Have you done any volunteering work or internships and not sure how to list it in your CV? In this blog post we will tell you how to do so and the main advantages of doing it.
The first question that springs to mind when writing your CV is: Should I add that work experience to my CV even though I didn’t get paid for it? The answer is always YES.
Internships and work placements are the bridge between education and professional jobs. They help define your interests, skills and knowledge. But they also show your willigness to learn.
If you CV/resume is in chronological order, make sure you include your work experience in the correct chronological order. If it was a fixed length placement, make sure this is made clear too.
Work experience in a separate heading
Having a separate heading for work experience is more recommendable when you already have a significant amount of paid experience. If applying for a job in a different industry, work experience can help develop examples to support your application.
What information should I include?
- Name of the organisation
- Outline your duties responsibilities.
- Achivements. These should be presented in numerical terms (percentages, number of new users etc.).
- List the skills that you acquired or improved.
- Tailor your CV to each job application by emphasising the placements and skills most appropriate to each role.
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