Careers Service

CVs and covering letters

Information and advice on CVs and covering letters including CV content and style, advice on covering letters and where to find out more.

What do employers want?

What makes a CV and covering letter effective? This section provides advice and tips on what employers and course organisers are looking for, and what to consider prior to writing your CV and covering letter, including content and layout.

Useful resources

Want to find out how to get feedback on your CV or covering letter? Want to download our Effective Applications booklet? Looking for further example CVs and advice? This useful resources section will provide more information.

CV talk

This online version of our 'How to write a winning CV' talk gives you the opportunity to access one of our most popular talks at a time and place that's convenient to you.

Covering letters talk

This online version of our covering letters talk gives you the opportunity to access one of our most popular talks at a time and place that's convenient to you. The talk covers the basics of writing a covering letter, what you should include and some good practice.