CV Writing Tips
- A CV should fit onto no more than 2 pages. Please describe the position, location, duties and ages of children (if any). Try to vary the wording so it is not repetitious. Also include any extra duties that were asked in the posts e.g. extensive international travel, arranging travel plans, house or pet setting, etc.
- Presentation is key; make sure you use uniform style and legible fonts (Arial or Times, size 12 is the safest option).
- Check your spelling!
- Telephone number
- Email address
- Photograph (not essential but enables us to read your CV on a more personal level)
A cover note is particularly important so we are able to locate the most suitable jobs for you. Use this opportunity to sell yourself by expressing why you would suit the position, highlighting your relevant achievements.
It would be helpful if you could specify what Visa you are currently on, if you hold a driving licence, what type of work you were looking for and where you would like to work.
This personal statement should not be more than 10 lines long.
Qualifications (Most Recent First)
- Start and end dates (month and year is fine) of the course/ degree
- Name of establishment
- Qualification gained
Career History (Most Recent Job First)
- Dates – start and finish (month, year)
- Name of employer
- Age and sex of children at the start of the position (where appropriate)
- Details of duties (include hours worked per week, any extra duties such as proxy parenting, school runs, travelling with the family)
- Reason for leaving would be helpful
This gives the client and agency a well-rounded view of your personality.
Provide reasons for a career change or an explanation of gaps in your career history.
References (Most Recent First)
References will be checked so you must provide full contact details of previous employers (name, address and telephone numbers). It is a good idea to include these on a separate sheet to provide only once registered.