CVs & Cover Letters

Writing and formatting tips to make your application stand out.

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.

139 Action Verbs to Make Your CV Stand Out

When writing your CV, avoid using weak or passive verbs. From this list of action verbs, select the words that help you powerfully communicate your achievements.

How to Structure a Cover Letter (With Example)

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.

How to Write a Cover Letter

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

6 Universal Rules for Writing Your CV

Learn how to write a CV with these six ground rules, including how to cover the essentials, quantify your accomplishments and more.

7 Powerful Ways to Start a Cover Letter (With Examples)

Start your cover letters with authenticity and enthusiasm, letting your personality and qualifications shine through. Here are several examples.

How to End a Cover Letter (With Tips and Examples)

Learn how to end a cover letter and review examples you can use to create your own cover letter ending.

What Is a Personal Profile on Your CV?

Learn what a personal profile is on a CV, why it's beneficial, how to write one and get some examples of a personal profile.

What Is a Cover Letter?

A cover letter is a document that you send to employers to detail your interest in the opportunity and the company and how you are a good fit for the role in question.