CV (Curriculum Vitae)
Who needs a CV?
Sooner or later, everyone needs a CV. Usually to apply for a job but you could also be asked for a CV when you apply for apprenticeships voluntary work internships or work experience sixth forms or sixth form colleges.
Even if you’re not planning on making any of these applications right now, it may happen sooner than you think. What if a brilliant weekend job comes up that’s just right for you, or you need to start thinking about your work experience where a CV may be required. If you have a CV ready to be printed off or emailed, you’re more likely to be the one who gets the work experience or the job you are after!
Here is some information to help with the process:
https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/ Main website for the National Careers Service, there are links to job profiles, CV writing and other careers information
www.prospects.ac.uk- a web-site to help match skills and personalities to over 400 job profiles.
www.16personalities.com/ - helps to explore your personality type, is completely free and gives an informative and detailed profile. Can also help when writing personal statements and CV’s.
www.youthnetsouthampton.org.uk/cv_creator/index.php – This is a local website with a really good CV creator and job information including a fortnightly jobs bulletin for young people.