It’s a daunting old task, trying to second guess what information is relevant, what this specific job is looking for. Should you highlight the fact you were top costume designer in the last school placement you were in, or should you concentrate more on how you demonstrated good maths skills with your year 5 class? We would suggest, stick it all in. When you think of all the applications for that one job, the employee will be looking for someone who’s character shines through as well as their ability.
Here is a template we’ve put together to get all your information you need into your CV. If you are applying to a Welsh Language School, write your CV in welsh.
Who are you?
Email address (make sure it’s appropriate)
Information such as your Date of Birth and NI Number is not required at this stage.
A brief outline of your character, interests and what you’re looking for or can offer your new position.
Start with listing your most recent achievement (this will be different for everyone, but here’s an example)
Degree – (University, dates attended and results)
A level – (College/School, dates attended with subjects and results)
GCSE’s – (School(s), dates attended with number of subjects from A-C grade)
Start with listing the most recent position.
Where was your placement, the dates you were employed in this position and the position you held.
Explain the duties you had and what you contributed to the work placement.
You must fill in any gaps in your employment history (i.e. job seeking, travelling, volunteering) with dates.
Interets and hobbies
What ever it is, put it in! From cycling, tap dancing, learning circus tricks, flower arranging it’s all relevent, your employer may be able to relate to any of your interests and hobbies.
Here we suggest, ‘Available upon request’ because the employer may be interested to hear from an alternative person to who you’ve suggested. This is best to discuss at interview/registration stage.
This is a helpful template for you to follow if you are struggling with putting together a CV. Should you have any further questions or require more advice please do not hesitate to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01554 705065