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, experience and your hobbies and interests.

Though employers asking for a CV may become a thing of the past, it is still crucial to have a strong CV. If needed, its what’s going to set you aside from other candidates and help you get to the interview stage. Adding to your CV is something that you should be doing regularly. Though, it doesn’t always have to be work related.

Below should provide you with a guide to writing a strong CV and help you secure your next interview:

What is a CV?

A CV is a document which outlines your work experience, hobbies and interests, qualifications and education. There are some useful links below, which should guide you through the writing process:

What is a CV? (link opens in a new window)

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)

Cover Letters

A cover letter is a tailored one-page letter that you send with your CV, when applying for a job. A well thought out cover letter can be the deciding point for an employer between you and another candidate. It is worth sending one, even if the employer doesn’t ask for one.

Again, there are some very useful links below, which should aid you:

Your Complete Guide to Writing A Cover Letter For 2020 (link opens in a new window)

A comprehensive guide to both CV and Cover Letters (link opens in a new window)


Useful Downloads

First job CV template

School leaver CV template

School leaver CV template instructions