Your CV can help you to get that next interview call. A detailed attention for the words, skills and experience you describe matters a lot. It should be a brief succinct account of your knowledge, skills and experience, tailored carefully to the job you’re shortlisted for. Your CV should match the job description and should tell the employer whether you match the essential and the desirable criteria.
What should be the length of my CV? How many pages?
Your CV ideally should be 2 pages long. And should focus more on experience key skills and achievements.
Should I follow a check list when writing a CV?
Yes, must include check list to follow.
- How many pages is my CV
- Have I got the easy to ready, legible, no jargon, logical, professional font layout
- Have you chosen the main headers such as personal info/introduction, Background Education, Experience
- Is your CV pitched to the level of job you are applying for
- Re check your CV for spelling, grammar mistake
- Check for the covering letter requirement, write a professional brief covering letter
Template or Master CV
If you are applying for the different jobs at the same time, you may want to come back and amend your CV after few months or years. It is best to have a saved master CV template where you can quickly change the amendments required for your next job.
Your CV is the first impression that you make to an employer, this is the first step for your success on to getting that next job. Writing a CV that demonstrates why you are the perfect candidate is pivotal to the role you are applying for
This curriculum vitae template has been developed to assist overseas trained Nurses/Health Professionals in applying for job positions in UK or other International countries.
CURRICULAM VITAE (CV)
1. Personal Information
Telephone number (including country code)
DOB * Must have a 4-digit year, e.g. DD/MM/YYYY
2. Professional Memberships
Nursing Registration Details:
Nursing Registration Current Status (Date first registered and the date of Expiry):
3. English Language Assessment (IELTS Status):
(Must have Academic Score of 7.0 on Individual Subjects and certificate/Score sheet must have current validity
4. Medical Condition (if applicable):
Please indicate if you have any existing medical condition that may influence the employment decision
5. Motor Vehicle License (optional):
Please indicate if you are eligible to drive a motor vehicle
6. Academic History: (Most Recent First)
Subject/Course/Primary/Post Graduation Qualification:
University or Institution name:
Grade/Level of Study:
Date and Year of Qualification:
Medium of Study (English or other languages):
University Contact Address, Phone Number and Email:
7. Recordable qualifications/courses obtained:
Course or Skills Training Name:
Duration: (one day/Two Day/Three Months Course)
Provider: (Example: Basic Life Support Course; Mentorship Course; IV Therapy; Venepuncture and Cannulation; Critical Care Course)
8. Employment history:
(Insert the positions you have held either in paid or unpaid employment. The list should be ordered from most recent to least recent. Name the position, the employing body, period of employment and a detailed description of the day to day role and cases/patients handled.
This information is important as it allows a potential employer to understand what type of organisations you have worked in and the level of responsibilities you have held. It also allows a potential employer to understand how your work experiences relates to the UK environment.
It is up to you to provide information that clearly informs the employer of your competitive suitability for the position. Failure to competitively satisfy the work related requirements will exclude you from further consideration.
Please do not just provide a list of activities/clinical skills. It doesn’t show what you are actually doing.
Current and Previous Positions –
8.1 Most recent first
Reason for leaving :
Type of employment: Fulltime/Parttime
Ward/Unit/Service info: Description of type/specialty, size of ward
Experience and Responsibilities in the post: Description of day to day responsibilities and clinical skills used being specific about types of cases handled (including whether you had the supernumerary status, staff nurse, Nurse In charge or co-ordination role/Specialist Nurse Role/ Teaching and Supervision role/ Manager/ Head of the Department role etc)
8.2 Previous Employment
Reason for leaving :
Type of employment: Fulltime/Part-time
Experience and Responsibilities in the post: Description of day to day responsibilities and clinical skills used being specific about types of cases handled (including whether you had the supernumerary status, staff nurse, Nurse In charge or co-ordination role/Specialist Nurse Role/ Teaching and Supervision role/ Manager/ Head of the Department etc)
9. Additional Information:
(Academic Positions: [Insert an outline of any teaching or research that you have undertaken, as it relates to your profession. For example a university lecturer or a clinical teacher within a hospital or private practice setting.]
Publications: [Also include any health related publications that you have authored or co- authored, including an abstract of the publication.)]
Daytime Telephone number:
Relationship to you:
Daytime Telephone number:
Relationship to you:
You must declare on your CV that the ‘The Curriculum Vitae is true and correct as at (insert date)’. This declaration must be signed and dated
12. Supporting Documents to send with the CV
IELTS Score Sheet
Official Transcript detailing subjects covered (Theory and Practicals) and hours of study
Post Nursing Experience: Minimum 12 Months post qualification experience in the field you are applying (e.g- Adult Nursing, Mental Health, Child Health, Midwifery etc)
When you are reading for the job you are applying for always read whether they request you to include a covering letter. Few employers will consider your CV if do not include a covering letter.
Here’s how to write a covering letter:
- Think about your personal profile, attributes and skills specific to your job application
- Check the skills, knowledge and the work experience you have which can be matched to the job description, check companies vision, values where you can explain and match certain things to contribute towards their goal.
- Explain the jobs you have done specific focus towards skills and different roles you have done such as team leading, coordinating, participating or leading on the project completion.
Standard Covering letters for nursing jobs must include:
Header – Best on the right hand corner with your:
Hiring Manager Name
Designation example Manager/Director
Dear …….(Name of the person)
If you do not know the name, you can write Sir/Madam or leave it at Dear
I would like to apply for the job of Medical Ward Nurse Manager, which you advertised on your job list page. As requested I am hereby attaching my CV.
As a skilled nurse having 8 years of nursing experience working in acute and the critical care settings I provide the compassionate, caring utmost quality care for all the patients and families I encounter. I had a opportunity to enhance my nursing skills working as a Band 5 Nurse to Senior Band 6 Nurse coordinating the ward, organising the skill mix, completing the duty rotas and being team leader for the team of 4 nurses and 2 health care assistants. There fore I have learnt myself how manage the time effectively, problem solving and great leadership skills.
In the same context I believe I can greatly benefit…
Why you are great fit the job
Why the company you are applying is agree fit for you