Introduction

Your CV is the first impression that a potential employer will get of you. These resources will take you through the process of researching the role to writing your CV; it will help you to produce a well-structured, tailored CV, that will highlight your relevant skills and experience.

Finding a job: Researching the organisation and the role

Before you begin a job application it is essential you research the organisation and the role, it will help you gather the evidence you need to make your application stand out. You can use the information you have about a role to highlight relevant skills, experience and attributes in your CV, making it easier for recruiters to see how you fit the role you are applying for.

Finding a job: CV structure and presentation

A well-presented CV with a logical structure is easier for recruiters to read; enabling them to immediately identify how you fit the role being advertised. This resource explores the elements of a well presented and coherently structured CV, and illustrates how you can create a professional looking CV that will be easier for recruiters to read and make a positive first impression.

Finding a job: Tailoring your CV

Recruiters will spot immediately if you haven't adapted your application to the role and their company. This resource examines how you can use the information you have about a role to highlight relevant skills, experience and attributes in your CV, making it easier for recruiters to see how you fit the role you are applying for.