As part of an embedded careers programme at Longfield Academy, year 12 students had the opportunity to attend a series of C.V workshops in the run up to mock interviews in July.

Facilitated by regular presenter, Daniel Goodwin of Pearson Whiffin Recruitment, students discussed the purpose of a C.V (to secure the applicant an interview) and examined sample C.Vs to discuss their good and bad points. Taking each section in turn, Daniel stressed the importance of good spelling , grammar and presentation as well as suitable content; to him, an achievements section is the most salient part of a C.V. Additionally, he reminded students of the importance of suitable and easily located contact details.

Students will shortly be “applying” for mock roles and we look forward to seeing how they have honed their C.Vs as a result of these workshops.

Teacher, Miss Varia commented:

“A fantastic C.V  workshop, our students responded really positively to the advice and guidance on offer. The interactive nature of the session enabled all of our students, even those that are less confident, to ask purposeful questions to enhance their C.Vs. Thank you Daniel.”