When you apply for a job, you’ll generally be asked to send in your résumé (or CV), together with a cover letter or email of application. Employers often receive hundreds of applications for a job, so it’s very important to make sure that both your résumé/CV and cover letter create the right impression and present your professional background in a focused, well-structured, and attractive way.
This section offers guidance on how to prepare impressive job application materials. Read our Top tips for writing a CV/résumé and Top tips for writing a cover letter to get straightforward and essential advice, and explore the links below for more in-depth information and examples. Note that résumés are more commonly used in the United States, while CVs are typically preferred in Great Britain.
Writing a CV/résumé
Applying for a job? Whether it’s your first job or you’ve been working for years, we have some advice for putting together your CV/résumé.
Writing an impressive job application
Writing an impressive job application is an excellent step towards the job you've always wanted: we've got some tips to help you create one.
Writing a résumé
Applying for a job? Whether it’s your first job or you’ve been working for years, we have some advice for putting together your résumé.
Writing job applications
A good CV/résumé is useful, but a great covering letter is often vital for securing the job you really want. Here’s our advice on writing job applications.
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In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.