How to write a CV

In the world after school, you will increasingly need to write applications for places to study and for jobs.
Normally an application will consist of a CV and a covering letter.
Knowing how to write these is crucial to success.

There are plenty of webpages offering advice on how to do this.
A good place to start is the Europass website, set up by the European Commission.
The site offers templates and examples for CVs and related documents. These are particularly useful for applications between European countries.

However, your application process is too important to consult only one source of information. So read more widely.
The sites listed below should get you started.
You will find further useful links offering sample CV's and more suggestions:

Remember that the websites above are aimed at graduates looking for a job after university.
But the general principles apply to you now.

Moreover, you may gain some insight into how you might like to arrange the next few years so that when you are applying for a job you will have a CV to be proud of.
For example, work experience placements (internships) and scholarships from educational foundations will always impress!


Your CV must be sent with a covering letter.

Success with your application means an interview.

But to achieve success, work is essential: a practice application.

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