What to include in you CV

Personal details Include your name, address, mobile number and email address. You can include your DOB if you wish however since the Equality Act 2010, it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of age during the recruitment process.  It is also useful to put in if you are a driver and have your own car.

Personal Statement Don’t just assume an employer will see how your experience relates to their job. Use a short personal statement to summarise and emphasise your key attributes and explain why you are the best person for a job in care. Equally important is to state what makes you feel good about your job in care. 

If you have NVQ or QCF in Health Care put this in your personal statement.  If this is something you are keen to attain also put this in.

In this personal statement really get over to the potential employer that you have a passion to work in this sector.  It is difficult to write about yourself saying how good you are – but this is your chance!  Be genuine.

Employment History & Work Experience Place this before Education if you have been working for a while, it will help recruiters see your most recent experience quickly. Start with your most recent job.  Make sure you state your job title, employer and dates to and from.  Beneath this detail your experience concisely in bullet points.

Don’t leave gaps in your employment history! If you’ve been out of work it can be a worry but just put a positive spin on it. Mention in your CV what you did whilst you weren’t working – did you volunteer, complete any courses or develop soft skills.  Maybe you were at home bringing up the family or caring for a member of the family.

Education & Training Start with your most recent qualifications and training and then the ones you received at school.

Language proficiency If you speak more than one language, mention this on your CV as it will set you apart from other candidates.

Achievements Include your academic/professional achievements to stand out against other candidates.

Interests Include these if you feel they show relevant soft skills which may be needed for the job.

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


Working from offices in Hanley, Stoke-On-Trent, Cream Health Care is a name that is synonymous with Health & Social Care recruitment throughout Staffordshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands. We are the first choice Health & Social Care Agency for job seekers and employers throughout the region. You can read what our staff and clients think of Cream Health Care by reading their testimonials here.

To contact the Cream Team about recruitment send an e-mail to: info@creamhealthcare.co.uk  or call: 01782 261552.