Get some paper and a pen or pencil, or grab your laptop and start making some notes for yourself before launching into writing your perfect CV (Curriculum Vitae):

  • Think about the type of job you want to nab.

  • Write your key skills such as IT, languages or academic achievements.

  • List the dates and titles of your previous positions (use years; miss out the months).

  • Make a note of any additional information the employer might want to know, such as your climb on Kilimanjaro or the charity you volunteer for.