Preparing for Work Life in Worcestershire

CV and Covering Letters


Whether you are applying for a job or sourcing a Work Experience placement it is likely you will be asked for a CV (Curriculum Vitae). CV's show employers your qualifications and experience and why you would be the best person for the job.

CV's can also be useful in helping you to secure a work experience placement. A well written CV will increase your chances of being invited for a job interview.

What is a CV?

A CV is a short list of facts about you and your work history, skills, qualifications and experience. A good CV is essential when looking for work and it is worth spending time on getting it right so that it sells you to an employer.

Your CV is the first impression an employer will get of you so it is vital it does not contain mistakes and stands out amongst the rest.

Employers will receive lots of CV's and have to decide quickly on who they want to interview.

Help with your CV

Download the CV templates and follow the links below for tips on how to write a standout CV and make sure you are on their interview list.

Your CV, what to include (link opens in a new window)

How to write a CV (link opens in a new window)

Build your CV (link opens in a new window)


Useful Downloads

First job CV template

School leaver CV template

School leaver CV template instructions