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There is never a correct way of writing a CV, however there are basic principles that you should follow making sure you have the essential information that is required by the employer. Here is a basic example of a typical layout of a professional CV. Hover over the sections within the CV to find out how to write your own.






































CV Example - First Page

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Make sure your Name stands out from the rest of the information. It must be bold enough for the employer to remember you! Always include a direct contact number, prefferably a mobile in case the employer calls you in for an interview. Also ALWAYS include an email address as an alternative means of contact. Your Personal Profile should have a clear objective: To inform the employer why they should consider you for an interview. This section should answer the following: [1] Who you are? , [2] What have you done or Can do? , [3] What are you looking for now? This section should reflect your core capabilities (your key strengths) that would make you an ideal candidate for the job role. When thinking of what key skills to include, look at the person specification section of the job description for the job you are applying for. Being able to speak another language can sometimes work in your favour especially if you are applying for a customer facing job role. If you are confident in speaking another language(s), include it here. You should use 'Power Words' meaning words that show your Responsibility of a given job duty. Good words to use are: Operated, Managed, Supervised, Maintained, Controlled You should give at least 3-4 bullet points of the duties and responsibilities you have done in the job role. Make sure you tailor what you have done to the job description applied for. When filling in your Employment History, you should write in past tense. For example, instead of "maintaining" you should say "maintained" as this is what you have done in the past. When providing details of the employer you did work for, there is no need to include the employer address. Just include the name of the company and the time period you started and finished employment.