How to write a CV

Your CV is your opportunity to present your skills and experience for the role you’re applying.


At the very least, a strong CV should help promote you and secure interviews. Use the following guidelines below to write and submit your CV.

What information should a CV include?

A good CV should include information under the headings below. The order in which you present these can be varied slightly and you should be willing to tailor your CV to promote your suitability for any particular application, according to the description/specifications of the particular job.

Pre Employment Screening

Once you accept an offer, our Pre Employment Screening Team will verify the employment history and relevant professional qualifications you outlined on your application/CV. This makes it absolutely essential that all of the information you provide is accurate at the point of application and post offer as it will be checked rigorously (although active checks won't be made against social networking sites).

Also, if you are joining a business area with Government and public sector clients, further checks will be carried out in line with the Government’s Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS), including a criminal record check and proof of residence.