and tips

Keep it short and to the point. Personal statements do need to be informative but remember, it is a summary and ideally should be no more than 150 words or 4 to 5 lines (personal statements for University applications will be longer).

When writing your personal statement, keep the person or tense consistent throughout.

It isn’t a one-size fits all document. Every job you apply for will require a different set of skills and requirements, so make sure you tailor your personal statement to match the type of role you are applying for.

If you are struggling for the key skills you need to add into the personal statement, use the job description for inspiration, this is what the employer is looking for!

Try and avoid clichés, such as a ‘good team player’ and ‘good communication skills’. They are overused and don’t really describe what you can do. Such phases need to be backed up with examples to show the employer how and when you have had to demonstrate these skills.

Proof-read your personal statement to make sure it reads through correctly and make sure you do not have any spelling or grammar errors.

Writing your Key Skills and Achievements hints and tips

You can use this section to highlight the most important skills that you have. You can make these specific to a particular job or sector you are applying for. Remember to identify any key achievements you have had in your life.

Writing your Employment History hints and tips

Give the details of the jobs you have had, starting with the most recent first, you need to state each employer’s name, your job title and dates you worked there. Give as much detail as possible of your role and responsibilities you had in that job, the skills you used and include any key achievements and explain a little about them where possible.

Focus on your most recent experience, giving details of your two most recent roles, then summarise or briefly list your remaining experience (unless there is something you really wish to highlight for the role). You need to consider the types of jobs you are aiming for.

Writing about your Education and Qualifications, hints and tips

You will need to give the details of the secondary school, college and university you attended. You will need to state when you attended and also provide details of the qualifications you attained (showing the most recent first). It is also helpful to give details of any training courses you have attended.

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