CVs and covering letters


CV success top tips

The CV is your opportunity to sell and market yourself positively to an employer. Your CV should summarise your career history, record your personal, educational, employment and voluntary experience and emphasise your knowledge, skills, responsibilities and achievements relevant to the job you are applying for.

Covering letters top tips

A covering letter can be used to profile and highlight the contents of your CV. It offers an opportunity to introduce yourself positively to the employer. Your letter should be well constructed and clearly written.


CV templates and examples


CV guide for Graduate jobsGetting Started: CVs and covering letters guidesGetting Started: CVs and covering letters guides

  Getting Started: CVs and covering letters for placements and graduate jobs guide (pdf - 422kb)

CV guide for Part time jobs

  Getting Started: CVs and covering letters for part time jobs guide (pdf - 418kb)

You can also download the above two guides and further examples tailored to your course or School on the careers organisation on E-learning@Tees
Copies are also available to takeaway in the careers information area.

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Your LinkedIn profile

Find out how to market yourself positively and professionally to potential employers online. Create a LinkedIn profile - top tips, templates and guides on our using social media to find a job page

Video and digital CVs

An employer may ask you to submit a video CV. Find out what to include - tips, dos and donts.

Reference books resource

Sorting your CV - tips and advice video

Sorting your CV - tips and advice

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Other ways to get CV and covering letter help


Seek advice

Get individual advice and feedback on your CV at an appointment or drop-in session.
Note - we do not provide a CV writing service, and cannot spend time correcting your spelling and grammar.
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CV presentations

Attend the CV presentation for an introduction to CVs, and find out how to develop the skills to create and update your own CV.
See when the next sessions will be held - check our events page


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