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    A few sentences that give an overview of your level, experience and personality (see it like the opening paragraph to a press release – short, concise and engaging).

    Employment History

    Most recent first
    Date: month/year to month/year

    Name of the Company:


    A sentence to explain what the company does.

    Skills and Experience

    Bullet point the key areas of your skills and experience, giving examples or listing your experience where appropriate. Only include things you have actually got skills and experience in, don’t ever pretend to have experience in areas that you don’t.

    • Client Experience (for agency roles) – list the clients or sectors you have worked in, whilst in this role.
    • Copy/Content writing – list the type of writing you have undertaken e.g., press releases, articles, blogs, brochures, pitch presentations, strategies.
    • Media/Influencer relations – explain what media you have dealt with, maybe including examples of coverage you are particularly proud of.
    • Digital PR /Social Media – demonstrate your experience and skills in this area..
    • Crisis Management – give examples.
    • Event management/organising – give examples of the type of events you have been involved with and the responsibilities you had.
    • Client/Stakeholder liaison – include your responsibilities and your experience in maintaining client/stakeholder relationships.
    • Account/Campaign/Project Management – include your experience in these areas.
    • Strategy – include what strategic experience you have e.g., development, planning & implementation.
    • Team Management – include the size of teams managed and your responsibilities.
    • Budget Management – explain any budget and financial responsibilities you have.
    • New Business Development – include examples of new business successes.
    • Public Affairs – If this is your specialism, you need to expand and include bullet points explaining your experience in community relations, lobbying, stakeholder, planning comms, and government relations..
    • Internal Comms – list the experience you have in this area.

    Continue in the same format for all of your employment history – keep it more concise with the rest of your employment history as the CV should not really exceed 2 pages.


    For recent graduates, your education needs to be at the top of your CV (below your profile). For anyone beyond their first permanent role after leaving education, include the information at the end of your CV below employment history.
    Other skills & qualifications – e.g., languages, professional qualifications etc.


    Hobbies, what you do in your spare time, any charity/voluntary work you have undertaken.

    References – include two contact details for references – these will only be contacted once you have accepted a role. Please be assured we take these off your CV and only forward them to employers once you have accepted a position.

    Could you send us your CV in a Microsoft WORD (or compatible) format rather than pdf when sending your CV Black Cherry Recruitment.