When it comes to looking for a job the first thing you need is a CV.
A CV lays out everything you have done in your career to date so that a potential employer can get to understand what you would bring as a worker.
It’s not easy to write, but it is worthwhile. . . and it should be your own work.
It’s generally said that a CV should be roughly 2 pages but that’s only sometimes true.
There used to be real reasons for this; If a CV was only 2 pages it could be delivered on one piece of paper (printing both sides) and there was less chance of losing page 2 in someone’s in-tray.
or, people have a short attention span, they don’t have time to read 5 pages.
These days nearly every agency and many companies use databases so a CV could be as long as you like, databases don’t get bored of reading.
However, If you are applying directly for a job (not via an agency) revert to the 2 page rule and customise your CV.
There shouldn’t be rules on this anymore, but there are. We’re suggesting a few headings for you but think it over and use those that fit you.
Usually these are clearly presented at the top of your CV.
Some other great words/phrases to put in could be Accurate, Confident, Hard Working, prompt.
Make a note of each job you had and the dates you worked there (from and to) and then a couple of lines about what you do/did.
Then, put that in to the CV document, with the most recent at the top.
List all of your relevant skills and achievements (backing them up with examples), and make it clear how you would apply these to the new role.
Start with your top qualification (so if your highest qualification is a degree put that at the top). Then work backwards..