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Writing a CV

Learn more about the types of CV you can create, what you'll need to include and the best way to present your information.

Employers can spot generic CVs a mile off – these usually end up in the bin. A successful CV reflects the criteria set out in the job description and person specification.

This means that you'll need to do your research into the company and the job before you even start to write your CV. Use our handy checklist as you're going through the process of creating your CV.

Types of CV

While there is no such thing as a perfect CV, you can present your information in a way that makes the most of what you have to offer.

What to include

We outline all of the information employers expect to find on a CV, including career goals, references and interests, to name a few.

How to present your information

Learn more about conveying your skills and experiences using the right formatting, positive, active language and your own style of writing.