What Personal Details to include on your CV! - CV Plaza

What Personal Details to include on your CV!

The Personal Details section has the priority over all other sections and is located completely at the top of the CV. That is the first thing the reader will see.

The following image shows the Personal Details section of Claude Akins:

Preview of how to present your personal details on a CV

The personal details that people generally reveal on their CVs fall into two categories:

1) Essential to Include in the Personal Details section

  1. Name (in big, bold writing)
  2. Address
  3. Telephone number
  4. Email address

2) Optional to Include in the Personal Details section

So what should you include in your personal details section of your CV?

That is entirely up to YOU –there is no such thing as the perfect CV; it’s your personal sales brochure, so you ultimately decide how you want to present yourself.

Having said that, we are more than happy to help you make up your mind! Please look through our other related articles which will help you in making the right decisions on what to include in the Personal Details section on your CV.

Please note: our website is still in the process of being updated with more content.

Length of the Personal Details Section on a CV

As a rule of thumb: keep it short! Your CV can only be two pages long, so it’s a good idea if you keep this personal details section brief on your CV.

To start with, you have to include all the essentials (name, address, telephone number, email address) and you may – if you wish so – also include one or two optional pieces of information.

A word of warning: keep your CV and personal details professional!

Consider the following two email addresses:

  • Sharky_badman_1987@live.co.uk
  • Heavymetalss_light91@hotmail.com

What is wrong with these two email addresses? There are three things wrong with them, they are:

  1. Unprofessional
  2. Unprofessional
  3. Oh yeah, before I forget: UNPROFESSIONAL!

Please ensure that you use an appropriate email address on your CV. It may not make your chances of getting an interview, but it sure can destroy your chances if you get it wrong.