writing your cv
Before registering with
Baxter Personnel, ensure your CV is giving prospective
employers the best possible image.
Here is a straightforward format for a clear and concise CV.
Name: Write your name in full and in
Address: Give your full address
Telephone: Give your daytime, evening and
mobile numbers if possible, remember, the easier it is for a
company to contact you the more likely you are to get asked in for
Date of Birth: Day, month and year
Personal Profile / Objective
Statement: This is your chance to give a short
overview of your skills, qualities, hopes, and plans written in a
The content should be relevant to the job that you are applying
for and should be written in such a way that it encourages the
prospective employer to read the rest of your CV.
Employment: It is
important to give a prospective employer a complete account of your
working life thus far. If you leave any gaps in your employment
history, or if you are vague with dates, the prospective employer
may assume the worst and decide not to invite you to interview.
Include paid and unpaid work, full-time or part-time, sandwich
placements or vacation jobs.
Start with your most recent work experiences as these are the
most relevant, working backwards to your earliest positions.
Dates: Include the month and year, e.g.
From June 1994 to Sept 2002
Job Title: Give your job title, your
employer name and whether the post was full or part time
Duties: List your main duties and
Skills Used: List the skills you have used
and developed in performing this role. By identifying skills used,
you can give a potential employer a clearer picture of your
abilities. Remember, employers employ
people for their skills, not their certificates.
Try and put slightly more detail into recent job descriptions
and slightly less detail into those job descriptions which are less
relevant because they were a long time ago, were junior positions,
or were in positions completely unrelated to the type of job which
you are currently seeking.
Additional Skills: Keyboard skills /
computer literacy, the ability to drive, car ownership and language
fluency are all useful assets and should be included.
Education and Training: List your
education including any training courses that you have been on
which are relevant to the position which you are seeking.
Start with your most recent experience of education or training,
as this will usually be most relevant to your prospective employer,
and work back to your secondary education.
From: List the dates when you were on the
Course: List the place of study and the
Details: Give an overview of the course
content, dissertation topic if relevant and grades achieved if