CVs & Cover Letters

Writing and formatting tips to make your application stand out.

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10 best skills to include on a CV

Learn how to highlight 10 of the best skills that employers look for on your CV, how to choose between hard and soft skills, and more with Indeed Career Guide.

Discover how to craft a professional and well-written job application email that can help you stand out from other candidates and succeed in the job search.

Learn how to write a cover letter, with advice on which greeting to use, do and don'ts, and templates.

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Top CV formats: tips and examples of common CV types

Learn about the top CV formats and discover which one to choose so you can highlight your strengths and suitability for a position and secure an interview.

Find out what a tour guide is and the key skills necessary to succeed as one, including how to create a tour guide CV with a template and an example.

Discover how CVs and cover letters can help you in the job search process, and find out the answer to the commonly asked question 'is a CV a cover letter?'.

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What is CV design? (Including how to effectively use it)

Learn how effective CV design can enhance the visual appeal of your CV and discover ways to create an impactful document that stands out from other candidates.

Learn how to write nurse practitioner cover letter examples adapting these general writing tips to help create your attractive application.

Discover how to create an effective CV header, including tips and examples and the most important parts of a CV header to help you prepare yours effectively.

Learn how to write a customer service cover letter in eight steps, including a template to use to prepare your own cover letter and some example letters.

Discover how you can write a cover letter for teenagers, why cover letters are so important and look at a brief example you can model your own cover letter on.

Learn all there is to know about writing a sales assistant cover letter with a step-by-step guide and example to help you craft your own professional document.

Learn about what you can include on your data analyst CV, why it's so important to include the right topics and how you can make your CV stand out.

Review how to send a cover letter via email with this step-by-step guide, plus what it is, its importance and an example to help you create your own.

Learn more about what what a CV profile is, how to write a CV profile, what a CV profile may include and different CV profile examples for your situation.

Explore how to list skills on a CV to improve your chances of success in a job search, and discover examples of how to create an effective CV skills section.

Discover the achievements to list on a CV that can help you impress a potential employer and explore examples of accomplishments you can include on your CV.

In this guide, discover how to write a personal statement you can use when applying for job roles and read an example that can impress a potential employer.

Discover the differences between a resume vs CV, learn when to use them effectively and explore what you can use each document for in the job search process.

Discover the best CV layout to use for most job applications, what information to include in the various sections and 5 tips you can use to create a strong CV.

A cover letter should be around three paragraphs long, include your contact information, a professional salutation, a few anecdotes with concrete examples of why you're qualified for the job, and a complimentary closing.