For further information on UK style CVs and for advice on all aspects of the recruitment process in the UK, attend one of our specialist workshops for international students. If you are an international student wanting more information about other aspects of studying in the UK you can visit the International Student Support pages.
UK style CV
CV style can vary from country to country. If you've previously written a resume or CV for use outside of the UK you will probably need to adapt it to meet the needs of UK recruiters.
Some key points to remember:
- No photographs - there's no need to add a photo to your CV unless specifically requested by the employer.
- Date of birth/age/marital status - there is no requirement to add these.
- Length - most UK recruiters will expect to see a CV that is two-sides long. There are some exceptions to this rule such as applying for academic research and teaching roles.
- Education - It is important to give an overview of your educational achievements, in particular your current course of study. However, unless specifically requested, it is perfectly acceptable to summarise your education rather than provide extensive details of every module that you have studied. Your CV should not resemble a course transcript!