CV writing

Curriculum Vitae (CV) Writing

 
(USE THE RESOURCES AT THE END OF THIS PAGE
TO LEAD YOU THROUGH CREATING YOUR OWN)

What is a CV?

CV is short for the Latin term "curriculum vitae" which means "the story of your life". A CV is an outline of your education and experience. Its purpose is to get you an interview.

When would you use a CV?

You would use a CV where

  • All colleges request a CV to apply for a course
  • A job advert requests a CV. Send your CV with a Covering Letter. 
  • A job advert asks you to apply in writing. Send your CV with a Covering Letter or write a longer letter of application.
  • You want to make speculative approaches to organisations. This is where you contact organisations where you would like to work.

What is it for?

Your CV is your own personal marketing tool. It gives you the chance to 'sell' your skills and experiences to the potential employer. You should use it to emphasise your strong points - to make your application stand out. Your aim is to get the employer to interview you.

Employers use CVs to decide whom to interview, or CVs may be sorted to decide whom not to interview. Employers might throw out all the untidy CVs. Presentation is very important.

You will not know exactly what the employer is looking for. However, by preparing a well-presented CV containing information that supports your application in the most positive way, you give yourself the best chance of getting the all-important interview.

CVs can also set the agenda for interviews and will have a strong influence on what will be discussed. Therefore, it is vital to remember that you are likely to be questioned on any information in your CV.

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