In this video, you will read through your existing CV and update your personal details,
work experience, and education.
It’s important that all the information in your CV is up to date, so that an employer
will see all of your experience.
First, read through your CV.
Every CV contains sections for your contact information, work experience, and education.
You also may have other sections, like “Skills,” “Awards,” or “Projects.”
If your CV does not have an "Experience" section and an "Education" section,
add them now.
Check that your contact information is accurate and complete.
An employer or other decision-maker will need this information to contact you for an interview.
Your contact information includes your first and last name,
your current address,
your email address,
and a phone number.
Then, review your work experience section.
It should include the name and location of each relevant job you have had,
the dates of your employment, and your job title.
You don't have to list all of the jobs you've ever had,
but include your current or most recent job.
Next, review the descriptions for each position.
The descriptions include a brief summary of your responsibilities in the role
and highlight skills that will appeal to an employer.
For example, if you're applying for a retail manager job
and have worked in the retail field before,
highlight skills like customer service, helping other employees,
or managing stock.
If you’ve had several jobs that required similar skills,
combine or delete the oldest ones to avoid repetition and save space.
A CV should only be one page long, so every word counts.
If you’ve developed skills in unpaid (voluntary) positions that would appeal to an employer,
include those as well.
For example, you may have gained management, customer service or social skills through
Once you have edited your work experience, update the Education section.
List any qualifications that you have or are working towards.
Start with the highest level qualification first.
Include your degrees or diplomas; A-levels or Level 3 Vocational courses as well as GCSEs
and any Level 2 vocational courses
for example BTECs or certificates.
Include the name and location of the school, and the dates you attended the school.
Now that you have updated your contact information, work history, and education to reflect your
most recent experience, move on to the next video to add action words to your CV.
Now, it’s your turn: Read through your CV,
And update your personal information, work experience, and education.