How To… Write a CV and Covering Letter

What is a Curriculum Vitae?

A Curriculum Vitae, or C.V., is a summary of who you are as a person: it details your education and employment history and YOU are the title!

They are often requested by employers as part of the job application process and people also often distribute them to companies that they are interested in working for should any vacancy arrive.

Your CV should reflect your personality and, to some extent, the general industry that you are interested in working in.

See below for some examples of what a good CV might look like.

What is a Covering Letter?

A Covering Letter should be given with a CV and should give more details about why you are applying for a role or job in particular. You should ensure that you detail what skills and attributes you have that are especially suited to the role and demonstrate that you have researched the company that you are applying to work for.

They are written formally and you should always find out if there is a specific person at the company that you should address the letter to.

Example CV 1

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Example CV 2

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Example CV 3

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Example CV 4

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