School Leaver CV Template
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Writing a school leaver CV for the first time can be a bit tricky.
So, we’ve put together a template to help you write a CV that will have employers fighting over you like the last chicken piece in a KFC bucket.
Click on the button below to download your FREE template now...
How do I use the school leaver CV template?
- 1Once the template has downloaded, it will open as a Microsoft Word docx document. Select ‘Enable Editing’ so that you can edit the template, then start filling it in!
- 2Begin by adding your personal details at the top of the document. Ensure your email address is appropriate, email@example.com isn’t going to impress an employer.
- 3In the section titled PROFILE, there are a few tips for writing your personal profile. Delete the grey font after you have finished.
- 4In the KEY SKILLS text box, there are a few examples of the sort of key skills that you should be including. Aim for between 8-10 key skills, and use the bullet points as a clear, concise and reader-friendly method of conveying what you can bring to the company.
- 5You can also use bullet points in the EDUCATION section as a way of presenting your A-level or GCSE grades. There is an example within the template. (Ensure you remove the example when you are entering your own information.)
- 6In the EMPLOYMENT/WORK EXPERIENCE section, give start and end dates for each period of employment. Again, use bullet points to list your main responsibilities and achievements. . . such as, Were you a team leader at work, or trusted with cashing up? Did you win employee of the month? Employers go absolutely crackers for this sort of information.
- 7Ensure the interests and extra-curricular activities you mention are a) relevant to the scheme/job you are applying for b) are interests that showcase your skills. . . like organisation, communication, teamwork etc.
- 8You’re welcome to change the fonts, but make sure they are professional looking. Georgia and Times New Roman are perfect. Comic Sans is never okay.
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