How to write a CV

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This guide has been designed specifically for military spouses looking to take their next professional steps. It should help you to create a CV which positively reflects you and your experiences while also providing something you can be proud of.

This toolkit is for you if you;

  • are worried about how to present the many jobs you have had due to multiple postings,
  • have gaps in your CV and not sure how to explain them,
  • do lots of voluntary work but need advice on how to present it well

Remember, a CV is your opportunity to sell yourself to the reader. Focus on what you have done, not what you haven’t. If you don’t believe in yourself you can’t expect the reader to, so SELL YOURSELF!

When writing your CV always remember the “SO WHAT?” mantra; Why am I adding this information here, why is it important? Is it telling the reader/recruiter what I want it to tell them in the most succinct way?