CV Checklist

Your CV sells you so it should be detailed, up to date and relevant!

1. Contact details

Your cv should contain your full name address, contact numbers (mobile and landline) and email address are included. This will avoid any delay in us being able to reach you or assess your suitability for the role based on location.

2. Profile

Usually a CV will start with either a profile or career objective. This section should be reviewed each time you apply for a role as it may need to be tweaked to suit the type of position you are applying to. You should be mindful to sell your key areas of experience, suitability, skills and achievements.

3. Qualifications

Start with your most recent education and work your way back. Please include dates qualifications was achieved, education establishment you gained it through and full qualification name (including any levels).

4. Employment History

Your employment history should begin with your most recent job and work back from there. The layout of each role should include the month and year (from and to) of your employment, employer name and job title. Please also show any progression in job titles within your roles.

2. Job description

Ensure each of your roles include a full job description covering: (depending on your background)

  • qualification/vocation/subject and level you assess / verify
  • expand to include classroom/work-based delivery experience where relevant
  • management duties, team sizes
  • business development duties, sales targets/performance
  • vocational experience to support your competencies e.g. if you are a Retail Assessor, ensure you have a clear retail background that demonstrates your competency in this sector.
  • finally, please also ensure that you have expanded on the experience relevant to the post you are applying to.

6. Interests

This area will help make your cv more individual and can be of great interest to a prospective employer. You should be mindful of how it reads and how much you include. Voluntary work, achievements and hobbies/interests etc can show your ability to commit, organisational skills, team work and link developed skills to the post available.

7. Additional information

You may want to include if you are a car owner driver, list any relevant memberships or additional work carried out to maintain your competency /skills

8. References

Please include “references available on request”. Full reference details can be obtained upon a job offer.

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