What is a CV?
A CV is a document you use to sell yourself to employers.
Every CV you send should be tailored to emphasise the skills and experiences demanded by that particular employer.
Once you have the basic structure of your CV in place you can begin tailoring your CV, job-by-job.
- Read the job advert and understand what the employer is looking for.
- Show the employer you have what they want by providing evidence (i.e. facts and examples) from your education, work experience or extracurricular activities.
- Use clear sections, for example, "Education" and "Work experience" and keep it neat, tidy and consistent.
- Use bullet points and write in a punchy business-style.
- Triple check your CV for spelling and grammar mistakes.
- For banking and financial services keep your CV to one A4 page. Edit your content to include only the most relevant details - you can always tell them more at interview.
- Do the Moodle CV eLearning course created by our careers consultants
- Read our How to Write a CV helpsheet on Moodle
- Check to see whether there's an upcoming CV workshop.
- Once you have completed a first draft, get your CV checked by the careers service.