Remember these key points:
- Your CV should be no more than two pages, printed on good quality A4 white paper
- Use a cover letter to highlight any relevant experience relating to the job you are applying for
- Remember your CV is there to get you to the interview - you can go into further detail at that stage
- Check your spelling and grammar
The CV should have your name at the top, (not the words "Curriculum Vitae"). Immediately below that:
- Your contact details (telephone, mobile, email, address)
- A profile sentence summarising your professional self in third-person
- Follow this if necessary, by a few bullet points highlighting key skills
This section should proceed in date order, starting with the most recent.
- List the employer, your job title and dates you worked there
- Use bullet points, not a long paragraph
- As you head backwards in time, thin out the details
This section should also proceed in date order, starting with the most recent.
- Group the qualifications together by establishment or tier, as appropriate
- Include dates
- Include any ongoing study or pending examinations
Keep this section succinct but indicate any useful skills not covered elsewhere.
- Add any team sports or organisations you take part in
- Mention any positions of responsibility, for example being captain of a team
- Volunteer work can be included here too
There is a very good section on CV advice on the BCSWomen website