You may be wondering what to put on a CV. One big myth about CVs is that it's a good idea to include as much information as possible.
If you choose to cram in as much as possible, regardless of which job your targeting, then this could put you at a real disadvantage.
Say you did some good work experience at an outdoor activities centre once upon a time, but you’re applying for a high-level technical position in IT.
Do you need to include this piece of experience? No, because it’s irrelevant for the employer. Utilise this space better by including more relevant information to the role in question.
Most CVs feature the most important information about you and your employability.
Your contact email, mobile number and a link to your LinkedIn profile. Also remember to include this information in your cover letter.
A CV personal statement is written to around 100 words briefly detailing who you are and why you’d make a great employee.
In this section, you would list your education history. Generally, this would go back to your GCSEs but no further. List any educational qualifications you have received, including university degrees, A-Levels, BTECs or GCSEs you may have passed.
Do you have some worse grades that wouldn’t be relevant to the role? Feel free not to include them!
Here, you should list any useful or practical skills you may have learned, any software tools you can have mastered, or any professional qualifications you may have received.
Suitable to be listed on your second page if you have enough work experience, your employment history will detail every job you’ve had. If you’ve had a long history of employment or multiple jobs, it’s a good idea to list only the roles that would be more relevant to the prospective employer.
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