City : CV Power Station : What is a CV for?
A CV is a one or two page document which lists your skills and experiences for you to give your future employer.
Everyone who is applying for a job has to have a CV, so if you don't already have one then create one now. Even if you think you don't have anything to put on your CV you will be surprised with how much you actually have. Take a look at our Skills Translator to see what you can talk about.
It is the first thing that your employer will see when you apply so you need to make sure that you do yourself justice.
On average your employer will spend 30 seconds looking at your CV so you need to grab their attention, here are some tips on how you can get them to spend longer on your CV:
- Make it clear and easy to read
- Don't have any spelling mistakes or typos
- Have an interesting personal statement
- Look professional
Your CV won't get you the job, but it might get you an interview so it is the first step.
Don't forget that a CV should always come with a cover letter. There is more advice on that in this building.
In this building you will get advice on what makes a good CV, templates to show you what it should look like and links to websites that can help you make a CV. So get started!
SBC Employment and Learning Advice service based at the Thomas Gray Centre in Slough can give you information, advice and guidance to help you learn a new skill, get into work and return to learning. Free individual interview with a qualified advisor. Call 01753 476611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment.