Creating a great CV shows off what you do best!
There are some things you’ll need to put your CV together:
- A computer. If you don’t have one, go to your local library or use a computer at school.
- GCSE and A-level results, with the dates you passed.
- Work experience details. What did you do while you were there? Did you get a reference from the company?
- Personal references. From a friend or member of your family.
- Lots of research. Get to know the company you’re applying to. Then you can tailor your CV to them.
Remember to take a look at your friends’ and family’s CVs. They’ll give you a good idea of how your’s could look. Also, remember:
- Tell the truth. Don’t lie about what you’ve done. They’ll know at your interview.
- Keep your CV short. It should be no longer than two pages, maximum.
- Make it smart. Black print, white paper, using a legible font like Arial (size 12).
- Be logical. Start with your name and address. Then school and qualifications. Then write about any work experience.
- Prove it. Make sure your spelling is spot on and that everything makes sense.
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