Jobs Go Public CV Template
Writing a fabulous CV is one of the most difficult barriers we face while job hunting as it's vital to make a lasting impression. Here are our tips for putting together a great CV.
NAME AND CONTACT DETAILS
Don’t forget your contact details name and contact details.
It’s a recruiter’s worst nightmare when they receive a CV from a fantastic candidate but don't have their contact details.
Add your mobile number, email address and a link to your LinkedIn so that recruiters and employers can reach you.
Put the most recent employment first and don’t forget to include where you’re working now, your job title and the months and years you have been in the role.
Be honest! If you’ve only been there for three months then say so. Candidates who have embellished the truth have lost their jobs after employers have completed reference checks.
Addressing gaps in your CV
There could be many reasons why there is a gap in your employment: maternity or paternity leave, being made redundant, health issues etc.
Don’t hide it and be confident to talk about it. You don’t need to go into all the details, so give a brief explanation.
- Where you studied
- When you were there
- The type of qualification
- Your grade or predicted grade
If you're at the start of your career, you can also include completed modules and examples of high-grade coursework.
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
Don’t feel like you need to add any hobbies here unless they are relevant to a specific role. For example, a sports club membership for a sports role.
Related: 10 quick ways to update your CV
Writing prompts for your CV:
- What goes your typical day look like?
- Include numbers and statistics, like savings and budgets
- What have been your achievements?
- Show evidence of your experience.