What is a CV?
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.