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Writing your CV

Having a good set of transferable skills puts you in a good position to start thinking about finding the right job for you.

Start with your curriculum vitae (CV) and think about how you can tell potential employers that you are the right person for the job.

What should you include in your CV?

  • Your name and contact details
  • Your education history including any qualifications you have
  • Your work history
  • A personal statement that sets out why you think you meet the requirements of the job
  • The names and contact details of two people who will act as referees. Remember to ask them before sharing their details with anyone else.

Top tips for a CV

  1. Give examples to illustrate the points you are making.
  2. Check your spelling and grammar.
  3. Stress your transferable skills and how you think they can be used in the job role.
  4. Include a personal statement that says why you want to work in social care.
  5. List your previous work experience (including any volunteer or work experience) and state how the skills you have could relate to care work.
  6. Include your digital credential from this course.

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