CV Help, Hints and Tips

Find out everything you need to know about writing the perfect CV on these pages. Whether you are trying to find out what to include in your CV or are after tips on writing a CV for care work, these pages can help.

Did you know?

A recruiter spends on average only 6 seconds reviewing an individual CV* so you need to make sure yours stands out.

If you are writing your CV to apply for a social care job, there are a few things that you must make sure are clearly marked:

  • Your current job title, start date and end date,
  • Your previous positions including start date and end date,
  • Your education and any relevant qualification such as NVQ in social care or the care certificate
  • A list of your relevant training.

Help with writing your CV, Care Industry


* This is based on The Ladders Eye Tracking Study. The Study monitored eye movements of 30 professional recruiters over a 10 week period, using a scientific technique called ‘eye tracking’ and revealed that the recruiters only spent 6 seconds reviewing an individual CV, despite the recruiters reporting that they spend longer. You can read the full study here.