How to make a cv

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Personal Achievements You can use this section to highlight any personal achievements you are particularly proud of. Use examples that are not used anywhere else in your CV. They can be academic,work related, voluntary or social. Extra Curricular Activities This is your opportunity to show what a well rounded individual you are. Do not write a list but provide a short paragraph, or use bulletpoints, and describe your interests and activities. Referees If you have space you can add the full name, address, telephone number/fax and email of your referees. If you are a student or a very recentgraduate, you would normally include one academic referee and one employer or personal referee (not a member of your family). If you do not have room to add the referees details, you can add a singlesentence: References available upon request

Writing a CV

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For more information and guidance on issues such as this please contact the careers department in Marsh Building.careershelp@uclan.ac.uk

CV Tips First of all, there is no such thing as a perfect CV , there are many different ways to write them and depending on your background and skills it needs to be tailored to you.We have put together some tips for you to get started.

Skills Section If you don t have a lot of experience you can put this section in to highlight your skills, you can also change them dependingon the job you are applying for. E.g. communication skills, IT, Organisation. Use these as headings and then write a snappy sentence and try to use academic examples or work experience. Education andQualifications

The CV format The presentation is important and can be achieved in a variety of ways. Presentation includes: headings, sub-headings, font type (usually Times or Arial), size of text(usually 12 for the body), bullet points and indentation, shading, length (normally no more than 2 sides of A4), boxes and lines. Make sure you choose a format and stick to it throughout. It should...
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