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CV and covering letters

Your CV is your premier marketing device. CVs are designed to highlight your skills and give evidence about your studies, placements, previous work experience (paid or voluntary), social activities and general life experiences in a structured format. It can be used throughout your career and your professional development.

This section contains many useful links on how to create an effective CV and covering letter. Download our handouts on Writing a CV and Writing a Covering Letter for advice on content and layout.
Our CV checklist contains a step-by-step guide on what to include and how to structure your CV.

Don't forget: you can get your CV checked and reviewed by a Careers Consultant using our online e-guidance "Ask Us" facility.

Try the following links for more information:

Prospects - examples of CVs and Cover letters, CV power words, and advice on CV content
Targetjobs - an excellent resource for tips on CV writing, application forms and covering letters.