3rd December 2011

Why tailoring the cover letter is CRITICAL

Why tailoring the cover letter is CRITICAL

So, you’ve got your CV prepared and you’ve seen a job you want to apply for. Do you just send your CV out and leave it at that?  Of course not.  If you really want a particular job and you have exactly what it takes to do it, then a short, meaningful cover letter is your way of saying so. In fact, it’s vital that you attach one. A good cover letter takes time and effort because ...
3rd December 2011

How to write a successful covering letter

How to write a successful covering letter

Why do you need a covering letter? The covering letter is vital to your CV. This is why it is the first page and not an addition. 'Please find enclosed my CV' won't get you very far. Your covering letter demonstrates your writing style better than your CV (which is usually more brief and factual). The covering letter puts flesh on the bare bones of the CV. It points out to the employer the information showing that ...
3rd December 2011

What information should a CV include?

What information should a CV include?

Personal details Normally these would be your name, address, date of birth (although with age discrimination laws now in force this isn't essential), telephone number and email. Education and qualifications Your degree subject and university, plus A levels and GCSEs or equivalents. Mention grades unless poor! Work experience Use action words such as developed, planned and organised. Even work in a shop, bar or restaurant will involve working in a team, providing a quality service to customers, and dealing ...