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CVs and applications

CVs for the UK job market

When you apply for a job in the UK, your CV will need to be adapted to the format and style which UK employers demand.

UK employers will be interested to know how your existing skills and previous work experience are relevant to their business and to the position, so it is important to tailor your CV for each job you apply for.

  • CVs, covering letters and applications Start with our general advice on CVs, covering letters and applications for the UK job market, including guides, examples and industry guidelines.
  • What are UCAS points? Advice on how to present your international qualifications to UK employers and deal with applications that ask you to provide UCAS points.

CVs for international jobs

When returning to work in your home or another country, you will need to adapt your CV to the style for the country.

Most multinational companies will have a very similar style to the UK CV. Smaller companies and different types of organisations may have particular formatting or content demands.

  • Passport Career Log in to access country profiles with advice and guidelines on writing CV/resumes for your chosen country.