CV & Cover Letter: A Closer Look

You may have seen our previous video on how to get started on writing your CV.

This time around, our Jobs for Australia volunteers take a closer look, and share more advanced tips on how you can make both your CV and Cover Letter stand out particularly to the recruiter, or hiring manager that is reading it.

Thanks to Michael DelaneyCorey Farrugia, and Jessica Smith for your insights!

Areas to focus on to make your application stand out:

  • Address the name of the recruiter or hiring manager if you are privy to it
  • Include the title of the role you are applying for
  • Avoid the use of jargon or acronyms
  • Avoid duplicating information in your Cover Letter that is covered in your CV
  • Personalise your sign-off; Use a digital signature and best contact number
  • The first page of your CV is the most important, include your contact details
  • Focus on your story (About Me), your skills and capabilities, and how you demonstrate this
  • Make sure you include a career snapshot with a list of companies you have worked for and tenure
  • Include any education and qualifications you hold that match the prerequisites that have been asked of you
  • Be concise on what you have done, don’t go off tangent
  • Ensure that what you have included shows the complete story of how you’ve developed your career overtime
  • Focus on your experiences that are relevant to the role you have applied for

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