About Sally Western

Has responsibility for students on Geography, Physics, Politics, History and International Relations programmes

The Skilful CV

Skilful CVs

Have you mentioned your skills on your CV? If not, read on!

Employers want to know what skills you can offer them & they’ll be looking through your CV for evidence of these. They may be looking for technical skills such as certain IT programming skills, or languages, but they’ll also be on the look-out for what we call transferable skills. Examples of these include communication, team working and decision-making.

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Stylish or not?

Have you written your CV yet? If so, what’s your style? If you don’t know what I’m on about, read on. Your CV is a factual document which is literally a ‘record of your life’. It contains information about your education, work experience and interests, amongst other things. But in today’s competitive job market having a CV that really ‘sells you’ and helps you stand out from all the other graduates out there isn’t just desirable, it’s essential. So, you need to think about more than just the facts to get you that job. Choosing a suitable style for your CV is really important if you’re going to show off your unique selling points, catch the reader’s eye and, ultimately, get yourself an interview. After all, that’s the point of a CV – to get you in front of the employer.

There’s many ways to style your CV, but the 2 main styles that you’ll come across at this stage in your career are probably Chronological and Skills-based.

So, have a quick look at this article to see the difference and look here for more advice and guidance and for some sample CVs.