CV and Cover Letter Advice

  • Your CV often is the first thing that employers are going to see about you, and they are going to use it to judge whether you will be invited to an interview or not. Are you using the correct language?
  • Your CV is used by employers to get to know you, and a good way of doing that is including information about what you enjoy doing in your spare time. These activities can say a lot about a person, but are they still important to include on your CV now?
  • Have you thought about giving your CV a good old clean? Whether you are currently looking for a new role or not, it’s always good to have an updated CV at the ready for when you might begin your new job venture.
  • If you’ve decided that you want to make a career change, either to a new sector or a whole new industry, then you’ll need make some changes to your CV. We have plenty of tips and ideas on how to re-purpose your CV and start your new career.
  • Beginning a new job search can be exciting, but over time, you can slowly start to lose the spark that motivates you every day. It's important to stay motivated, so we have some tips on how to help you reach your goal!
  • Your personal statement should be one of the first things employers read on your CV. This may seem like a lot of pressure, but we have some tips on how you can get a great personal statement ready for your first CV.
  • Sometimes, applying for a job may be more than just submitting your CV and/or cover letter. Application forms can seem long and daunting if you’ve never completed one before, but all it takes is a little bit of patience. We have some tips on how you can make sure your application form is good to go!
  • If you’re in the market for a job that includes working remotely, you’ve definitely picked the right time. Remote working has been rising over recent years and both employers and employees are seeing the benefits of working from home. We have some tips on how to tailor your CV for a remote job!
  • It's normal to want an amazing CV to give to employers but getting it perfect is an unrealistic expectation of yourself. Striving for perfection might be the thing that’s standing in your way, click below to read about why perfection isn’t always achievable.
  • When writing your CV, you may be torn between what aspects of your education are relevant to your job search and which are not. Keep reading to find out what education you should be including on your CV at the different stages of your career.
  • If you’re a job seeker, you have probably been told how important transferable skills are to have. But what are transferable skills and how should you present them on your CV? Keep reading for more information and our tips on how to include them on your CV!
  • The way your CV looks can give a lasting impression, so you want it to look sleek and professional. We have put together some Do’s and Don’ts for your CV. Following these guidelines can help you create something great and memorable.
  • If you’re job hunting right now and you think there is something getting in the way of your success, then keep reading. There are a few myths about job hunting that need to be straightened out. Hopefully then, you’ll feel more confident about your job search.
  • Are you being modest and continuously underselling your abilities on your CV? It’s time to stop and start showing off what you can do. Here are some tips on how to sell yourself properly on your CV and start getting results.
  • If it’s finally time to start writing your first CV, you may be left wondering what to include. It’s important to take your time and really think about what you want out of the jobs you are applying for. We have some tips and advice on how to start writing an entry level CV, so you can begin gett...
  • You can always take the time to try and improve the look of your CV and one way to do this is adding your out of work activities. Extra activities can demonstrate important skills that can be transferable to work. Keep reading to find out which of your interests you should be adding to your CV.
  • The length of a good CV is constantly under debate. Over the years you build up a lot of experience and may think it is all of similar importance. Trimming down a long CV is a skill that all professionals should try and master. Keep reading for our tips on how to keep your CV concise and effective.
  • When applying for jobs, it’s important to have a list of strong references ready, in addition to your updated CV and cover letter. Keep reading for our tips on how to manage your references appropriately.
  • Applying for a job online has become the norm for many job-seekers, it is said to be quicker and more efficient. However, there can be things that may prevent your CV from making it through some online filters. Read our tips below to try and prevent this happening to you and get your CV read!
  • Career gaps are becoming more common for more reasons than one. Whatever your situation, it is important to be able to talk about career breaks in interviews and on your CV. Here are a few tips to help you along the way.