My First CV

How to write your first CV

Compiling your CV for the first time can be quite daunting.

Even those that have been reviewing their CVs and have a long history in the workplace will tell you that there are lots of opinions on how a CV should be laid out.

I have been helping job seekers for over 20 years and whenever I give out help and advice I remind individuals that it is their CV and they need to feel that it reflects them, that they should be proud of it and confident using it. If you have acted upon CV writing advice and not been pleased with the results, then it's simply not 'your' CV any longer.

This is a series of 'how to' videos for someone leaving education and looking to get their first CV together.

Clare Wight is the founder and owner of Clarity Appointments and has been in recruitment for over two decades, helping school leavers right up to Chief Financial Officer. She has been a member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation since the start of her recruitment career and in recent years has been a regional director for TEAM, The Employment Agents Movement, supporting fellow recruiters.

Her voluntary work includes supporting a local Rotary Club and sixth form college to get young people ready for the world of job hunting.

My First CV - Getting Started

My First CV Part 1 - The Structure

My First CV Part 2 - Education

My First CV Part 3 - Hobbies & Interests

My First CV Part 4 - Work Experience

My First CV Part 5 - The Profile

My First CV Part 6 - The Review