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5 – Contact details

Contact details are your name, addresses and phone number. Different employers contact people in different ways so make it as easy as possible for them to contact you. If you give a mobile number as well as a landline, the employer can offer you the job wherever you are and you can say “yes” straight away.

Further personal details

These following details are optional and employers aren’t allowed to discriminate against you if you don’t give them.

  • Marital status and family: It is up to you if you want to disclose if you are married or how many children you have. You are under no obligation to state your marital status or details about your family.
  • Date of Birth: Age discrimination is illegal, so it’s up to you whether to include your age, but many people do, as it's quite easy for an employer to guess anyway from the dates of your qualifications.
  • Nationality: Some Government positions require this, but usually you don’t have to include this information. It’s against the law to discriminate against you because of your race, colour or nationality (including citizenship, ethnicity or national origin).

In your word processor, fill in the gaps in the top section of the CV template. Just replace the sentences in brackets ( ) with your own information.

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