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What is a CV (Curriculum Vitae)? πŸ“œ

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What is a CV (Curriculum Vitae)? –

Introduction πŸ‘‹

A CV is a written summary of your work experience, skills, and education.

“Curriciulum Vitae” is a latin word which means “course of life”.

CVs are most commonly used to help people to get jobs.

Employers will ask you for a copy of your CV, so that they can learn about you and consider how suitable you are for a job.

Employers often see hundreds of CVs on a regular basis. Making sure that your CV stands out is very important!

How are CVs structured? πŸ—οΈ

Your CV can be structured any way that you want, but should generally include things like:

  • Contact details – e.g. your name, phone number, address, email address πŸ“¨
  • Personal statement – a brief summary of who you are, what you’re looking for πŸ‘‹
  • Knowledge and skills – you should tailor this section to fit the job you’re looking for! 🧠
  • Work experience – put your most recent experience at the top. This could include things like volunteering jobs if you do not have experience πŸ’Ό
  • Education/qualifications – put your most recent at the top! πŸŽ“
  • Key achievements – what are the most impressive things you’ve achieved that an employer will be interested in? πŸ…
  • Interests/hobbies – include this section if you’ve got any hobbies or interests that relate to the job that you’re applying for πŸ“š

Conclusion πŸ‘

So that’s it!

Hopefully you’re feeling more confident about understanding what a CV is, and what they look like.

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