When writing your HGV driver CV, the first step is to prepare your professional profile. Also referred to as personal statements and CV summaries, the professional profile is a short introduction at the beginning of your CV. It should convey your skills, experience and background in a concise manner.
Your professional profile should be between 50 and 100 words. Think of your professional profile as a sales pitch; it should communicate your value and convince recruiters to select you for job interviews.
As an HGV driver, you may want to use your professional profile to highlight your safety record, your ability to maintain vehicles and your efficiency. Such details can make you stand out from the competition.
Here is an example of an HGV driver’s professional profile:
‘Efficient, safety-oriented HGV Class 2 driver with over 12 years’ experience. Track record of transporting goods on time and without incident, having encountered zero incidents after driving over 25,000 hours. Adept at maintaining vehicles to high standards and understands the importance of performing daily checks of vehicles. Utilises excellent organisation and time management skills to complete tasks within timescales.’