Creating a CV

A laptop and a CV

A CV is a short, written summary of your skills, achievements and work experience. You use it in the first stage of applying for jobs. Some employers might ask you to complete an application form, while others will ask for a copy of your CV instead. 

Why is your CV important?

A CV is your first chance to promote yourself to an employer and a good CV can help you get to an interview. You can use it to apply for advertised jobs or to introduce yourself to employers you’d like to work for. 

How can we help?

Our team will help you to review a job listing and can work with you to identify what an employer is looking for. Then we’ll help you to understand how you can tailor your CV to highlight how you meet the job description and person specification. We’ll coach you in how to showcase your qualifications, training past jobs or volunteering experience too.

Contact the Careers and NEET Service Sunderland for advice and guidance, or to make an appointment, on 0191 561 4084 or email YP.careers@togetherforchildren.org.uk.

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