CVs and cover letters

Create an effective CV and cover letter.

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CVs - getting started

The purpose of a CV is to get you an interview. It needs to show what you can do, and why you're a good fit for an employer. Learn more about what your CV should look like, and what information to include.

Parts of a CV

Find out about the sections that make up a CV and what information to include in each of them.

CV and cover letter templates

Download these templates to create your own CV (also known as a resume) or cover letter. You can also look at examples of completed CVs and cover letters to help you personalise your own documents.

Describing skills in your CV

How good your CV is depends on how well you identify and describe your skills. Learn more about how you can highlight your employability skills, transferable skills and specialist skills in your CV.

How to write a cover letter

Always include a cover letter when sending your CV out to employers. A good cover letter should make an employer interested enough to read your application thoroughly, and call you for an interview. Here are some tips to help you.

Application forms

Get tips on filling out electronic and hardcopy job application forms.

Updated 16 Jul 2018