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Use your full name e.g Christopher not Chris, Samantha not Sam
Make sure your email address sounds professional
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Education

Start with your most recent and/or highest level of qualification

Add your Education
For example - GCSE, NVQ, A Level, BTEC, City and Guilds, Degree
This means your school, college or organisation where you studied
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If you are still studying the subject or course you can leave the 'To' date blank
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Add your Training
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Employment and Work Experience

This section allows you to include all types of ‘work’. You can include paid work and any work experience you may have had. Don’t forget to include any voluntary work you may have done.

Add Employment or Work Experience
You do not need to include your employers' address
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Skills

Focus on the skills required for the job. Check the job description or advert.

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References

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Additional Info

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Personal Profile Wordbank

accomplished
adaptable
articulate
assertive
attentive
committed
consistent
constructive
dependable
down-to-earth
effective
efficient
enthusiastic
flexible
focused
genuine
imaginative
intelligent
intuitive
inventive
knowledgeable
loyal
mature
methodical
motivated
open-minded
organised
outstanding
particular
patient
perceptive
pleasant
polite
practical
proactive
productive
reliable
resourceful
respectful
responsible
skilled
talented
team player
trustworthy
understanding
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Education Wordbank

Achieved
Administered
Assisted
Budgeted
Built
Calculated
Checked
Completed
Created
Delivered
Demonstrated
Designed
Developed
Established
Generated
Identified
Implemented
Improved
Installed
Introduced
Maintained
Managed
Obtained
Operated
Organised
Performed
Planned
Promoted
Redesigned
Reorganised
Researched
Solved
Started
Strengthened
Supervised
Supported
Tested
Trained
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Training Wordbank

Achieved
Administered
Assisted
Budgeted
Built
Calculated
Checked
Completed
Created
Delivered
Demonstrated
Designed
Developed
Established
Generated
Identified
Implemented
Improved
Installed
Introduced
Maintained
Managed
Obtained
Operated
Organised
Performed
Planned
Promoted
Redesigned
Reorganised
Researched
Solved
Started
Strengthened
Supervised
Supported
Tested
Trained
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Employment Wordbank

Achieved
Administered
Assisted
Budgeted
Built
Calculated
Checked
Completed
Created
Delivered
Demonstrated
Designed
Developed
Established
Generated
Identified
Implemented
Improved
Installed
Introduced
Maintained
Managed
Obtained
Operated
Organised
Performed
Planned
Promoted
Redesigned
Reorganized
Researched
Solved
Started
Strengthened
Supervised
Supported
Tested
Trained
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Skills Wordbank

Instead of saying “I am good at …” you could say … These are the some of the skills employers like to hear about.

Focussed on
Skilled at
Competent in
Committed to
With the ability to
Respectful of
Resourceful at
Effective at
With the ability to
Mindful of
An imaginative
A thoughtful
A discrete individual

Being punctual
Being conscientious
Being responsible
Communication
Customer care
Giving Information
Listening
Leadership
Marketing
Presentation skills
Problem solving
Speaking
Time management
Timekeeping
Reliable
Showing initiative
Using numbers
Using IT
Writing
Working with others
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Additional Info Wordbank

Assertive
Attentive
Committed
Consistent
Constructive
Dependable
Down-to-earth
Effective
Efficient
Enthusiastic
Flexible
Focused
Genuine
Imaginative
Intelligent
Intuitive
Inventive
Knowledgeable
Loyal
Mature
Methodical
Motivated
Open-minded
Organised
Outstanding
Particular
Patient
Perceptive
Pleasant
Polite
Practical
Proactive
Productive
Reliable
Resourceful
Respectful
Responsible
Skilled
Talented
Team player
Trustworthy
Understanding
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    • Keep your contact details up to date
    • 4 or 5 lines is about right
    • Use positive words – we have a word bank on this site to help you
    • Look at the job description and use it as a guide to write this section
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    Qualifications

    • Add qualifications relevant to the post you are applying for or for the type of job you are hoping to find
    • Don't fill the page with a list of qualifications. If you have a degree you will not always need to enter all your GCSEs.

    Training

    • Add any training you have done relevant to the post you are seeking.
    • Include formal and informal training - but - keep it short and relevant!
    • If you say you can do something you may be asked about it at an interview!
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    • Include the dates during which you were employed.
    • Include some brief details of your role. Explain your duties and responsibilities.
    • Write more detail about any roles that are relevant to the job you are seeking.
    • Try not to leave gaps in your work history. If you do have gaps you need to explain them – be positive!
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    Skills

    • Use headings, bullet points and an easy to read font
    • Check your spelling - or get someone to check it for you
    • Be positive - we have word bank on the site to help you
    • Remember - if you say you can do something you may be asked for more information at an interview
    • If someone helps you write a CV - make sure you read it through carefully

    References

    • You will need to provide references - usually 2 people. If possible one should be work related
    • The other may be a teacher or lecturer or someone who can give you a character reference.
    • Keep your references up to date.

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