Preparing your CV

At Bruckshaw Associates, we are experts in CV preparation and will help to ensure that it not only reflects your skills and abilities, but that it stands out to prospective employers.

To get you started, we’ve put together some tips on what you need to include on your CV. We are only too happy to discuss your CV and your career ambitions with you, so please call us to arrange an appointment.

Contact details

You’ll need to provide your general contact information so that you can be contacted. This includes your name and address, along with a home and mobile number and an e-mail address. Don’t provide your work phone number or email address if it will be inconvenient for you to be contacted there.

Education and qualifications

In chronological order, starting with the most recent, detail your academic background. You should show grades obtained and any specific achievements.

Professional experience

Your professional experience section will provide any prospective employer with the background to your work history. In chronological order, starting with the most recent, detail your work experience to date. Set each role our clearly and concisely, highlighting your title, company name, commencement and completion dates. If you think it is necessary, write a short summary of the company including turnover, number of employees, industry sector/service provided.

Detail, in bullet point format, your main responsibilities and achievements in each position. Aim to keep these relevant to any prospective position that you are looking for. Also, detail any specialist knowledge that you may have acquired during your time with that company.

IT systems

It is important to have good, up-to-date systems skills. List all IT systems packages that you have had exposure to and state what level of experience you have in using them.

Languages

If you believe that language skills might be needed in jobs that you want to apply for, then use this section of your CV to list your language skills and state your level of competency and fluency in each language.

Interests

It is a good idea to include your main interests outside of work on your CV. Most employers look for well-rounded individuals who not only have a good academic record but also have other pursuits.

References

You don’t need to state specific referees on your CV. A good idea is to state that referees and details of professional qualifications will be provided on request.

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