The Logical guide to the student CV

It’s a bit of an understatement to say that a good CV is vital.  It’s one of the first hurdles you’ll have to navigate on your way to employment. 

There are three things you need to consider to put together a great CV:

1.     Content – what you say – the words and phrases you use

2.     Design – how it looks - the way it’s laid out on the page

3.     Details – the information it contains about you, your experience and what you can offer to the company.

So whilst you should get plenty of advice on how to do this at school, here are some tips: 

1.     Content – here are some tips on the type of language you should and shouldn’t use.  And, here are some CV No-No’s – funny they may be, but not on your CV. 

2.     Design – Here are some suggestions on how to lay out your CV And if you want to take it one step further and go all-out with the design of your CV, here’s some inspiration.

3.     Details – it’s a Catch-22 situation but in order to get your foot on the career ladder, you need experience of work to put on your CV.  In fact, the Government published a report called ‘Catch 16-24’ about this very issue: that students need work experience to get a job, but without a job or other opportunities, they can’t get work experience.

So at least we’ve got that solved at Logic - because we’re focused on bridging the gap between school and the world of work.  We offer 6 weeks of relevant work experience to every student.  Meaning the ‘details’ part of the CV will be sorted.  That’ll just leave you to work on the Content and Design.