What should be on my CV?

Personal details

Full name, address, mobile number and email address.


In 1 or 2 sentences, summarise and emphasise your key attributes and your intended future career path.

Employment History & Work Experience

Place this before Education if you have been working for a while. Start with your most recent job, detailing your experience concisely in bullet points.

Education & Training

Start with your most recent qualifications and work back to the ones you received at school.

Language Proficiency

If you speak more than one language, this element distinguishes your CV if you are applying for a job at an international company.


Include your academic/professional achievements to distinguish yourself from other candidates.


Include this if relevant to the soft skills needed for the job.


Name two people (not relatives), along with their email address and phone number, who may be contacted by the employer for a reference.

Try to keep your CV to 3 pages maximum and always check for grammatical and spelling errors!


How Should I Write My CV

Your CV should demonstrate your unique blend of skills and experience. Make sure you include examples of commercial success, problem resolution or management achievements.

Keep it simple

Your choice of font and layout are key to making sure a would-be employer carries on reading your CV. Simple formats work best.

Don‘t be generic

Work out who or which industry sector your CV is destined for and tailor it to highlight the right aspects of your experience for them.

Check and check again

Avoid errors at all costs. This means spelling mistakes, dates which conflict with one another and incorrect email address and phone number.


Quickly sending off an old CV will look unprofessional, so make sure that yours is regularly updated to meet the requirements of any jobs you see advertised.

Use a template. By following a CV template you are not restricting the way in which you can express yourself, but you will find that your CV becomes easier to read and covers all the most important aspects of your work history.


Next Steps

Ensure you have your CV checked by a careers advisor, friend or colleague. Whatever stage of your career, you can call or email an Aeropeople Recruitment Consultant for advice. This is free of charge and may lead to you landing your dream job!

Get in touch now! CV@aeropeople.com

Whilst creating your CV, why not also have a look at our ever changing Job Board here: https://aeropeople.com/jobs/