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CVs have been connecting qualified candidates with their ideal roles for centuries.

According to an infographic from the National Careers Service, the first curriculum vitae emerged in 1482, and it was written by Leonardo Da Vinci when he applied for a local painting job.

The nature and role of the CV have changed since then.

In the past, connections and status were crucial components of a CV. Today’s Legal recruitment companies like ourselves and the employers we work with use the CV to search for skills, relevant experience and knowledge to choose the right legal candidate.

While the details on the average CV have changed, the document itself has always been a crucial part of any job search. Your CV is still the first thing our legal clients ask for when looking for the talent they need, and it’s the critical document that decides whether you’ll take the next step towards the new legal role

This guide includes:

  • The purpose of a CV
  • Step by Step on how to create your legal CV
  • Answering CV questions
  • What not to include

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