When applying for a job or internship in the UK, the process is slightly different than that of the United States. One of the more prominent differences is the use of CVs instead of resumes. Since CVs are slightly different than resumes, you likely won’t reuse your CV in the US. Here are the important components to make sure you include in your CV.
At the top of the page, you’ll want to include the important details about yourself such as name and email address. It is not recommended that you put your date of birth on your CV, since companies cannot legally inquire about age. However, it is important to note that you will have to remove all of these identifying details when applying with Anglo.
Next, you can include a short personal statement. This section is optional, but it is a good opportunity to briefly explain who you are, your value to the organization, and your career objectives. The personal statement for a CV should be a brief overview of your professional profile or career objectives and should be no longer than 3 lines.
The next two sections are your education and work experience. First, list your education and any relevant coursework. Then, you should explain each relevant work experience with tangible results in less than five bullet points.
Following the work experience section, you should include some of your professional skills. Be sure to have a mix of hard and soft skills, but don’t go overboard with listing skills.
After all of your professional information, adding a section with some of your hobbies and interests will allow the company to connect with you on a more personal level. It can also help them understand how you will fit in with the company.
It is not necessary to include your references on the CV because many companies will have to ask for your references either way. It is more common to put “References available upon request” at the bottom of your CV to save space.
Overall, most CVs come out to 2 pages. Read over your CV to make sure that you have used proper spelling and grammar (and be aware of grammatical differences between British English and American English).
If you have any queries or questions about your CVs, we can help in the next stage of the internship process.