What are the best tips for writing a CV?

A CV gives your next potential employer an insight into what experience and skills you would bring to their company.

The important information that you should include on your CV generally is your name, contact details, education and qualifications and any relevant work history.


Below are some basic rules for writing a clear and concise CV.

Personal details

These details include your name, address, email and telephone number. These details are important as if you limit the methods in which you can be contacted you may miss out on that job opportunity. 

Personal statement

Don’t be afraid to tell your potential employer a bit about yourself. This could include what your career goals are or what you like to do in your spare time. It’s not essential but some employers find it interesting to understand potential employees. Just remember to keep it short.




You don’t have to include which years you achieved your results or which school/college you achieved the grades. Its accepted if you include your subject and grade alone.

Work History

when outlining your work history, we recommend following the layout below:

  • Employer:
  • Date:
  • Role:
  • Duties:

List your most recent role first.


Before providing someones details for a reference, you should ask them permission. This ensures that they are prepared to provide a reference. Also many employers will not approach your referee unless they are considering offering you the role. It is acceptable to state that “References are available on request”.






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