Your CV will help determine whether or not you get an interview. You can make your CV appeal to different employers. Always keep the employers in mind when writing your CV. Think to yourself “what would they be looking for in an employee?” To be effective, your CV must be attractive, organised and very readable. In most cases it should be brief and to the point.
Everyone can write their own CV with some assistance. Use this information to help:
You can also attend a workshop held by the Career Centre to get extra help in completing your CV.
Additional CV resources and examples:
- CV sentence starters
- CV checklist
- CV example – Accounting
- CV example – Automotive trade
- CV TEMPLATE – Nursing ACE
The purpose of the covering letter is to get an interview. It is not to summarise what is in your CV, but to prove that you possess the key criteria which they have asked for in the job advertisement – the relevant skills, qualifications, personal strengths, motivation etc to do the job. Your cover letter will let the employer know how well you have analysed the job and provides information about you that matches it.
Make this letter appropriate and unique to this job. Do not use the same letter for every job. Ensure all spelling and punctuation is correct.
Additional cover letter examples:
CV Drop In Booth
Don’t forget, if you would like your Job Application or CV/Covering Letter reviewed, pop into the CV Drop In Booth on the ground floor in Te Puna, open week days during semester from 11.00am – 1.00pm.