By: Sobhan Mohmand, Editorial manager Last updated: 1 Oct 2018
Whether you are writing your first CV or improving the CV that you have already written: Below you will find 9 easy-to-follow steps for writing a perfect CV, covering everything from personal details to the final references section.
Each section contains writing guidelines, a completed example + useful tips.
This section must contain the following information in chronological order:
When writing your personal profile, ensure it is:
What types of achievements should you include in this section? Well, any accomplishments that portray you in a positive light are worth considering, including:
Courses that you can list here:
It is also perfectly fine to list down any additional training/qualifications that you have received. In our example, however, we have included a separate “Qualifications” section below to separate the education from the professional training.
2013 – 2016 BSc Computer Science Northampton University
Grade achieved: [1st Class Hons]
2012 – 2013 A-Levels East London College
Results: ICT: B Media: A English Literature: B
2005 – 2012 GCSEs Ada Secondary School
Results: 11 GCSEs at Grades A*-C, including Maths and English.
The following are some of the jobs that you can include under this section:
Each entry should be accompanied by the following information:
Main duties performed:
Mar 2013 – Sept 2014 Sales and Marketing Assistant Primark
Main duties performed:
In this section, you can list down the names of the qualifications that you have achieved accompanied by the following information:
There are a broad range of skills that you can mention, such as:
The following are some of the benefits of this having hobbies on your CV:
– When applying for a catering job
One of your references should be your current or former employer, and the second referee can be any person who knows you well.
For each of your referees include the following details:
Mr Jack Adams
Store Manager, Exclusive Luxury
Address: 5 Summerland Rd, Oxford, OX8 3QP
Tel: 0533 433 907
Mrs Angela Willingham
Direct, 360 Vision Ltd.
Address: 72 Casper St, Bexley, BP2 7CL
Tel: 0783 796 7830
Congratulations! You have now written a killer CV which will dramatically increase your chances of securing a job interview. Good luck!