to write a Cover Letter and CV
When applying for a position always include a covering letter with your
Within this letter, explain which vacancy it is that you are applying
for, where you saw it advertised and why you should be considered for
Repeating or highlighting information, which is already on your CV is
a waste of your time and dilutes the key information in your CV.
Preparing Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
A CV is your most important selling tool. It is a representation of you,
and the only way of letting prospective employers know just how good you
If you don’t sell yourself, then one thing is for certain…
no one else will!
A CV will help employers decide whether or not they would like to meet
with you for an interview, which in turn may lead to them potentially
Content and Presentation - ‘Headings’ to be included.
Key Skills & Achievements
Career History (Most recent first)
Things to Remember
Clean and concise layout.
Ideally two pages of A4 and no more than three.
Specific dates that add up on work history (explain any career breaks).
Do not be tempted to use unusual font sizes and gimmicks.
Use bullet points, to give relevant information and thus preventing your
CV from becoming long winded an uninteresting.
Be honest - if selected for interview you will have to discuss your skills
and experience in more detail.
Check for any spelling and grammatical errors