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How do I write a CV?

Your CV should be no more than two sides of A4. It should be concise and only contain details relevant to the job that you are applying for, including:

  • Personal details (date of birth, where you live, contact details).
  • Information about you and what kind of career you are looking for.
  • Relevant qualifications.
  • Previous work history.
  • Hobbies and interests.

You can look on the internet or ask your Careers Advisor for examples of a CV and how it should be broken down.

Always ask someone to proofread your CV for you before you give it to potential employers.


The NAS offers excellent employment support for young people and adults on the autism spectrum.

Connexions has good advice on how to prepare your CV.

As does the Job Centre.