CV & CV Advice
CV, short for ‘curriculum vitae’, is a latin expression loosely translated as ‘course of life’. Of course, your CV should by no means be a life story, rather, it should briefly detail your key selling points to an employer by outlining relevant experience, education and skills. The definition and purpose of a ‘cv’ is much the same.
What is a CV?
How to write a CV?
What to include?
CV Sections: In depth tips & examples for each
What makes a good CV?
The difference between a CV and a Resume
School-leaver CV: Getting started
Graduate CV: 2 simple tips to set you apart from the crowd
Work Experience CV: Get your foot on the ladder
Apprenticeship CVs: A quick guide
Executive PA/Assistant CV
Retail CV Tips
Sales Assistant CV Tips
IT CV Tips
IT CVs In Depth
Fashion CV: Factors to consider
Performing Arts CV Tips
HR CV: Factors to consider
Academic CV: Factors to consider
Investment Banking CV Tips
Military To Civilian: Transitional CV
Older Applicants: How to present your age in a positive light
Tools & Resources
CV Builder: Our step-by-step online CV builder is packed full of useful tips and examples. A fool-proof way to create an effective CV. Once finished, you can download your CV in PDF or MS Word formats and email it directly to the recruiter. Simple.
CV Template Pack: We have put together a pack of over 40 unique CV Templates. Complete with step-by-step guides and an eBook, the pack can be downloaded for free from the CVrite homepage (scroll down to the middle of the page).
Free eBook: ‘How To Write An Interview Winning CV‘, by Fergal Bell (veteran HR consultant)
You might find it easier to write your CV after seeing some examples. We recommend you pick the top article first (‘Generic Sample CV’) – we’ve loaded this with hints and tips throughout, a great place to start.
Generic Sample CV: Including helpful tips and advice
Generic Sample CV Mistakes: Generic sample CV showcasing common mistakes and how to fix them
Graduate CV: A generic example
Graduate CV: Targeting a role in marketing
Teaching CV: Targeting a secondary school role
Sample Managerial CV: Sample CV showcasing common mistakes with this type of CV and how to fix them
We have tried to keep our cover letter examples as generic as possible. Fields such as date, address and name have been left blank should you wish to edit the letters to suit your own application.
What Is A Cover Letter?
How To Write A Cover Letter
Example: School Leaver Cover Letter
Example: Graduate Cover Letter
Example: Work Experience Cover Letter
Example: Career-Gap Cover Letter
Example: Teaching Cover Letter
Example: Nursing Cover Letter
General Career Advice
Choosing A Career
Choosing A New career
When Its Time To Change Jobs
Searching For A Job
Applying For A Job
Getting Work Experience
Bullying And Harassment
‘I Hate My Boss’
Criminal Records: The facts
Relationships With Colleagues: General advice
Lack Of Career Progression?
Should I Leave My Job?
Leaving Employment To Start A Business
Job Interview Tips
Setting Up Your LinkedIn Page
The Impact Of Facebook: Should I ‘friend’ my boss?