CV Template Download

 

 

Looking for a new role, but not sure your current CV is up to the job?

If you’re like most professionals, then you will be adding your latest skills and experience to your good old faithful CV that has served you well over the years.
Its time for a change, just because you have the skills and experience to do the job, your CV may be one of 10 so how do you make that hiring manager take note and short list you?
This CV template has been 96% successful in getting our candidates shortlisted.
The basics are as follows:

Personal statement

This is a great opportunity for you to taylor your CV to the role in question. We would suggest also setting your expectations, for example if you are looking for a company that can help you develop your career tell them what you are looking for, and in return what you have to offer them. This helps the hiring manager understand what you expect from your new employer (having done your research this should match what they are looking to offer) and in return for them investing in you what you offer them in return.

Key Achievements

This is the opportunity to show your prospective new employer what you have done that has added £ to the bottom line, I would advise identifying 5 achievements where you have either saved money, made money or improved efficiencies and give them the top 3 keeping 2 up your sleeve for the interview. for example:

  1. Improved Sales by £1.5 million within 12 months
  2. Reduced costs by £2 million within 24 months
  3. Improved processes within 18 months resulting in £1 million increase profit


Key Skills

This is where you highlight (bullet point) any technical skills etc

   
Education

Education should be included from GCSE (or equivalent) level onwards – in reverse-chronological order (with the most recent events at the top).

State the number qualifications achieved and general grades you received (Maths and English at the very least). If you’re awaiting results, you can state mock/expected results where possible; although this is not essential.

You can also include your degree classification, A level/IB (or equivalent) results and any other higher education diplomas if you have them.


Employment history

When it comes to your employment history – write in reverse-chronological order, with the most recent jobs coming at the top.

Then, use your work experience to demonstrate your relevant skills and abilities. But don’t just focus on your daily duties; you should also talk about the accomplishments and achievements you gained from each role.


Hobbies & Interests

This can help get your personality across as well as common interests that the team you would be working with may have, but if you don’t have any, don’t feel like you have to include them – especially if overused clichés like ‘socialising with friends’ and ‘watching films’ are all you can think of.

This can help get your personality across as well as common interests that the team you would be working with may have, but if you don’t have any, don’t feel like you have to include them – especially if overused clichés like ‘socialising with friends’ and ‘watching films’ are all you can think of.
Instead, only include hobbies are that are particularly unique (that you can expand on at an interview), prove your skills, and/or back up your motives for applying for the role.
If in doubt; ask yourself: will they help you get the job? If not, it’s best to leave them out.

References

Unless asked directly in the job posting, stating that references are available on request is fine.

However, always make sure you do have credible references.

Final thoughts

This is a template, not a ready-made CV.

This means that it’ll only be effective if you actually put the work in. So, before you get started – take some time to research the company and role and think about how your skills and experience make you a good fit.

Then, do this for every single job you apply for. Because although you won’t have to completely rewrite your CV each time, making small changes that make it tailored to the job are essential.

Good Luck we are here to help if you need us.