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Applications, CVs and covering letters are the first thing an employer sees about you. If they are uninspiring and difficult to read, what will an employer think about you?
The purpose of these documents is to persuade an employer you have the correct knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job. This is the first step towards getting an interview, therefore you need to make sure that they positively showcase what you have to offer.
The way you produce your CV and covering letter/email is your choice and there is no perfect way. However, you may want to consider the following when thinking about the style and presentation:
Download the Solent Futures CV guide
Many jobs require you to complete an application form. They allow employers to compare applicants on a like-for-like basis and often include questions relevant to the role. Keep in mind the following points for a good application:
When completing applications and/or CVs you will want to make certain your spelling, grammar and punctuation are correct.
Further examples of CVs and covering letters on Careerbox[log in required]
Don't forget the importance of social media in your job hunting. It is important to separate your professional and personal online presence.
Find out more about social media
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