Careers Service

Example CVs for different jobs

You will see some applicants are applying for roles directly related to their degree, while others are applying for careers open to applicants from any degree or with a particular career path in mind. There is no exact formula for creating the perfect CV (templates are generally a bad idea), but here are some examples (you’ll see they’re all different).

Each time you apply for a job you need to check the advertisement, job and person specification to see what skills and attributes the employer is looking for. Each employer may have a different set of preferences even for similar roles.

By looking at the job description or advertisement given with each CV below you can see how the applicant has tailored their CV specifically for that role.

Each CV comes with a tips sheet, a copy of the advertisement for the job and the CV.

Further examples showing different layouts