By: Sobhan Mohmand, Editorial manager Last updated: 30 Oct 2018
Like any other documents, some CVs are great, some are good, and others are outright dreadful. This article will go through EACH section of the standard UK CV step-by-step and show the good (and the bad!) examples of how to write (or not to write!) a CV.
This article is a little lengthy, but it’s well worth the time to read it!
Address: 66 Hendford Hill, Mouldsworth, WA6 8DE, United Kingdom
DoB: 27 February 1985
Marital status: Single
57 Outlands Road, Dingley, LE16 9SJ
Mob: 079 3316 8158
I am a hard-working individual who enjoys working. I am excellent at meeting deadlines. I have two years of experience in business, and I would like to contribute to a business with my excellent skills and past work experience.
Personal Profile Statement
A motivated, adaptable and responsible Computing graduate seeking a position in an IT position which will utilise the professional and technical skills developed through past work experiences in this field. I have a methodical, customer-focused approach to work and a strong drive to see things through to completion.
1991 – 1992 Collingham Gardens Nursery
1992 – 1996 Stamford Primary School
1996 – 2002 Hall Green Secondary School
2002 – 2004 A-Levels Sandwell Sixth Form College
October 2004 – June 2007 UCB, Birmingham BSc Psychology
Education and Training
2009 – 2013 BSc Computer Science (Hons) Aston University
2007 – 2009 BTEC National Diploma in IT Hall Green College
2000 – 2007 Bournville Secondary School
2011 – Present IT Support Assistant ABC Electronics Ltd.
2008 – 2011 IT Admin Dana Corporation
2006 – 2008 IT Assistant M&M Electric Vehicles Ltd.
2005 Cleaner K Lacey Ltd.
2003 – 2005 Housekeeper Plaza Hotel
2002 Packer Packaging Products Ltd.
2000 – 2001 Cleaner TB Group Inc.
Jun 2008 – Present IT Manager Maplins
Oct 2003 – Jun 2008 IT Support Officer Ladypool Warehouse Ltd.
Jan 1999 – Sept 2003 IT Admin West London Council
1996 – 1999 Various jobs Retail (sectors)
I enjoy skiing, hiking, playing football, bird-watching and going to Church on Sundays.
Good example (when applying for a Business Analyst job):
Hobbies and Interests
I enjoy reading non-fiction books, solving puzzles and socialising with friends and family.
Birmingham, West Midlands, B55 1KE, United Kingdom, Europe, World, Universe.
Tel: 078 4320 3833
Mrs Saima Khan
Flash Electronics Ltd.
Address: 24 St Denys Road, Postling, CT21 3QF
Tel: 0109 228 2091
Now that we’ve gone through all the sections of a CV we can now visually compare the two drastically different versions that we have reviewed:
If you’re still with us, then you fall into the second camp of readers: those that are committed, determined, and dedicated to their success and their careers.
Here is another bonus tip to improve your CV further:
We hope that these tips have been useful and please don’t forget to check out the rest of our website for more tips and advice.