Careers are the experts in all forms of writing CVs, personal statements and job applications. See the Careers staff for advice and resources to help you understand what employers are looking for in your CV.

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Careers CV resources

There is a lot of useful guidance on different types of CV on the Careers website, including outline structures, what to include, and when to use each structure, plus examples to follow:

CV templates in Word

You can find helpful CV and covering letter templates in Word to make sure your document looks well formatted. Open Microsoft Word and go to 'File', click on 'New' and then type 'CV' or 'covering letter' into the search box at the top.

Good grammar

Ensuring your CV is clearly and correctly written makes a professional impression. Look at our pages on the different elements of accurate writing: 

Attention to detail

Many jobs ask for attention to detail as a requirement so having typos and avoidable mistakes on your CV could mean it isn’t shortlisted. Have a look at our page on proofreading to develop your skills: