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CV Guidance
IRS Recruitment offers CV guidance and templates to help you to build your CV.

Download our CV Template (right click and save as) to help you get started.

As an opportunity to sell yourself, your CV should be clear, concise and laid out in a logical order as follows:
Your details - Include your full name, current address, home and mobile numbers and an email address so a potential employer can contact you easily.

Profile – Write a short paragraph detailing your main strengths and skills in relation to the key requirements of the job that you are applying for. This is your chance to stand out and make a good first impression.

Employment / Assignments - Should be included in chronological order, starting with the most recent. List the job title, company name, location and dates of your employment for each company. Your most current role should feature more prominently.

Education - List your academic achievements at all levels (starting with University, College or Senior School as applicable). You should include the school name, dates you attended, subjects studied and the grades achieved.

Extra-curricular achievements - Provide details of any professional development and training you have done, such as work experience. Voluntary roles and extra-curricular interests can also be included in this section, and should reflect positive transferable skills. The achievements should be relevant to the job that you are applying for and bullet points can be used to list key points.

References - If applicable, you should list two referees who can be contacted for references by the employers. Names, addresses and contact details should be included.

To find out our top CV tips visit here.

Should you need help with your CV, we also provide a CV writing service. To find out more, please call our friendly team today on 0333 600 6100.

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