CV Writing

Tips

Your CV should be succinct, relevant, and detail your professional history, skills, abilities and achievements. Ultimately, it should highlight why you are the best person for the job you are seeking.

Personal Details

Place your name & contact details at the top of the page. Treat your name as the title, rather than CV or Curriculum Vitae. 

When it comes to your contact details, your email address and phone number(s) are essential. It is often worth including if you have a driving licence or not, this will aid recruiters in offering you the best jobs within your geographical remit.
 

 

Personal Profile

Often referred to as a personal statement, this is a key aspect of your CV. It is a short paragraph detailing who you are, what you want from your next role and what you can offer. You should tailor this to each job you apply for, highlighting specific qualities that match you to the role. 

Employment history and experience

 

This section gives you a chance to outline your previous jobs, internships and work experience. List your experience in order of your most recent role first as this is most relevant to the employer.

When listing each position of employment, state your job title, the employer, the dates you worked and a line that summarises the role. Then bullet point your key responsibilities, skills and achievements.  Make the points relevant to the role you are applying as an employer will want to know what you can offer them.
 


Education and Qualifications 

 

Like your experience section, your education should be listed in reverse chronological order. Include the name of the institutions and the dates you were there, followed by the qualifications and grades you achieved.    

Additional Sections

There are several other options for your CV here are a few options: 

Key Skills: if you’re writing a functional CV or have some abilities you want to highlight to the employer immediately, insert a key skills section underneath your personal profile.

Hobbies and interests: if you feel that your CV is lacking, you can boost your document by inserting a hobbies and interests section at the end. Be careful though; avoid listing hobbies that don’t add value to your CV or are run-of-the-mill. Draw on interests that make you stand out or are relevant to the job.
 

Extra Tips

Proof-read your CV, ensure spelling is correct and grammatical errors are changed, these will stand out to any employer


Explain gaps or periods of non-working, employers will ask about these at interview.

What to include in your CV

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAIL!!

Proof read your CV over and over, ensure spelling is correct and grammatical errors are changed, these will stand out to any employer


Explain gaps or periods of non-working, employers will ask about these at interview.

Find Your Dream Job

Tel Oxford: 01865 257455

Tel Abingdon: 01235 608455

Suite 2, InnovationHouse, Parkway Court,John Smith Drive, Oxford Business Park,Oxford, OX4 2JY

LINKS
SOCIAL
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
ABOUT

info@planetrecruitment.co.uk

 

Tel Oxford: 01865 257455

Tel Abingdon: 01235 608455

Suite 2, Innovation House,

Parkway Court,
John Smith Drive,
Oxford Business Park,
Oxford, OX4 2JY

80F Park Drive, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4RY

© 2020 PLANET RECRUITMENT. Proudly created by FLUENT MARKETING