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Writing a CV

Curriculum Vitae CV basics





Functional CV

This type of CV highlights major areas of accomplishment and strength, and allows you to organise these in the order that best supports your work objectives and job targets.

Functional CV sample Microsoft Word 16kB


Targeted CV

This type of CV focuses on a clear, specific job target, listing appropriate capabilities and supporting accomplishments. Each job target requires a different CV.

Targeted CV sample Microsoft Word 16kB


Chronological CV

This type of CV emphasises work experience and personal history. This CV communicates that you are experienced and established in one career area.

Chronological CV sample Microsoft Word 14kB


Covering letters


Useful tips


Covering letter template and samples

The National Careers Service also has information on CV’s including a CV builder.


Useful links

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