Writing a CV

Definition: Curriculum vita is Latin for ‘course of life’. It’s a summary of your experience, skills and education. (CV will suffice in the UK)

What to include when writing a CV…

  • Contact details – include full name, address, mobile phone number and email address
  • Work experience – this can be internships, voluntary roles or previous jobs. Add the most recent/relevant positions and examples of tasks
  • Education – list and date all previous education, placing the most recent highest up the page. Include any professional qualifications
  • Skills – for example, the ability to work in a team, manage people, customer service skills, or specific IT skills
  • Referees – two people who can provide positive comments on your previous employment or experiences

Information sourced from the Prospects website