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At the start of your career you can sometimes feel that your CV is too short and that you need to add more information to make it look impressive. Here are some tips on how to improve your CV by bulking out particular areas.

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A good CV is vital when applying for academic jobs. An academic CV is different from more generic CVs. This article will explain what you need to include, what employers want to see and how they will use your CV.

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Your referees are very important in the job seeking process. Most people focus on presenting their qualifications, skills and experience and spend little time deciding who should be their referees. But choosing a good referee can make...

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This type of CV is becoming increasingly common. It is most useful for non-academic roles.Instead of prioritising your job-based experiences in a chronological way, the skills based CV is centred on a range of different skills that you...

How to Lay Out an Academic CV

An academic CV is very different to a generic CV, so the advice you see on other CV sites might not be relevant if you are applying for an academic job. Here are some tips on how to lay out an academic CV.

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Knowing your USP will make writing a CV and cover letter and preparing for an interview much easier.To find out what your USP is, break down what you can offer into three categories: qualifications, experience and skills.

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Academic Cover Letter Template: Teaching-Focused Lectureship Post

This template is suitable for use by a candidate who has experience of teaching at a Higher Education institution but who has not got a PhD.

Academic Cover Letter Template: Senior Lectureship Post

Recently we had an academic cover letter template for a teaching-focused lectureship post. Now Dr Catherine Armstrong has developed one for a senior lectureship post.

The Video CV: Will It Ever Work in Academia?

Jobseekers and employers are always looking for ways to use new technology to their advantage in order to find the best jobs and the best candidates. One of the latest innovations is the video CV. This is a method of using technology...

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This is an academic cover letter template that you can use together with the academic CV template.

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It is vitally important that you work on building a strong CV whatever your current level is on the career ladder. A good CV will get you noticed at the job application stage and take you through to interview but it will also be needed...

Applying for a Job Part 2: CV and Covering Letter

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Top Ten Tips for writing cover letters

Using a cinema analogy, if your CV is a big-budget blockbuster then your covering letter should be the short and enticing movie trailer.

Academic Applications

Neil Harris' article covers everything you need to know about applications for academic roles. Including what to write in you form, CV and cover letter.

10 things NOT to do on your CV

When you submit your CV it had better be good. The recruiter who receives your application will probably have dozens or even hundreds of CVs to shift and sort. So you'll be lucky if your CV is read for more than 10 seconds.

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