CVs and covering letters

Your CV and covering letter are important marketing tools in your job search.

You may only have seconds to catch an employer’s attention, so they need to be effective, persuasive documents to make an impact.

Further CV & covering letter support 

If you would like support in preparing your CV or cover letter, book an appointment with an applications adviser and bring a draft copy along to your meeting.

Come along to a 'Top Tips' 30 minute session or specialist CV workshop designed to give you the confidence and tools to create effective documents. Check out the Apply Yourself events page for upcoming events & workshops. 

Our Apply Yourself Canvas course: CVs and Covering Letters, introduces advice on how to structure your documents, what to include and how to effectively evidence the skills, achievements, experience and enthusiasm that make you suitable .

Quick guides: download & keep

These downloadable quick guides will help you to prepare for an application, interviews & assessment centres, and also help you create a great CV and covering letter.

Top tips sessions: 

Our innovative ‘Top Tip’ sessions delivered by our Student Peer Presenter Team are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process. Come along to a Top Tips session on campus or alternatively view our workshops online. 

Videos (left to right): "Apply yourself: Top tips to success at assessment centres", "Top tips for sourcing funding for further study" and "Apply yourself: Top tips for interview success". Second row: "Apply yourself: Top tips for applying for a Masters", "Apply yourself: Top tips to a great CV" and "Apply yourself: Top tips for online applications".


Job application, interview & career planning workshops

Come along to one of our drop-in sessions below:

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