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CV Advice and Tips

Read our detailed advice articles about constructing a CV and how to maximise your potential.

Writing a CV for a New Career

cv fontWhen you are CV writing you need to constantly think about the position you are applying for and the skills you are trying to highlight. This is particularly true if you’re looking to switch careers.

For whatever reason, some candidates change their mind about their career and want to switch to a new job and industry. It could be that you are bored in the industry you are working in or that you want to boost your CV and work experience and to try something new.

If you’re thinking of writing a CV to change careers, here are a few tips to consider;

  • Highlight your relevant skills. Perhaps it’s a previous qualification or course or skills you have picked up whilst working. Either way, ensure you highlight your skills that are relevant to your new career.
  • When writing your personal statement, keep it clear and concise. Explain why you are exploring a new career option and what you can bring to the industry.
  • If you have previous work experience that is linked to the industry you want to work in, then ensure you highlight this on your CV.
  • If you have taken part in voluntary work, an internship or worked for a charity and it is relevant then mention this throughout your application.

All of these things can be highlighted when you are writing a cover letter too, although ensure you don’t repeat content.