CV checklist

There are different ways of presenting the information on your CV, but it should always include certain key information.

Personal details

A CV should contain a factual summary of personal details. Only use contact details where correspondence will reach you promptly.

A career aim

Can be useful to include when you wish to highlight your personal suitability for a targeted job/sector.

Educational qualifications

Are usually presented in reverse chronological order.

Work experience

When presenting work experience use positive words that demonstrate what you gained in the workplace.

Additional information

Use a CV to reveal the breadth and depth of your skills, interests, experience and achievements but do not let it exceed two pages.


Include names of referees and contact details (consult referees before nominating).