CV Tips for Future Work

CV Tips for Future Work
Wed Apr 10, 2019 15:15 PM
Hello All,
My CV is a few years old old, and would value any tips on rewriting it in preparation for future work.
I know I need to tailor it to the job I want, but am not sure of any particular job now.
However any other advice/info. would be most appreciated, even basics.
Thank you in advance.
Re: CV Tips for Future Work
Thu Apr 11, 2019 16:14 PM
Hi,
Where about are you based? I manage the Employment Project for Carers in Lincolnshire and could help if you are in the region.
Sheena
Re: CV Tips for Future Work
Sat Apr 13, 2019 16:33 PM
Thank you. Sheena, but unfortunately I'm miles away from you. Not to worry.
Re: CV Tips for Future Work
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:09 PM
Good Morning Itshard,

Thank you for posting on the Forum - it sounds like you have a clear goal in refreshing your CV. If you would like to let us know which area of the country you live, we can signpost you to relevant agencies and organisations that may be able to help you in your local area.

Your local Library will be a good resource, alongside Skills Wise at your local Job Centre - these are free. In addition, Age UK provide a free service - helping with carer's CV's and signposting to relevant agencies.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope that we can be of further help to you.

Kind regards,

Ruth - Carer's First
Last edited by CarersFIRST; Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:14 PM.
Re: CV Tips for Future Work
Sun Apr 21, 2019 17:30 PM
Thank you CarersFirst, good to know. I am in London.
Re: CV Tips for Future Work
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:24 AM

itshard originally posted: Thank you CarersFirst, good to know. I am in London.

Hi Itshard,

Ruth's useful advice above still applies to you living in the London area.

You could also try contacting:

The National Career Service Helpline on 0800 100 900.
They can offer advice on the different stages of a job search including how to write an effective CV.

Also online at, www.prospects.ac.uk, you will find lots of information, tips and do's and do nots around CV writing.

I hope this is useful to you. Good luck and let us know how you get on.

Kind regards

Claire - Carersfirst
Re: CV Tips for Future Work
Tue May 14, 2019 12:00 PM
Hi, I have been doing a lot on CVs with Lincolnshire carers, specifically looking at transferable skills, I am happy to share the info I have with you as it works through the CV journey to interviews.

Here is an example of a carers role on a CV:

Example CV

Forename Surname | Professional Title
Location: xxxxxxx
Telephone: xxxxxxxxxxx
Email: xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Professional profile
A highly motivated and experienced PA, currently looking to resume my professional career after dedicating the last five years to caring for a family member. Excellent admin skills, thorough knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs, as well as proficiency in minute-taking and extensive experience liaising with clients. After volunteering for one day a week with a local charity to refresh my skills, now fully committed to continuing my career on a full-time basis.

Career summary
Jun 2015 - Present Unpaid Carer

I have gained many transferable skills in my unpaid carer role which will be beneficial in the workplace. These include being an effective communicator who is organised with an ability to prioritize well, excellent time management skills, managing multiple budgets, managing complicated care schedules and negotiating with professionals to deliver outcomes. I learn quickly and efficiently whilst always maintaining high safety standards. I have empathy and compassion for others and have spent time volunteering in my local Dementia café.

Key responsibilities
• Prioritizing and organisation of daily tasks within a busy caring environment
• Responsible for managing appointments and medication plans for multiple individuals in my care
• Organised and managed multiple budgets for individuals in my care including benefits and grants helping me developing an in-depth knowledge in this area.
• Responsible for the coordination of care packages and cover support, having extensive training in lifting and handling to become a key part of the core team providing ongoing care.
• Negotiating with professionals to ensure the best care package is in place, including 24-hour support from other agencies.
• Developed an in depth understanding of Dementia through my caring role and volunteering as a support worker for the charity.
Key achievement/projects
• Guest speaker at Dementia events to promote home caring
• Being the main volunteer co-ordinator for my local Dementia charity


Mmm yyyy – Mmm yyyy Company Name, Location (Optional)
Role Title
Outline
Give a high-level overview of the role to show how you fit into the organisation and what the overall goal of your role is. 1-3 lines should be enough.

Key responsibilities
• Detail all your responsibilities and showcase as much of your skills and knowledge as possible
• Use professional language and show how your duties impact the business where possible
• Give lots of detail in recent roles and less in old roles as you go down the CV

Key achievement/projects
• If possible, try to add some impressive achievements you’ve made that have had a big impact on the employer or a customer/client

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Role Title
Outline
As you progress down the CV to old roles, it’s best to summarize the roles in 1-3 lines

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Role Title
Outline
As you progress down the CV to older roles, it’s best to summarize the roles in 1-3 lines

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Role Title

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Role Title

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Role Title

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Role Title

Education and qualifications
 Qualification, grade – Institution – Year
 Qualification, grade – Institution – Year
 Qualification, grade – Institution – Year

References available on request
Re: CV Tips for Future Work
Fri May 17, 2019 09:24 AM
Thank you so much for this example. You are all so kind!