Your CV should always be:
- word processed in a simple easy to read font (e.g. Arial)
- short, more than one side of A4 but not more than two
- neat and tidy with good spelling and grammar
- easy to read, bullet points are a good way of presenting information
- adapted for each job application to show that your the perfect match for the job
- one font, white or cream coloured paper, have no borders or clip art
There is no right or wrong order for a CV but you normally start with your contact details.
What you should include
- name, address, email address and contact number
- personal profile, career aim, self-marketing statement
- education and qualifications
- skills and work-experience, including paid work, school work-experience weeks, or voluntary placements
- particular skills, for example if you have a First Aid certificate or have passed your driving test
- hobbies and interests – particularly if these highlight responsibilities and skills that are relevant to the job you are applying for
What you shouldn't include
- negative comments, bad exam results, awful experiences, wage expectations or jokes
- your age, date of birth or whether you are married/in a Civil Partnership – the law says that none of these can be taken into account when selecting employees.
- a photograph.