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Personal Details

Provide details of full name, address, phone, email, date of birth, driving license.
Personal Profile (and/or Attributes)
  • Type five to seven high impact statements that describe you. These are effectively your personal strengths. Be bold, confident and positive when you construct these key statements.
  • Make the descriptions fit the type of job you are seeking.
  • If you have a serious qualification and it is relevant, include it as the final point.
Experience (and/or Specialisms or Capabilities)
  • This is not your career history. It's a bullet points description of your experience and/or your capabilities.
  • Ensure that the experience/strengths included are relevant to the type of job that you are seeking.
Use powerful statements and be bold. Check that the language and descriptions look confident and positive. If you are at the beginning or very early stage of your career you will not have much or any work experience to refer to, in which case you must refer to other aspects of your life experience - your school, college or university experience, your hobbies, social or sports achievements.
Bring out the aspects that will be relevant to the way you would work. Prospective employers look for key indicators of integrity, enthusiasm, passion, determination, initiative, creativity, originality, organisational ability, planning, cost-management, people-skills, technical skill, diligence, reliability,depending on the job; so find examples from your life, and encapsulate them in snappy, impressive statements. Go for active not passive descriptions, ie where you are making things happen, not having things happen to you.
High impact descriptions of your major achievements. Separate, compact, impressive statements. Ensure you refer to facts, figures and timescales - prospective employers look for quantitative information - hard facts, not vague claims. Again they must be relevant to the role you are seeking.
Career History
A tight compact neatly presented summary of your career history. Start with the most recent or present job and end with the first. Show starting and finishing years - not necessarily the months. Show company name, city address - not necessarily the full address. Show your job title(s). Use a generally recognised job title if the actual job title is misleading or unclear.
If you have little work experience you can combine Career history into one section.
Education and Qualifications
Give details of your school, college or University together with dates. List your qualifications and levels of achievement.