How to write the perfect email covering letter

Writing a covering email to accompany your CV If your CV is attached to the email, then use the main body of the email as your covering letter. Tell the employer how you meet their key requirements so that you can immediately make a good impression and entice them to open the attachment and look […]

Should you pay someone to help write your professional CV?

In a recent live Q&A, on switching between the public and private sectors, one of the panellists said: “Getting someone else to write your CV for you, especially a CV writing business, is a mistake. I would always want to see how you describe yourself, rather than someone else do it for you. Professionally-written CVs look […]

Job hunting in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic

It’s a tough time in the jobs market, as firms struggle to operate or shed staff to cut costs. In the week to 27 November, the volume of online job adverts posted was at 77% of the number posted in the same week last year. As companies move to remote work to fight the coronavirus pandemic […]

How to write the perfect CV for 2021

Firstly, you’re right – there is no perfect CV. That’s because the CV isn’t what gets you that job you really want… that’s down to you. That said, the CV that speaks to what a prospective employer is looking for can get you on the first step of the ladder. Let’s be clean, the CV […]

Your complete guide to constructing a Cover letter

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Visual Tips for making your CV stand out

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