A Curriculum Vitae (CV) shows what you have done with your life so far - your education, training, work experience and skills in a nutshell.
The aim of the CV is to present positive information about you in a way that makes the employer want to meet you. It takes time to produce a good CV and it should always be kept up to date.
There are different types of CVs that you can use to show off your skills and achievements. Take a look at the templates below
- Formal CV template.doc- for use when you have employment experience.
- Skill-based CV template.doc - for use if you have some employment history.
- School leaver CV template.doc - for use if you have just left school and have no work history.
- General CV template.doc - which can be adapted for any use.
More information can be found on the National Careers Service website.
Additional web pages to help you build your CV: