Cover letter and CV advice

This section provides guidance on how to successfully apply for your next role. Get your cover letter and CV noticed with these tips on how to compose a winning application.
A CV is your personal marketing document, designed to ‘sell’ your skills and abilities to a potential employer. Research suggests that readers scan CVs within about 20 seconds, so it’s important to show them at a glance why you are the best fit. 
Sometimes recruiters and HR managers only have a limited amount of time to scan or read CVs, making a well-written CV indispensable if you want to progress to the interview stage of the process.  
Far too often people looking for jobs neglect their cover letters, leaving them to the last minute and not taking enough time to include important, relevant information. 
In most cases your cover letter is the first chance potential employers have to get to know who you are as an employee and an individual. Thus, writing an excellent cover letter is your just step to getting your foot in the door for your dream job.