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CV Hothouse

This Progress Tracker will help you to double check your CV - making sure you have included everything you need and organised it well.

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  • CV Checklist

    Here is a checklist of all the things that your CV needs to include. Once you've made sure you have it in your CV, tick the box to show it has been completed:

    Contact Details
    You'll need to include you're full name, address, phone number, and email address.

    Personal Statement
    Sometimes called a 'Profile', your Personal Statement is a short statement about you and why you would be suited to the role you're applying for.

    Education History
    Include the education and qualifications you have received - and be truthful about your grades!

    Employment History
    Include your previous employment. If you've never been employed here you can talk about work experience, or discuss what transferable skills you have.

    Interests, Hobbies, and Relevant Achievements
    Make sure the extra information that you add in this section is in some way relevant to the role you're applying for!

  • Use a CV Template

    You can check out the National Careers Service CV advice for a loose template or check out these templates from

    We also have a downloadable Cover Letter Template which can show you how your cover letter should look:

    Click here to Download the Cover Letter

  • Spell Check your CV and Cover Letter

    To make sure there are no mistakes in your CV and Cover letter, make sure to spell check it!

    You can easily spell check on Microsoft Word or search for online spell checkers.

    It's also a good idea to get someone to read over your CV to double check it - this can be a parent, teacher, or careers adviser!


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