Your CV is a document that tells an employer why they should give you the job. Use it to show off all the best things about you! To help, we’ve put some information together about what all CVs should include:
Your Contact Details - a phone number and an e-mail address so employers can get hold of you.
A short personal statement - this is the first thing an employer will read. Remember to put what you’re good at as well as the type of work you are looking for.
Work experience – Don't forget to include voluntary and unpaid roles. They should be listed in date order from most recent, with the name of the employer, job title and the dates you worked there.
Education - List your qualifications. You should write the dates, subjects and what grades you achieved.
Other training or personal achievements – this is your chance to show off! It could be anything from a local art competition, driving license or dance medals.
References - if you’re offered a job the employer will usually ask for 2 references which can be previous employers, a teacher or a job coach. You don’t need to put them on your CV but it’s good to have them to hand for when the employer asks for them.
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