How to write a CV and cover letter

A well-crafted CV can open doors to many opportunities. Whether you are applying for an apprenticeship, an entry-level job or an exciting new step in your career, a great CV is your passport to success.

What is a CV?

A CV, or curriculum vitae, summarises your education, work experience, skills and accomplishments for employers when you apply for jobs.

Your CV should generally be one to two pages long, with concise and relevant information.

Cover letters

Many job or apprenticeship applications will require you to submit a cover letter as well as your CV. A cover letter is a one-page letter to the employer that introduces you and explains why you are interested in the position and how you are qualified.


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