CV writing

Cover Letters – what they are used for and how to write one

If your CV is the sales brochure promoting ‘Product You’, then your Cover Letter is the flyer that accompanies it.  Whether you are applying for a part-time job, work experience, or an apprenticeship, this is an eye-catching introduction to whet the appetite of any recruiter or employer, leaving them wanting to find out more from your CV and from you in person at interview. What is [...]

March 12th, 2018|Categories: > Apprenticeships, CV writing|

How to make an impact with your CV

Here’s the final tips in our series on how to really wow an employer or recruiter with your first CV.  We’ve covered how it should be structured; now here’s a few tips to help fine tune the end result … Get noticed This is all about ‘Product You’ and it’s vital that your CV and/or application stand out from the rest. List your achievements – Tell [...]

March 5th, 2018|Categories: > Apprenticeships, CV writing|

How to structure your first CV – part 2

If recruiters, employers and academics spend only a few seconds skim-reading CVs and applications for relevant content, they may well be on to the next application by the time they’ve seen your name, contact details and the key achievements we talked about in last time’s blog.  But if they’re sufficiently interested - and choose to read on - here is a tried and tested formula for [...]

February 19th, 2018|Categories: > Apprenticeships, CV writing|

How to structure your first CV – part 1

If you’re starting out in life and need to create a CV, there are lots of different layouts you can choose. We’ve been researching and adapting them for years and so bring together the many different styles as well as our own experiences in one simple layout that really works for young people! The choice of CV style is basically yours, but over the next few [...]

February 9th, 2018|Categories: > Apprenticeships, CV writing|

What’s a CV and why do I need one?

The term CV stands for Curriculum Vitae and in Latin, it literally means ‘(the) course of (my) life’, but that’s as much Latin as you’ll need to know for this. It’s commonly known as a CV and you won’t ever need to put the full name ‘Curriculum Vitae’ on any of your applications! That’s not a great way to start these days. In practice, a CV [...]

January 29th, 2018|Categories: > Apprenticeships, CV writing|

How to create a professional first impression with your CV

Looking for a few handy tips on how to make your CV stand out from the crowd and easy to read through?  Here’s how … Font, spelling and grammar: Choose a simple font size and style – Start with the basics and use a simple font style such as Arial or Times New Roman:  the less fussy the better.  Then ensure it is a comfortable size [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Categories: > Apprenticeships, CV writing|
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