Chapter 9

Career history

The Career history section is, in most cases, the most important single section of a CV – the exception, of course, being those individuals with little or no work experience, for example recent school leavers and graduates.

There are a variety of possible headings for this section that you can use instead of Career history. If you feel the word ‘career’ isn’t really applicable to your circumstances – for example if you are a recent graduate and haven’t even started your career – then you might prefer to say Employment history or Work experience.

Whatever you choose to call the section, the basic principles stay the same.

Focusing on what matters

Just like your Education and qualifications, you should always work ...

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