Get your CV noticed with our hints and tips

  • Personalise your CV to the job you are applying for and only include relevant information that they will be interested in.
  • It is important for an employer to know your hobbies and interests you enjoy doing in your free time, to give them a better idea of you as a person.
  • Make sure the email address you use is suitable to display on your on your CV.  Always try to include your full name.
  • Your CV should be no longer than two sides of A4 and provide an overview of your skills, qualifications and experience.  Use bullet points or lists, if needed.
  • Everyone has some work experience, from babysitting to helping mentor younger brothers/sisters - it's all work experience!
  • Lying on your CV can land you in a whole heap of trouble.  Keep it real.  Employers will check references.
  • Make a good impression by ensuring your CV is well presented and clear to read, with no spelling or grammatical errors.
  • Be positive and showcase your skills in the best possible light so an employer is convinced you're the best person for the job!
  • Each time you gain more experience, or learn a new skill make sure you update your CV.


97.2% of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Hartlepool Sixth Form students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Hartlepool Sixth Form?

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects including Computer Science, Economics, History and Maths. 

*Summer 2019

99.1% overall A-Level pass rate

*Summer 2019

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