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CV & Resume 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 ‘resume’ is much the same. The Basics… What is a CV? How to write a CV? What to include? CV Sections: In depth tips & examples for each CV layout What makes a good CV? Common Mistakes Chronological CVs Skill-based CVs Non-conventional formats The difference between a CV and a Resume How to target your CV CV References: A quick guide Lying on your CV: Is it ever acceptable? CV writing Services: Factors to consider CV Styles… 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 Marketing/Advertising CVs Executive PA/Assistant CV Managerial/Executive CVs Project Manager 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 International… French CV/Job Application Advice German CV/Job Application Advice Italian CV/Job Application Advice Spanish CV/Job Application Advice

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)

CV Examples

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 School-leaver CV Secretarial/PA CV Graduate CV: A generic example Graduate CV: Targeting a role in marketing Teaching CV: Targeting a secondary school role Nursing CV Sample Managerial CV: Sample CV showcasing common mistakes with this type of CV and how to fix them

Cover Letters

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 Covering 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 Salary Negotiation 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?