What is a CV?

Untitled design (53)A CV is basically a document that details everything about your education, work experience/career history and training, with a little bit of personality thrown in!  CV stands for Curriculum Vitae and is a Latin expression which can be loosely translated as [the] course of [my] life.

In the UK, CV’s should be no longer than 2 pages long and are typically typed in MS Word and then printed onto plain white or cream paper.

A CV has your name and and contact details in a prominent position at the top of the first page to ensure they stand out.  The first part of the CV is usually your personal profile which is a short paragraph or two giving an insight into your work ethic and personality, this is followed by work experience/career history, qualifications and training, key skills, personal details, hobbies/interests and references from previous employers or tutors.

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