Providing an employer with your CV and covering letter is you chance to show them your the right person for the job by sell your skills, experience and passion.

There are some basic rules we recommend you follow when creating your CV and covering letter.

personal details

Include your name, address, date of birth and contact details.

personal statement

Write a personal statement about yourself as a summary to who you are and how you are suitable for the job.

employment history/work experience

Make a list of any work experience or employment history you have undertook. Include; date, time in the post, name of the organisation, the role you undertook and a summary of the details/responsibilities you did whilst there.


Make a list of an qualifications you have achieved, starting with the most recent first. These can be from school, college, etc.

hobbies and interests

Include any hobbies, interests and achievements that are relevant to the job that you want a potential employer to be aware of.


If you have completed any work experience or previous job roles, include at least one referee who could provide a potential employer with a reference for you.
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