If you want to land your dream job, your CV and cover letter need to be up to scratch. With our CV resource hub, get all the information you need to know, plus free professional CV and cover letter templates tailored to several major industries.

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why use a professional CV or cover letter template?

Writing the perfect CV and cover letter takes time. But with the right information and advice at your fingertips, there's nothing to stop you from standing out from the crowd.

This CV resource hub brings together valuable tips from our recruitment experts, as well as providing easily downloadable, completely free, professional CV and cover letter templates and examples that provide all the guidance you need.

how to use our free CV and cover letter templates

Each of our professional free CV and cover letter templates and examples is clearly laid out to help you edit them in line with your experience and the job you’re applying for.

  1. Download the CV and cover letter templates for your industry, then unzip the file.
  2. You’ll find two files.
    1. The first is a CV or cover letter example formatted in the correct style. It will also feature text you can directly edit and instructions on what may be best to write.
    2. The second is a PDF file with expert advice and notes on writing the different sections of the document, organised section by section, paragraph by paragraph.
  3. Make sure to study the notes and templates to fully understand what employers are looking for. From there, make plenty of edits using the CV or cover letter template as a guide to organise your own experiences, skills and qualities.

In general, always accurately describe your background, skills and understanding. When noting achievements, try to provide precise figures on what was achieved. Highlight why transferrable skills are such. Don’t shy away from including soft skills. And be sure to note when you were promoted within a role. To find out more, learn how to write a CV.

what are some industry-specific CV and cover letter writing tips?

No matter what job you're applying for, it’s critical to have both a professional CV and cover letter that are well written and highlight your core skills. The combination will go a long way to putting your best foot forward and helping you land an interview.

Below, view our favourite tips and testimonials from Randstad experts to help you climb the career ladder.

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