CV writing is a bit of an art, you need to concisely document your academic and commercial experience in a way that enhances your application for a specific role. It should get your foot in the door, but be careful of over selling yourself, your interview will be far more telling as to your aptitude to make the role a success.
There are so many excellent sources of information on CV writing online, go and take a look! Companies that provide a writing service and of course help from friends and colleagues to cross check your work.
Here are a few good sources of information:
- Careers Service CV Builder
- REC CV writing and various workers rights documents etc
- Graduates Site with Skills Selling help
- Apprenticeship Help and Advice
Basically a CV should:
- Be concise, be well formatted with easy to read typeface.
- Be absolutely honest - you will be tested on its content
- Be free of repetition, unnecessary content, poor grammar and spelling
- Be in an easily downloadable format
- Cover areas of practical skills but also key achievements and aspirations
Most of all it should persuade the reader that they need to know more about you!