Writing a CV for summer jobs

If you are interested in summer jobs, one of the first things that you will have to consider is how to present your CV. As this is the first document that the employer will see, and as it is this document that the employer will use to assess your suitability for the vacancy, you should dedicate a lot of time and effort into ensuring that your CV is as good as it possibly can be.

Get the basics right

First thing's first; ensure your CV has a good basic layout and format. The idea is to keep it to-the-point and only include your most relevant and impressive skills and experience. Cut out any waffle, filler information and clichés. After this, you should hopefully be left with a one page CV.

However, make sure that it doesn't look cramped or poorly spaced - it should be pleasant to look at. Two pages is fine if you can't fit all the information you need onto one page.

Ensure that your CV includes the following essential information: your name and contact details, your education and your career history. It's a good idea to break the CV into sections with relevant subheadings.

Tailor the CV for the job

Next you should consider how best to present your CV for the job in question. Different jobs will require you to emphasis different skills and experience. It's a good idea to save a couple of versions of your CV to best reflect the type of summer jobs you are applying for.


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