Sometimes, you may need to give additional information for a particular job or because you have special qualifications.
| Your name First name Surname (for example, John Brown)
|| Include a good photo if you want or if requested
|| 17 Any Road, ANYTOWN, Anycountry
|| +44 171 123 4567
|| +44 171 123 4567
| Personal Information
|| Marital status:
| Date of birth:
|| State your date of birth in the form 1 January 1975 or January 1st, 1975
| Place of birth:
|| Town, Country
|| State the position or opportunity that you are looking for. (This must be short. One or two lines only.)
| Summary of qualifications
|| Make a short list of the qualifications you have for this job. (This should be short. Your full qualifications will appear later under 'Education').
| Professional experience
|| List your jobs in reverse chronological order (last is first).
|| List your university/school in reverse chronological order (last is first).
| Specialized skills
|| Any additional special abilities you have (for example, computer programming) that may be of interest to the employer.
| Patents and publications
|| List any relevant inventions you have made or books, articles and papers you have published.
| Additional professional activities
|| List any relevant work activities not listed elsewhere.
| Professional memberships
|| List any relevant professional associations or clubs of which you are a member.
| Extracurricular activities
|| List any relevant activities that you have outside work.
| Volunteer experience
|| List any relevant activities (present or past) that you have done unpaid.
| Awards received
|| List any relevant awards or prizes.
|| List any official recognition of you by a relevantorganization.
| Security clearance
|| For certain jobs with government or companies contracted by government, it may be necessary to state your level of authorization to work on classified or confidential projects.
| Civil service grades
|| If relevant, list your grades or levels as a civil servant (that is, state employee).
| Community activities
|| List anything you do for your local community (for example church or school) if it is important or relevant for this job.
|| If necessary, list the languages you can speak. You can use the following descriptions:
- mother tongue
- some knowledge
|| Details of travel and exposure to cultural experiences that may support your application.
| Interests and activities
|| List things that you like or like doing (for example governor of local school, going to opera, drama or tennis).
|| List your favourite leisure-time activities (for example, stamp-collecting). You should include this only if you think it will be interesting for the employer. You may prefer to include this under 'Interests and activities'.
| Additional information
|| Add any additional information that is necessary and relevant for a particular job.
|| If required, give the names and addresses of (two) people who can give you a reference. Alternatively, you can state 'Available on request.'
Unless you are applying to be Secretary General of the United Nations, it is probably best to limit your CV to a maximum of 2 pages.
Choose an easy-to-read typeface. Typefaces are designed for specific purposes. The standard typefaces Times New Roman or Arial are perfect for your CV. Not too small, not too large! A size of 12 point would be appropriate.