Guide to Writing a CV
Your CV is probably the single most important element in finding a new job. Many employers actively seek the skills and qualities held by Armed Forces personnel. However, Service leavers face the unique challenge of translating their Military training and experience into a CV that speaks the professional language of the Civilian workplace. Far too often highly competent Service leavers miss out on opportunities because their CV does not properly reflect all that they can bring to an employer.
Service people often undersell themselves and the skills they possess and are therefore do not make it past the first stage of the recruitment process. The purpose of this guide is to help you to avoid the common pitfalls which stop many Service leavers’ CVs from winning interviews and create a CV which properly showcases your relevant Military skills and qualifications to a Civilian audience.
Download BFRS Guide to Writing a CV.
- The true purpose of your CV
- How to turn your Military skills into Civilian skills
- What information your CV should include
- How your CV should be presented
In addition to this guide, BFRS's CV expert, Sandy, attends all BFRS Careers Events where he provides free one-to-one support to attendees. Sandy can also be contacted with any questions on our Ask an Expert page.