A CV can be a daunting task, especially if you have never created one before. It is sometimes the first port of contact that an employer has with you as a potential employee. You need to show that you have the qualifications, experience and qualities that would be suited to the job. Individuals have their own way of creating their CV, but one thing that is vital is that it needs to be clear in terms of layout and communication. You should include some essential details such as: personal and contact information; education and qualifications; work history and/or experience; relevant skills to the job in question; own interests, achievements or hobbies; and some references.
Your CV should always be presented on crisp white paper, with black ink preferably using Times Roman font size 12. It should always be headed with your personal details as this is the first thing your employer will see. A CV does not need to be long, two sides of A4 will do, remember this is just for you to give your potential employer a snippet into your skills and qualities, they can learn more once they meet you for the interview. A long CV can put an employer off; remember they will receive more than one CV! Your first CV will always need updating according to gained work experience and qualifications, for more advanced CV please look at section ‘Age 19-21’.
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