|Taking a year out before starting your university degree is becoming increasingly popular, as is the decision to spend this year working overseas often in a voluntary capacity for international aid organisations or charities. Naturally, this type of work is very much in demand so the CV you use for this needs to be strong to enable your application to be given favourable consideration. It is also possible to target your CV towards GAP year employment in a similar way as if you were employing for temporary work as there are certain attributes that are favourable for both types of work.|
|What to Include|
|Your CV should be a clear and concise summary of your qualifications, skills and experiences that also allows key aspects of your personality to shine through. There is a generally accepted standard of what a CV should contain and this information is usually separated into clear sections.
|Layout and Length|
|How you present your CV is clearly of vital importance and the key points here are to:
|Top Tips for a Gap Year / Short-term Contract CV|
|Many people choose to spend their GAP year working overseas, often in developing countries, where they can gain invaluable life skills and enjoy a life-changing experience that will add significant value to their CV. It is a special kind of person who is willing to undertake work of this nature and their skills need to be sufficiently reflected in their CV. Also, don't forget that many people will probably be seeking similar opportunities as yourself so you really need to use your CV as a selling tool.
These temporary job CV tips were put together with the help of The CV Centre.