CVs & Résumés

Browse our collection of tips, advice and templates for writing your CV, résumé and cover letter – including ATS considerations and common mistakes to look out for – and learn how to effectively market yourself to recruiters as a viable candidate.

Graphic CV concept
CVS & RÉSUMÉS / JUL 09, 2018

It’s no secret that getting through the CV sift is the biggest hurdle of the job search marathon. Indeed, in a competitive market where desirable vacancies can attract...
Creative young man working on tablet and laptop
CVS & RÉSUMÉS / JUN 27, 2018

Let’s face it: nobody particularly enjoys putting together a CV. You have to remember dates, make mundane responsibilities sound interesting and authoritative and – worst...
CV education section in job application
CVS & RÉSUMÉS / JUN 12, 2018

During the arduous process of putting your CV together (or résumé, for that matter), it can be easy to overlook the importance of the education section. Indeed, in many...
Concept of young man speaking foreign languages
CVS & RÉSUMÉS / MAY 28, 2018

In an increasingly globalised marketplace, the ability to speak another language is becoming a key skill for employers. Yet many bilingual jobseekers either underestimate...
Businessman reading resume
CVS & RÉSUMÉS / MAY 22, 2018

Have you ever wondered why Europeans apply for a job with a CV and Americans use a résumé? You probably thought it was just a play on words, that they’re both the same...
Proofreading note
CVS & RÉSUMÉS / MAY 01, 2018

It takes just one teenie-tiny typo on your otherwise awesome CV to ruin your chances of landing a job. Of course, there are some employers who are willing to overlook a...
Hand writing CV in notebook
CVS & RÉSUMÉS / FEB 23, 2018

Have you ever applied for a number of jobs and received nothing but rejection? It’s enough to make you wonder where you’re going wrong. Well, the answer can be quite...
Young man working on laptop
CVS & RÉSUMÉS / FEB 12, 2018

Skills are a key component of a well-written CV. Although your work experience and your education paint a picture of your background and your overall qualifications, the...
CV contact details address
CVS & RÉSUMÉS / FEB 08, 2018

The job search process has changed greatly over the past decade; hiring managers and recruiters expect candidates to compact as much information as possible into a...
Young woman sitting on stairs reading map
CVS & RÉSUMÉS / JAN 31, 2018

Gap years are now as common as going on holiday, with thousands of people from all walks of life taking time out before or during full-time employment to achieve other...
Personal information folder
CVS & RÉSUMÉS / DEC 27, 2017

Many people – jobseekers and recruiters alike – will tell you that your CV’s employment history section is the hardest to put together. Others might tell you it’s the...
Grammar on wooden blocks
CVS & RÉSUMÉS / DEC 19, 2017

Recruiters and hiring managers don’t just scrutinise applicants’ CVs for their qualifications and experience. They’re also sticklers for grammar and spelling. So much so...
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