A fantastic CV can make a great first impression so it’s really important to get it right.<br />Inspiring Internsare here to give you some handy hints and top tips to make sure your CV stands out from the crowd.<br />
What to include… <br />Contact details<br />Make sure you have an up-to-date:<br /><ul><li>email address
Keep it originalandwell written – don’t fill it with clichés (‘I can work both independently and as part of a team’ is a classic!)</li></li></ul><li>What to include… <br />Qualifications<br /><ul><li>The biggest tip we can give you here is tobe honest
Start with your most recentqualification and work from there
If you have a degree, there’s no need to state every GCSE grade, just state how many A*-C’s you have</li></li></ul><li>What to include… <br />Work experience<br /><ul><li>Start with your most recent work placement/job
Include thedatesyou worked there, the company name and address yourresponsibilities
Use action words such as developed, organised andplanned
Emphasise your enthusiasmandwillingness to learn</li></li></ul><li>What to include… <br />Photograph<br /><ul><li>Make sure this is appropriatefor the role you’re applying for
For example, for a role in finance, a black and white head shot would be great
For a more creativerole, a more laid-back, natural photo would suit the role more</li></li></ul><li>What to include… <br />Interests and achievements<br /><ul><li>Keep this section brief, but use it to show an employer that you’re a rounded individual
Don’t include too many solitary activities such as watching TV or stamp collecting.
Show that you’re sociableand have a range of interests
Any interests related to the job are also worth a mention, as are activities that show off your leadershipandteamworkskills</li></li></ul><li>What not to include… <br /><ul><li>Salary details
Spelling and grammatical mistakes (get a friend to proofread your CV for you!)
Reference details (simply put ‘reference details on request’)
Length isn’t everything…your CV should be no longer thantwo pages</li></li></ul><li>Congratulations!<br />Now that your CV is looking top-notch, why not polish up your interview technique with our helpful guide:<br />Or learn how to make the most of your internship. <br />
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