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    I am currently writing my CV because I want to apply for work experience at Rothamsted and another engineering company but I have no previous work experience. I am unsure what I should put on it. Should list all of my GCSE subjects and school clubs etc.? Thanks
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    I am currently writing my CV because I want to apply for work experience at Rothamsted and another engineering company but I have no previous work experience. I am unsure what I should put on it. Should list all of my GCSE subjects and school clubs etc.? Thanks
    You could list just education and extra curriculars.

    Or you could try putting together a skills based CV (https://nationalcareersservice.direc...unctional.aspx ) for this instead of listing a life story you pick out which skills you think would be important for the role you're applying for and then give some examples of situations where you've demonstrated those skills. It's a useful way to bring together experiences from lots of different places/roles and it shows you have thought about what the employers concerned will be looking for in an applicant. You can always use this as the first 1/2 - 2/3 of the page and then put in the specific grades and dates etc at the bottom so your chronology is still there but isn't as prominent.

    The problem with this is it does give you a lot less to write about in any covering letter.
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    Thanks this was really helpful!
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    You could list just education and extra curriculars.

    Or you could try putting together a skills based CV (https://nationalcareersservice.direc...unctional.aspx ) for this instead of listing a life story you pick out which skills you think would be important for the role you're applying for and then give some examples of situations where you've demonstrated those skills. It's a useful way to bring together experiences from lots of different places/roles and it shows you have thought about what the employers concerned will be looking for in an applicant. You can always use this as the first 1/2 - 2/3 of the page and then put in the specific grades and dates etc at the bottom so your chronology is still there but isn't as prominent.

    The problem with this is it does give you a lot less to write about in any covering letter.
 
 
 
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