Your first and family name to appear at the top of each page — not "CV"
CV template rules: Maximum length is two pages; do use an internet friendly font such as Ariel or Times New Roman and don’t use heavy graphics, tables, images or complex formatting that may corrupt when your CV is emailed. It would be better to include a link to a webpage or share a file.
A statement of about 30 to 40 words that describe your work skills, such as highly organised, ability to work in a team or alone, motivated by a challenge. Don’t just list your own personal ambitions here, employers want to hire people that will contribute and add value to organisations — so, what are you going to do for them?
List the institution that you studied at, the start and finish date, subject, type of qualification and the grade.
Institution, 00/00/0000 — 00/00/0000, course, qualification, grade
If you specialised at any point or did a paper or project that is relevant to the type of job that you would like to do, write about it here, but use no more than 40 words. Help your prospective employer by avoiding jargon, explaining any new ways of being graded and talking up the benefits of what you have studied. Remember anyone can learn the theory, you need to demonstrate that you can apply it and that it’s useful. If you are a recent post-graduate, also list your AS level qualifications, including where and when you studied for them, the subject and the grade. If you are a mature, recently-qualified FE student, list your highest qualification (in the same way as above) only.
For example: Researched, planned and authored 12,000 word dissertation on new trends in information sharing via social networks — managed deadlines, liaised with dissertation co-ordinator and developed analytical and research skills by successfully interviewing 10 experts for advice and opinion to inform paper. Findings to be published on online news site Mashable.
Great if you have one; list your most recent jobs first, picking out the skills that you used and expertise that you developed that’s relevant to the type of work you are interested in doing. Detail the organisation that you worked for, the start and finish dates and your job title. If you are nervous about naming the company that you work for, describe it instead (for example; major multiple/supermarket chain instead of Tesco or Sainsbury’s). Don’t describe role and responsibilities, instead talk about your achievements and contributions to the business. It’s not what you did but how you did it that counts.
Organisation, 00/00/0000 —